December 27, 2018 - 3:35 PM
Have you ever wondered why the most successful people are almost always workaholics? Success is directly related to consistent productivity and results which is related to having a very strong work ethic. But most people don’t even like their jobs and look at it as a chore let alone want to develop a strong work ethic, so how do you have a strong work ethic towards something you don’t even like?
If you are one of them, this article will help you get there. Let’s start with the baby steps:
1. Rise early.
Ditch Netflix for a week and notice the change for yourself. Get a good amount of sleep and rise early. Spend some time with yourself when you wake up whether it’s through meditation, yoga, exercise or gardening. Why? Because when you don’t, when you snooze that alarm and laze a few more minutes in bed, and then rush to get ready and then rush to get to your ride to work and then rush through the peak hour traffic, your mind is not ready for the transition and it takes you much longer to settle into your routine. But when you do wake up early, magic happens. Your mind is prepared to take any challenge down and you will notice the difference instantly!
2. Be punctual to work.
Whether you work in an office or as a freelancer, always be punctual to work, if not early. We all know how crazy traffic can be. We also know that you need an extra dose of patience to deal with peak hour train travel especially if work in an office in Mumbai or a metro city in India. Being early to work helps to not add stress during your commute and when you travel happily you transition into work mode happy.
3. Make a to-do list.
Work can feel overwhelming when you have too many things to do and have no idea where to start. Most people cope with this by procrastinating which helps no one. Making a to-do list, on the other hand, is like de-cluttering your mind. Not only do the tasks seem so much lesser when listed down, but the joys of striking them off also makes you feel so much more accomplished. Believe me, it’s these little things that count.
4. Positive mindset.
As cliche as it sounds, happiness is a state of mind and to be productive you need to be happy and have a positive approach towards your work. This is the most important point of all and all the above points are meant to bring you a step closer to having this positive mindset.
While reading can only help you this much, we urge you to try these steps and let us know what works to help you get the most productive results at work.