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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.