Feeling good about yourself at the end of the day

Schedule your Day

Every night before I go to sleep, I write down things I know I am going to do the next day. This helps the brain in a lot of ways since it’s both a tracking method for you to see what you’ve done during the day and works as a preparation method for the brain the next day. I usually use google tasks since it’s easier to link with google calendar and I can see exactly what I have planned for the day.

Schedule your Internet Use

Yes, even if your work is closely related to using the internet, it’s not impossible to do so. I work as a Digital Marketer and I manage to schedule my internet use every day. Scheduling your internet use includes your phone as well as the computer you work on. When you schedule your internet use during the day you are helping your brain fight the easiest sources of dopamine you have lying around. And this helps train the brain for more focused work during the day.

Meditate

Each day, after I finish my job, I either go out for a drink with my friends or head back home immediately. The first thing I do when I get home is: remove all technology and sit on my bed for thirty minutes to an hour. It helps me clear my mind a structure my thoughts, I finish my job at 4:30 pm, but I work on different projects, so my working hours are until 8:00 pm. Meditating before jumping into my work helps me relax and gives me the energy to continue without being fatigued.

Manage your energy, not your time

We all have different types of energy at different hours during the day. There are hours when you feel more tired, and there are those when you feel more energized. These types of energy happen because of past tasks you complete. Let’s say you just got back from your job and you want to work on your own projects or you want to spend time doing something you love but you feel tired and then proceed to procrastinate during the whole day because you just “don’t feel like it”. This is where meditation comes in for me. I work on a lot of projects and this drains a lot of my energy, meaning I have to manage it well in order to complete every one of my tasks successfully. Each day before I jump into my projects I meditate and I remove all technological devices for about an hour(as I mentioned). This way I have time to relax my mind and just as a muscle the brain recovers when you rest it and let it relax. By doing that I manage to stay productive during the day without having to pick a fight with myself about how tired I am and how I can’t be productive anymore during the day.

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