Every morning, we wake up to a never-ending list of tasks, all vying for our attention and time. It’s no wonder that keeping up with this daily grind can be mentally draining, leaving us feeling exhausted and unproductive.
With countless distractions seeking our attention, staying on track with priorities and making the best use of our time can be challenging. As business owners, finding the energy and resources to ensure our operations run efficiently can seem like an insurmountable mission.
However, in this blog post, we’re going to reveal three essential tips to help you conserve your time and energy, allowing you to wake up feeling more productive and motivated than ever before.
But first, here are 3 common reasons why you would want to wake up productive.
- Possess the energy to achieve more with less time
- Have the stamina to earn more with less time.
- Have the perseverance to Get more done in 3 months than your peer in 8 months.
We all want productivity. The question is, how do you sustain being productive all the time? here’s as follows: –
#1. Get Rid of Toxic Customers & Clients
In a nutshell, customers with toxic attitudes and mindsets drain your energy and zap your creative nectar.
If you encounter a client or prospect who is a Sociopath or Narcissist, you need to subjugate your Ego and walk away from the relationship.
Such people often remind you of their high-net-worth status to keep you hooked. Sometimes they enjoy baiting you to do free stuff for them by mentioning his extensive network with many high-value/ high-income individuals.
Others would portray that they can connect you to wealthy individuals only if you do task A, B, and C for them at no charge.
Based on Hailey Sharfir (LPCS, LCAS, CCS) and Benjamin Troy (MD) research (Nov 2021), there are 7 top signs of a sociopath or Narcissist.
- Using intelligence, charm, or charisma to manipulate you and others.
- Exaggerated achievements, talents, and self-importance
- Hunger for power and dominance over you
- Apply manipulative and deceptive behaviour on you
- Possess a ruthless & litigious personality
- Broken moral compass with a limited conscience
- Fragile Ego, easily irritated, and a vengeful heart.
Such individuals have an unresolved dark side within them that you will never win when dealing with them.
Even if you won the battle, you would have lost the war.
Going head-to-head with these sociopaths, you will:
- Lose precious time (the most precious asset you have)
- Waste your creative thinking over their problems and issues.
- Experience a roller coaster emotional state (aka. Their ongoing bait and switch behaviour)
- Miss out on other income opportunities
- Lose money, resources, and time.
- Not have peace of mind and inner peace.
Is it worth it?
Such a toxic personality will drain your time, resources, and zest in Life.
Customers (or clients) who portray these signs may have mental health issues similar to bipolar, narcissistic, or borderline personality disorders.
If you are a person who constantly thrives to become a better version of yourself with goals and missions in Life, stay away from these two personalities as far as you can, even if they offer you a deal of a lifetime. You don’t want anything to do with them.
#2. Sleep At The Right Time
This is the simplest and most obvious solution but also the hardest to cultivate. With Netflix, Foxtel, Disney+ and other streaming TV, distractions level has reached new heights in the entertainment realm – empowering us to stay awake and watch their addictive Drama series until morning.
Do this long term, you can’t be productive if you have brain fog the next morning.
The best time to sleep is before 10pm, and the best time to wake up is at 6pm or anytime your body feels recharged.
Less than 6 hours of sleep can result in memory loss, cognitive and thinking ability decline, caustic mood swings, and irrational thoughts.
If you’re running a business, you are probably aware of the effects lack of sleep has on your performance and ability to concentrate.
So, how much sleep is enough?
According to a study on sleep and recovery by John Underwood, Director of Life of an Athlete-Human Performance Project, the human body undergoes a tremendous period of physical restoration between the hours of 10:00 pm and 2:00 am. On the other hand, the human mind and body undergo a period of restoration every night, usually between 2:00 am and 6:00 am.
Don’t sleep for the sake of sleeping.
Sleeping at 1:00 am and clocking an 8 hours duration may not have the same energising effect when you sleep at 9 pm and wake up at 5:00 am to 6:00 am. The key always lies in the quality of your sleep, not the quantity.
Take the time to get quality sleep. Let your body wind down from the day’s mental, emotional, and physical activities. Recharge your energy, vigour, and motivation through sleep and wake up with a purpose.
Don’t Skip The Greens!
Wait, what has food got to do with being productive?
Vegetables are an alkaline food, and meat is classified as acidic food.
Meat has plenty of toxins especially overcooked. If one consumes too much meat, toxins accumulate in your body, making you sluggish and tired. (Source: Geelong medical group), due to the condition where it is more challenging for your body to process meat than vegetables. As a result, your body diverts more energy to your digestive system to churn that protein-textured meat, thus making you feel lethargic and causing you a lack of drive to do anything productive.
You can do more with a healthy body with greens, vegetables, and a meat-free diet.
Bear in mind that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
We recommend having no-meat meals at least twice a week, as research shows too much meat can make one feel foggy and sleepy. (Deane Alban, BA)
But overall, a balanced omnivorous diet can help normalise your body chemistry, eradicate toxins, and give you the Gung-Ho stamina to succeed in your Life & Business.
Waking up productive is the key for you to live life to the fullest! When you take the time and put in effort, you can actually make things happen. It’s not magic, it’s consistency and dedication. Success takes hard work, so if one of these three tips resonated with you, begin today and accumulate that momentum to see how your life can be improved by simply creating better habits.
Once again – get rid of toxic customers and clients in your life; practice good sleeping habits at the right times, and don’t skip out on those greens! You are now well-equipped with a few ways to ensure success each morning.
As always, take it one day at a time and track your progress as you go. If you want to grow your business and life, book a free discovery call using this link click here.