How Does Your Mindset Increase Productivity?

People often ask me what the greatest solutions are to increase productivity and guess what baby - it all comes down to mindset! Mindfulness is a way of life for me.  Being present and aware of what my thoughts is how I live my life with passion and joy. Mindset is so important in every aspect of how you live, especially for productivity.

The most important tool I use is setting goals for myself and then writing it down. I start out as far as 5 years and then break it down into 3 years and then 1 year. Then I break down the year in to quarters and then month to month. Now I have a foundation of seeing what I really want to accomplish on a big scale and what it is going to take to get there. I continue breaking things down to what I want to accomplish this week and then I have a daily report that I do every single day.  For people that know me, they may find this hard to believe because I am so spontaneous and will shift gears and do so many things on the fly without planning - but it is because I think about what I want to do each day that I can shoot from the hip and seize the moment. I can decide what to shift around and move to the next day and still be very productive and on target with my goals. This process might seem time consuming but it really will only take you about 2 hours to sketch it all out and then once you have it down you can just fine tune it along the way. This is not a pass or fail, it is just for your mind to see what you really want and guide you into action to get there.

The other thing I do to stay in a positive mindset is mediate every day for at least 15 minutes.  It helps me to clear my head and visualize how I want my day to look. Sometimes I doing it morning and night but the most important is to start your day off in the right direction.

I also find it easier to break big projects down into smaller blocks of time.  I feel as if many of us put off things we really want to accomplish because we feel we need a large chunk of time.  What really works for me is breaking it down into 30 minute segments. If I do more - great but it seems a lot less overwhelming and enjoyable.


Sandy Weston