You feel like you're stuck in a rut at work or in life, where you just can't bring yourself to get things done? Learn 6 powerful techniques to help get back in the zone.
The other day, I came across an interesting post on the get disciplined sub-Reddit. This person told a story about a some serious motivation and performance issues he was experiencing, to the extent that is was seriously affecting his career and personal life. He asked the question “how do I get out of a rut?” and this really resonated with me, as he described some feelings that I could definitely relate with.
Sometimes it can be hard to get started on a task. Just when it seems like you are ready to get moving on that thing you have been putting off, something on Facebook pops up.
And we both know it is probably really important.
So you should check it before you get started.
Just in case....
Be honest, are you reading this now because you are avoiding doing something else?
To ensure that your working time is actually effective, take some time to arrange your environment in a way that will help your productivity before you get started. If you do this you will go a long way in making the most of your work time.
One really helpful strategy is to set up separate “zones” for your work and home life.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about increasing the minimum wage in the U.S. Much of this debate has centered around the potential economic effects of such a raise. One side argues that increasing the minimum wage will decrease the number of jobs available as employers are forced to cut costs to afford new higher wages. On the other side advocates suggest that past wage hikes have not adversely affected employment.
After I wrote the post last week I started thinking about how I schedule my time. This last week I have started on a project that has required a lot of meetings, and I am finding myself scheduling many 60 – 90 minute time slots throughout the week.
Earlier this week we had our third snow day of the year. The blistery -35 degree wind chill made it the perfect day to stay in and get some work done.
Now normally I dread a full day off (go figure). Like many others, I function better with a little bit of back pressure. If I know that there are 2 hours to get a task done, it will get done in that time frame. However, if there is an entire day it is easy to put off what you have to do by telling yourself there is still plenty of time in the day.