Someone who is productive does the complete opposite of what I, and many others, have been doing up until this moment; they're preserving their energy, making the most of every single second, mapping out their master plan, doing rather than saying, and being as proactive as possible to excel from their current state. So what's the big difference between people who are consistently proactive and those considered fruitless? Well, since everything starts within, it's safe to say that people who are productive are likely to have healthy regimens in place that make time to enhance their senses; whether that be Self-Care Sundays, making two eggs and a smoothie every morning, or simply cuddling up with a book at the end of the night. Enhancing your senses takes many forms but the end result is the same; you're nourishing your body by exposing it to healthy habits that promote growth, and ultimately a push to productivity.
1. Nourish Yourself Properly
Eat multiple meals each day that contains "High-Octane Foods" (foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other health-promoting substances. (WebMD)).
I know."It's easier said than done." "Eating healthy is expensive!"
Stop making excuses. I myself am no vegan but it's as simple as swapping out chips for grapes or cherries. When you go out to eat choose roasted potatoes rather than french fries. Drink more water! (especially when you first wake up in the morning to get everything running smoothly.) You feel better when you eat better. Check out these High-Octane Foods that provide your body with a natural kick start, you'd be surprised how many things are on here that you probably already eat. My personal faves are Salmon, Almonds, and Mangoes (the world's sexiest fruit).
SIGHT + SOUND
2. Learn something new
Learning is a stepping stone to growth. Each day, whether it's your best or worst, there will always be at least one lesson to be learned. My advice? Observe your environments thoroughly, listen more, and create discourse. You're going places and doing things in environments that you're not used to, it's important to learn how to adapt so you can comfortably take up space anywhere. Get used to taking in your surroundings, acting accordingly and efficiently. Imagine going to a networking party in a city you haven't been in before. Are you just going to sit at a table and look cute? Or will you see whats going on in the function and start communicating with prospects and mutuals?
3. Put the time inAs the authors of Being Boss have said consistently throughout their book,
DO THE WORK!
Exercise your hustle/passions by doing them. OFTEN AND ALWAYS! Prevent yourself from feeling bad, make the time, do the work. There have been so many times where I was doing nothing so I sat down and made a list of things to do for the upcoming week yet started nothing and wasted a day. What a bad feeling. Prevent that should've, could've, would've feeling by doing things as soon as possible once you think of it. You can't be productive if you aren't actually doing anything.
4. Learn to smell bullsh*t from a mile away.
You know that alarming feeling you get when you are in a conversation with someone and you know they're feeding you a load of crap? Almost like a light bulb going off over your head, your subconscious can tell when something in an interaction isn't quite right and it alerts your body through that sort of light bulb feeling. Don't take gut feelings for granted; trust your body to have your best interest. Use this feeling as a warning to proceed with caution and really analyze what has been occurring around you. 5. Create a routine
Start making healthy habits and incorporate them into your routines! Figure out how you can enhance your sense more by taking the time to do some self-evaluating. Ask yourself the following: - What are some things that I often put off when I shouldn't?- Have I been giving everything my all?- What is my body telling me I need more of?- Are the interactions that I've been having felt fulfilling? So what are you waiting for? What are you going to do after reading this post? Comment below. I'll be waiting for your success stories.