5 emotional keys to improve your productivity
Tips and key ideas to improve productivity starting from the management of emotions.
One of the most important aspects to live with wellbeing and fulfillment is productivity, that is, to achieve our objectives (professional or personal) with the least amount of resources possible, in less time and with less stress, to live with well-being and fulfillment.This way, we can live a harmonious and fulfilling life, where you have enough time for yourself, your family and your hobbies.
However, we live with constant blockages that paralyze us and distance us from what we really want. In turn, it is common that achieving the proposed goals entails time, stress, confusion, even personal conflicts. Therefore, it often ends up being exhausting and almost impossible to reconcile professional life with personal or family life. What can we do to change that?
In fact, we can Productivity is not about effort but about strategy, about your way of creating, taking steps and going towards your goals in an intelligent way.It is in the way you create, take steps and go towards your goals in an intelligent way, knowing how to use the resources you have at your disposal without exhausting them (time being the most important of them). So... How to increase your productivity?
The key, as surprising as it may seem to you, is totally emotional. Why? Because human beings are emotional beings, every second of the day we are excited and emotions influence not only our mood, but also in every decision we make, action, interpretation of the world and also in your relationships.
Emotional keys to improve productivity
The famous creative blocks, the belief that you do not deserve it, the famous procrastination, the difficulty to manage time, not knowing how to plan or organize yourself, or having difficulties to make decisions, are problems that depend mainly on emotional factors..
For this reason, no matter how hard you try to make a change to overcome that procrastination or blocking or to be more productive, we will not end up achieving it if we do not go to the root of the problem: our way of managing our emotions.
I am going to give you 5 very simple emotional keys to overcome your blocks, procrastination or increase your productivity (get more and better results but in less time and with less effort).
These keys are the ones that every person who wants to grow personally or professionally needs to apply. to increase their productivity, and with which I have worked in the last 10 years accompanying people in change processes as a psychologist and coach. If you want to live this process, you can visit empoderamientohumano.com to go deeper and get free help for the first steps.
1. Learn to manage fear
Fear is a paralyzing emotion. But... why does it paralyze you before certain actions if nothing bad is going to happen? In fact, sometimes what scares you are actions that lead you towards what you want and make you happy. The problem is not having gone deep enough into that fear.
Unconsciously, you may believe that something dangerous will happen if you take action: lack of acceptance from others, hurting other people, that you will not achieve your goals as you thought you would and that this will weaken the vision you have of yourself? These are unfounded fears that block you..
2. Develop your confidence (emotion)
Confidence is an attitude, but it is also an emotional state. If you don't understand well the emotion of distrust, you can be paralyzed when it comes to making decisions or going towards what you want because you think you don't have enough capacity.
Although capacities are really created and we never have them all with us (your capacity is something that develops little by little), the important thing is to take action. If you don't take action, you will never know if you have the necessary capabilities, and in case you need to learn something else, taking action will be the opportunity to discover it.
3. Defy laziness
Human beings are creatures of habit and tend toward comfort to protect themselves. This can make you you make the decision to put off what you really want to do..
It's about pitting your short-term motivation (which leads to laziness) against your long-term motivation (which leads to growth and well-being). It is also an emotional process.
4. Generate enthusiasm for change
To make decisions, to know how to organize and plan yourself, to learn how to manage your time... you need to be open to enjoy change.. When we are afraid or lazy to change everything continues to happen in the same way.
Enjoying change implies confidence, and that emotion is the most important to transform your life. It is not confidence that everything will go the way you want it to, but confidence that whatever happens will happen. trust that, whatever happens, it will be for learning and growing..
5. Live a process of change
It is not only about living changes, but about living a whole process of change, where you learn to understand and manage your emotions so that you have them on your side instead of against you. This is how everything will change and the blockages will be left behind.
Living proactively, in a way that is totally aligned with what you want and need, depends on knowing how to manage the resources you have (time, effort, etc.). It is not something possible with software, a magic agenda or a thousand assistants to plan your day, but it is achieved by is achieved by learning to have your emotions on your side.. It is the most valuable energy in your life and the one that will take you in a straight line not only towards productivity, but also towards your wellbeing and the possibility of living the life you want and deserve.
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)