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Freeing Mind – How To Freed The Mind And Be More Productive

Freeing Mind – When you’re getting ready to dive into a new project, it can be challenging to remember why you’re even doing it. You may feel like you have no choice and that once you start working on something, it becomes harder and harder to stop. The truth is, most projects are not worth your time. They are distractions that wear you down and leave you feeling unproductive after hours of work. They can make you feel fake or like a fraud in front of other people because all too often, they end up being a waste of time for all parties involved. Instead of committing yourself to a project that will cause stress from start to finish, take action before your brain gets the chance to sabotage your day with thoughts of laziness or procrastination. Here are some tips on how to get more productive:

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Freeing Mind - Turn off the distractions and think about your problems first

Freeing Mind – The first step to being more productive is to stop distractions. This may seem simple, but it’s the first step to focusing on the problem at hand. There are many different ways you can do this. One way is to simply put away your phone and other electronic devices for 30 minutes. Even just five minutes can make a difference and help you focus on your problems instead of your devices. Doing this can help you become more productive because you’ll be less likely to become overwhelmed by thoughts of how you could have done things better. Another way to stop the distractions is to keep a “distraction journal” (or some other visual method). You can jot down what you were doing as well as what thoughts were running through your head. While you’re doing this, you can also practice focusing on one thing at a time. You can picture yourself doing this and imagine yourself “focusing” on one thing. This process can help you stop thinking about what you don’t want to do and start focusing on what you do want to.

Walk away from the computer for a bit

The second thing you can do to free up your mind is to walk away from the computer. This may seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t do it. It’s one of the most important things you can do to make yourself more productive. Even just 10 minutes of walking every day can provide enough time for your brain to unwind and clear its cluttered mind. On the computer, you’re constantly looking at multiple things at once. You may be skimming through emails or reading news articles at the same time, conducting email conversations with coworkers, etc. On a walk, you’re likely looking at one thing at a time. This helps your brain unwind and allows you to clear your thoughts so that you can think more clearly about what you want to do next.


The third thing you can do to be more productive is to meditate. This may seem like a no-brainer, but people oftentimes forget about it when they’re feeling stressed out or too busy to sit down for a few minutes. Meditation can not only help clear your mind, but it can also help you work on projects that require focus because it allows you to “zen out” on a topic instead of having to think about it. You can do simple mind-body meditations or more advanced tasks that require concentration such as visualizing a relaxing experience or repeating a word over and over in your mind. For example, you can picture yourself sitting in the grass with a nice book, a cup of coffee in your hand, and the sun shining on you. You can also try thinking about an exciting thing you’re looking forward to doing. You can even try visualizing something that brings you joy.

Plan out your day ahead of time

While you shouldn’t “plan out” your day in advance, you can still try to be more productive by developing a plan for each day of the week. This could be as simple as writing down what you want to do for the day or as detailed as keeping a daily “to-do” list. This way, you’ll be less likely to forget about a project or mistake while driving to the office or on your way home from work.

Have a deadline for yourself

Last but not least, have a deadline for yourself. This can be as simple as a real-life deadline such as “I must finish this report by 5 pm today” or a work deadline such as “I have to finish this project by 7 pm tomorrow”. Having a deadline gives you something to focus on and helps you stay focused on what you have committed to do.

Do a self-inventory of your habits that are keeping you from being more productive

Last but not least, break down your non-productive habits and examine them closely. Are there any negative habits that are holding you back from being more productive? If yes, then you need to replace it with a positive one. For example, if you find yourself repeatedly checking your email during your lunch break, then you need to replace that with something that will give you something else to focus on.

Change your environment

Change your environment to be more productive. You can change your computer setup, your work environment, or even your commute to be more productive. For example, if you spend your lunch break in your office instead of going to the cafe across the street, you’re not going to be as productive because you’ve become distracted by what’s on the computer screen. If you spend your morning commute reading news articles instead of paying attention to the road, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of getting into an accident since there are so many things running through your head at once.


Being more productive doesn’t mean that you have to be more zen, though. Productivity can be achieved in any state of mind. The key is to find what works for you and make the necessary changes to achieve more of it. The only way to get more out of life is to try something new and see what happens. What you thought was going to be a waste of time, can turn out to be the catalyst that gets you going again. Now all you have to do is follow these tips and you’ll be more than ready to start being more productive.


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