5 tiny tweaks to your daily routine to double your energy and productivity

There are many elements associated with high levels of productivity. Energy and flow state (or being “in the zone” as some call it) are two of the main core elements that boost a person. Without these two elements, people find it impossible to be the most productive version of themselves.

In a productivity-obsessed based world, these 5 habits will make all the difference.

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1. Start and end your day like Benjamin Franklin.
The daily and meticulous routine of this historical figure has been well-documented. Outlined in his autobiography, Franklin is known to ask himself two daily questions every day.
During breakfast, Franklin would ask himself “What good shall I do this day?” and at night, “What good have I done today?”
By implementing these two questions in your daily life, it will allow you to remove the unnecessary parts from your day and overall work life while helping you align yourself to achieve your goals.

2. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time.
In an effort to get more done, many entrepreneurs are tempted to cut out sleep despite the approach being counterproductive. One to two hours daily of lost sleep quietly wreaks havoc on your productivity and energy levels. Pick a consistent sleep and wake up time that also enables you enough time in the morning to slowly ease into the day.

3. Quality food and water before coffee.
According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition in February 2012, being dehydrated by as little as one percent can lead to a decrease in mood and cognitive abilities. Before reaching for your morning espresso, properly re-hydrate by drinking 1-2 glasses of water to increase your performance level.

4. Schedule and name your work sessions.
Considering how we are playing numerous roles and characters in our day-to-day life, it’s imperative to specify work sessions and objectives to get into a flow state that allows you to be completely focused on the task at hand.

5. Take breaks to re-energize yourself.
Breaks are needed every now and then for everyone to de-stress and get things in order. Go for a walk or to the gym for 30 minutes. Do something that relaxes you and takes your mind of off things.

Start by addressing the tiny and everyday habits to create more energy and productivity levels before adding more complex tactics to your life.

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