9 things to start doing now to become a more productive and focused person in 60 days time

Are you feeling overwhelmed and unproductive lately?

I get it. We all do sometimes.

You try to get everything done, but the list just keeps growing. You end up feeling stressed, burnt out, and far from focused or productive.

Sounds familiar, right?

Trust me, you’re not alone in this. So many of us struggle to keep up with our seemingly never-ending tasks.

But, what if I told you it doesn’t have to be like this?

Believe it or not, with a few simple changes, you can transform into a more productive and focused person in just 60 days.

Yes, I said 60 days.

You might be skeptical. And that’s okay.

All I ask is that you keep an open mind and stick with me for a moment.

Let’s dive into some practical strategies you can start implementing today to become a more productive and focused person in just two months.

Ready to get started?

…Let’s go.

1) Declutter your environment

First things first, let’s talk about your workspace. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I’ve always had a tidy desk. There were times when my workspace looked like a hurricane had hit it.

But, I quickly learned that a cluttered workspace equals a cluttered mind. It was hard to focus with all the chaos around me.

So, I made a change. I started to keep my workspace clean and organized. You won’t believe the difference it made. My mind felt clearer, and my productivity shot up.

2) Create a daily routine

Now, I’ll admit that I used to be a bit of a night owl. I would stay up late working and then struggle to get out of bed in the morning.

But one day, I decided to change that. I started waking up early and creating a morning routine. It included exercise, breakfast, and some time for myself before diving into work.

The result? My productivity skyrocketed. I was more focused throughout the day and accomplished more than I ever had before.

Creating a daily routine might seem daunting at first, but once you get into the swing of things, it can genuinely transform your productivity levels.

3) Take regular breaks

Now, this might sound counterintuitive. Taking breaks to become more productive? But it’s true.

Research has shown that the human brain can only maintain focus for around 90 minutes at a time. After that, we need about 15-20 minutes of downtime to recharge and get ready for the next round of focused work.

So, instead of pushing yourself to work for hours on end, try the Pomodoro technique. Work for 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break. Repeat this cycle four times, and then take a longer break.

4) Practice mindfulness

In this fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of activities, deadlines, and responsibilities. Often, we’re so busy rushing from one task to another that we forget to be present in the moment.

But here’s the thing – mindfulness isn’t just about being present. It’s about appreciating the journey. It’s about understanding that every step you take, no matter how small, brings you closer to your goal.

Practicing mindfulness allows you to better understand yourself, your thought processes, and your reactions. This greater self-awareness can lead to improved focus and productivity.

So take a moment each day to just be. Breathe in, breathe out, and just allow yourself to be fully present in the moment. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

5) Set realistic goals

For the longest time, I was setting overly ambitious goals for myself. I thought that was the way to push myself to achieve more. 

But all it did was stress me out and leave me feeling like a failure when I couldn’t meet those sky-high expectations.

Then, one day, I decided to try something different. I started setting smaller, realistic goals. Goals that were challenging, yes, but achievable.

The change was incredible. I started hitting those goals and feeling a sense of accomplishment. That success drove me to achieve more and more.

Setting realistic goals didn’t mean I was selling myself short. It meant I was setting myself up for success.

6) Embrace the power of “No”

I used to be a “yes” person, always agreeing to take on more tasks, always available for every request. But I soon realized that saying yes to everything was saying no to my focus and productivity.

That’s when I learned the power of “no”. It took some time, but I started to identify what truly mattered and what I could let go of. Prioritizing became easier and my productivity levels increased dramatically.

So, don’t be afraid to say “no” sometimes. It’s not about being uncooperative, it’s about respecting your time and focus.

7) Exercise regularly

Did you know that exercise can boost your brain function? Not only does it keep your body healthy, but it also improves your mental clarity and focus.

I started incorporating exercise into my daily routine and noticed a significant improvement in my ability to concentrate. Plus, it’s a great stress reliever!

So whether it’s a brisk walk, a yoga session, or a high-intensity workout, get your body moving. Your productivity will thank you.

8) Stay hydrated

This might seem trivial, but staying hydrated is crucial for maintaining your productivity levels. Even mild dehydration can cause fatigue and impair mental function.

So keep a water bottle at your desk and make sure you’re drinking enough throughout the day. It’s a simple step that can make a big difference.

9) Get enough sleep

Last but not least, get enough sleep. Trust me, pulling all-nighters or surviving on minimal sleep isn’t doing your productivity any favors.

I learned this the hard way. Lack of sleep made me groggy, unfocused, and unproductive. As soon as I prioritized getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night, my productivity improved dramatically.

Remember, quality sleep is just as important as the quantity. Make sure your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to a good night’s rest.

There you have it. 

Implement these strategies, and I guarantee you’ll become a more productive and focused person in just 60 days. 

It won’t always be easy, but nothing worth having ever is. So go ahead, take the first step towards a more productive and focused you. You’ve got this!

Ethan Sterling

Ethan Sterling has a background in entrepreneurship, having started and managed several small businesses. His journey through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship provides him with practical insights into personal resilience, strategic thinking, and the value of persistence. Ethan’s articles offer real-world advice for those looking to grow personally and professionally.

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