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3 tips to help avoid creating productivity obstacles

3 tips to help avoid creating productivity obstacles

How are you mentally and physically preparing for this week?

How are you creating harmony with your 7 dimensions of wellness?

(Physical, Emotional, Intellectual, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, Occupational)

Sometimes when we enter a new week, we can experience the stumbling blocks of overdoing and creating obstacles.

An obstacle I hear my clients describe is this overwhelming urge to dive right back into their work week – at a pace that's 2-to-3 times faster than necessary.

It’s like the urgency to get back to a productive state creates this excessive pile-on of tasks that feels exhausting before the week gets started.

Here are 3 tips to help avoid creating productivity obstacles - at the start of the week.

Create a morning ritual to support your productivity

Switch up the way you start your morning with a routine that centers and energizes you. Starting your day feeling calm and ready is the best way to avoid creating mental obstacles. The rituals should be 3-to-5 steps/activities that can be completed in 10-to-20 minutes each morning.

Predict your productivity and success

In your journal on Sunday or Monday, write a “prediction” letter to yourself. As you write the letter, imagine it’s the end of a productive week. Describe your success, acknowledge your accomplishments, and celebrate your wins. This will help you relax your mental expectations as you start your week.

Schedule time to procrastinate

Procrastination usually shows up when we feel nervous or uncertain about a task we need to complete. Procrastination is also a symptom of perfectionism or feeling like we aren’t enough. Blocking off time on your calendar for procrastination can give you a mental break and energy boost.

What are you looking forward to, this week?
What morning rituals or productivity rituals do you have in place?
What do you need to revise or tweak?

Kanesha Baynard

Kanesha is the founder of the Bold Living Today community focused on helping members disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity and navigate transition with confidence and boldness.