Increase Happiness And Boost Productivity With These 2 Hacks
Hello Online Friends, unless your life is perfect, there are probably times during the workday, when you struggle to maintain motivation; here are two ideas which can both increase happiness and boost productivity.
For most of us, there are some aspects of our work which give us enormous pleasure. These will vary according our individual talents and interests; for some it might be in-depth research into a new topic. Others may get the most pleasure from meeting and talking to new clients.
Tasks which are meaningful and pleasurable
Whatever these ‘ideal’ activities are, they rarely take up the whole day. This leaves room for those necessary, but not so pleasing tasks, some of which can be downright boring and demotivating.
Much of the time our self discipline can ensure that we ‘bite the bullet’ and put in the necessary effort.
What about those times when we really struggle? When we know that we are just not giving one hundred percent because we feel low and fed up?
A little thought and regular use of the following strategy can really make a huge difference; it will probably not mean you get pleasure out of the grinding tasks, but it will make them much easier to bear.
Spend some time thinking about what in life gives you real pleasure; what makes you smile, or even laugh, each time you think about doing it? Think hard about activities which have meaning for you. There should be a good number of these things, ranging from hours spent pursuing a sport or hobby, to time on the phone with friends or family. While some will always require larger chunks of time, others might be just a few minutes, like a really great cup of coffee or a favourite snack.
Make a list of all these things which add meaning to your life; this is a very positive exercise and could fill you with gratitude for all the things you might well be taking for granted.
Now make an effort to include these experiences into your schedule. This can be done either as a change to your routine, where you break up less pleasurable work sessions with a treat, or on a reward-based system.
Even the most tedious task becomes less so, when the light at the end of the tunnel includes your favourite beverage.
Whichever method you choose – I use a combination of the two – it soon becomes easier to maintain enthusiasm and motivation, through all those tasks which are vital, but we would sometime rather avoid. Why not try this to increase happiness and boost productivity?
What do you think?
Do you have ideas you use to keep you happy and motivated?
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