Being disorganized is a major reason of stress in working millennial. By being disorganized your productivity is not set at an optimal level. You try targeting achievements based on an ideal situation but lose control over it very soon. Disorganization takes control and weighs in on you. It makes you stressed out due to missing deadlines and not achieving what you intended to achieve.
Being organized is the first step in the list to improve productivity measures. Here we discuss various factors which if taken care can lead to better productivity. Thereby, you will both feel in control and enjoy the achievements. Thereby making you stress free. This is the most important factor in achieving wellness.
It has been an observation for me that majority of successful people whom we believe are successful in life are early risers. The biggest advantage of being an early riser that you have all the time in the world to yourself – your “Me Time”. It is the time to really think about your day what you intend to achieve. Once you set the goal you also have time to think alternatives and as a result you do not do things haphazardly.
Rising early in the morning also infuses positive mindset. Many cultures celebrate the morning hours as the hour of the creator. Your imagination works best in the morning hours. It is best to initiate any activity involving your creativeness in this morning hour.
The other advantage of rising early is that you have the opportunity to invigorate your senses. A few stretches and breathing exercises awakens you fully and makes you ready to take on the world. Rising early is one of the best things you can do to improve productivity measures.
Reduce Screen Time
The Working Millennial completely spoil their routine by getting sucked into screen time. Some screen time is necessary to keep in touch with the world and to discharge your duties. However, the trend nowadays has been to keep looking at the screen even after going to bed. This is seriously hampering the well-being of the new generation.
Sleep pattern is disturbed where you spend the days with sleepy eyes. The body clock is quick to reset but the associated systems are not. Sleep deprived body is a known host for many allergies and infections.
One must keep a discipline in screen time. Have a fixed schedule at least for bed time and never ever try to violate it. You will quickly see that you feel much more refreshed and energetic.
Develop One-Minute Strategy
The best book I have come across to manage your time is “The One-Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson. It is a thin book but educates any working millennial in how to manage your time and still be successful. Success is a relative term and I see successful as being stress-free.
The improve productivity measures in this book are cutting down on meeting time, controlling and prioritizing important things over urgent things and developing a second line whom you can trust with work.
For me, the most important thing on which I was educated was prioritizing the important things over urgent things. A phone call may be urgent to take but may not be important. However, getting educated in a skill you desire to work on may be important but not urgent. Any situation in life comprises both urgent and important things. An urgency always takes precedence and you get an adrenaline rush.
Most successful people are able to work majorly on important things with a small proportion of urgent things. Working Millennial can be hugely successful once they learn how to prioritize them. You should not be surprised if your prime reason for being stressed out is that you are only working on urgent things and not on the important ones.
The other learning to come out of the book “The One-Minute Manager” is how you can automate things in your life. The book is written in a factory setting but this is true in any sphere of life. In order to automate, you need to develop systems on which you can rely upon. A number of gadgets are available today which helps you in automating life right from switching on your air conditioner remotely to getting groceries delivered to your doorstep. Though I am against spending too much screen time and not a big fan of whatever gadgets come to the market, but see its use in easing out our lives well. Do use gadgets which automate your sundry activities.
Besides, developing a second line is extremely important. The book discusses how to successfully develop your second line. It is not about commandeering all the time. You need to be a coach to beginners but strict once they have picked up the thread. Providing autonomy to experienced hands works better in executing the job. You have only two hands. What is needed a couple of more but which you trust as your own hand.
We discussed a few pointers for improving productivity measures. These pointers are some easiest to understand and implement. Rising early has always been considered to stoke your imagination. You feel best when you tend to be a creator. It fills you with joy however small or insignificant the creation be. Once you are filled with joy, stress goes away.
Reducing screen time is a must do for all working millennial. The cost is heavy for not doing it. So stop yourself today and dedicate yourself to your wellness.
Developing one minute strategy and automating your life are some secrets revealed for improving productivity. Focus on doing more of important things which works to reduce the urgent things in life. Urgency is the major cause of stress. Once this is reduced, you live a life free of stress.
I encourage you to implement these ideas in your life and see how your stress level reduces. Do come back and leave your comments in the comment box below encouraging others to live a life free of stress.