Things I need to be productive

It is not how long you sleep that matters, it is what you do when you’re awake.

I paraphrased that quote from Gary Vaynerchuk, one of my most admired idols.

Being productive every single day is hard. I know. Sometimes, trying to do something that requires brain power is so painfully exhausting that I tend to give up early in the process.

I know that there are certain things that prevented me from being super productive for the day:

  1. The lack of sleep.
    Having a lack of sleep could easily crush and ruin the day for me. I will feel lethargic, annoyed and super frustrated. That, topped off with my inability to do any work will annoy the hell out of me.
  2. No Exercise
    Exercise to me is like an energizer, gearing myself up for the day. If I don’t get much exercise for the week, I realised that I get tired and tend to procrastinate more during the day.
  3. Coffee
    Even though I try to avoid coffee on the days that I get enough sleep, I sometimes crave it. I guess I am nearing the point of addiction. Well, as of now, it truly helps me in my productivity and I guess, that’s good enough.
  4. Silence
    I can’t tell you how much I hate noise when I’m studying. My mind is a wanderer and thus, it wanders about from one thing to the next quickly making it hard for me concentrate on one task for a time. That was one of the reasons why I started blogging which is to empty my mind and attempt to settle it down by clearing it of its many ideas and thoughts.

    Thus, I would need peace and quiet when I am studying. Even music is considered a painful distraction for me.

Well, those are just a few of the things that I need to have a productive day. Maybe, just like Chase Jarvis, I would do all those things and check them off every day.


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