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A 4-Step Process For Making Every Day Productive

Some days are ultra-productive. You wake up, know exactly what you need to do, and do it. Boom.

Ask yourself, though: How consistent are you about this? If you’re anything like me, superhero-levels of productivity aren’t regular occurrences.

A lot of days start more haphazardly; maybe you sleep in too long, or maybe you’re just not 100% clear on everything you need to do. Luckily, there are some useful habits you can practice in order to start having more days of the ultra-productive variety.

In this video, I’ll give you a 4-step process that will help you get a productive start to each day – and give you momentum you can use to finish bigger projects.

(If you’re unable to see the video above, you can view it on YouTube.)

Below you’ll find a quick sum-up of each part of the process, along with links to tools I use.

Habit 1 – Plan Your Day the Night Before: By taking the time to plan out your day before you go to bed, you’re using what should be your most de-stressed time of the day to strategize.

  • My favorite tool for this is… a whiteboard. I also plan out big projects in Trello.

Habit 2 – Use the Clear to Neutral technique: When you’re done working for the day, reset your workspace by closing tabs, cleaning up, etc.

Habit 3 – Wake yo ass up early: Getting up early enough to have a good chunk of time before you start school or work gives you the opportunity to relax a bit, clear your head, and practice the next technique…

Habit 4 – Have a morning ritual: Practicing a few small habits every morning gives your motivation levels a “momentum boost”.

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