It can be hard to stay productive all the time. There will be times of burn out or times when it’s hard to focus on the task at hand. If you’ve been feeling something along those lines, that’s fine. But that doesn’t mean that it’s ok to simply stop. This has a lot to do with resilience and mindset. If we have a mindset to continue and desire to progress, then it will be much easier for us to continue in this state than it is to find ourselves again. So, here are three ways to stay productive or become productive again.
1. Find your why for work.
If you feel like you’re endlessly struggling to find your “why” at work. You may be working in the wrong field. There are a couple different ways you can remedy this. You can either continue to look for this “why” or you can switch fields. I’ve found the best way to do this is through a temporary staffing agency.
These agencies are in charge of helping you find a job that will work for you. It’s much easier to stay productive if you enjoy what you’re doing. Even if you are wanting to keep your current job, you can always look for part time work that works around your current schedule. I call this taste testing. Here, you can see what fields you might like more than what you’re currently doing.
Then, if you find that one brings more satisfaction, you can switch over. If not, the work is only temporary, and you have no commitment to stay. Working through a temp agency is great because they’ll line up all of the jobs for you. All you need to do is tell them your preferences and they’ll find something that works for you.
2. Self help books.
If you feel like it’s your mindset that’s lacking and not your situation, then it would be beneficial to hear from some other successful people what their mindset was like. You will learn a variety of different proven and studied methods and laws from different entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and doctors that are proven to help you develop in yourself a mindset of success and positivity. From there, all you need to do is practice resilience and continue on your path. You will notice that progression doesn’t only improve, but you will see more enjoyment in it as well.
3. Make goals and plans.
If you don’t feel like you have a direction that you’re moving, make one. Progression without a destination is just work. If you feel like you’re working a lot and not moving anywhere, it could very easily be because you don’t have a destination. Look at where you want to go and see if your current actions are taking you in that direction. If you need to change something, change it! If not, make long-term goals and short-term goals followed up with plans on how you will make it happen. This will bring you progression.