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How to make 2022 The Year of Your Dreams

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How to Double Your Productivity in 2022

We are in a new year and it is that time when people set new goals for 2022. The proactive group follows the 5-Hour Rule and has an idea of the things they want to achieve in the new year. If you don’t have that in place, not worry. It’s not too late.

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The inner game of productivity

Why do we get an incredible number of things done the day before we leave for a vacation? How do we manage to get many times what we would have gotten done in an entire week in just one day? It’s because we have not mastered the inner game of productivity.

Productivity starts with recharging yourself

Take care of yourself first emotionally, physically, and mentally take time out to recharge yourself through prayer, exercise, and things that energize you physically mentally, and emotionally. This will help you to be more productive. This could be an activity like jogging, taking a quick game of basketball, taking a walk in the neighborhood, just something that you can stick to and enjoy, that re-energizes you physically, emotionally, and mentally.

The outer game of productivity

This is where we get into the nitty-gritty details of what we need to do in order to be more effective and start getting the results we want in our lives and businesses. How are we able to take more time off to get the rejuvenation we need even though we have so much to do. How do we deal with distractions and interruptions that take us away from the work we are supposed to do that can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others?

The 80/20 rule

Alfred Pareto noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the people. He kept looking around and observed that this ratio held through in business in economics in scientific discoveries and productivity. For instance, 20% of the employees in an organization do 80% of the work. 80% of the results you are getting now come from just 20% of your actions.

Organize your work based on the value

You need to put the big rocks into your day first otherwise, your day is filled up with activity and you are not able to cover the most important things. You don’t put if you don’t put the big rocks in first you can never get them to fit in. And you need to identify your most valuable activities and then install them in your day ahead of time.

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The Productivity Pyramid

Remember I mentioned that you need to fit the big stones into the bucket first. Identify those activities that bring the highest returns. Having done this, the next thing is to organize your week around those things that bring the highest value.

The Productivity Pyramid

The Pomodoro Technique

Also known as the 60–60–30 Solution, this is where you work to focus blocks of time on your highest value-creating activities. With this, we are taking advantage of the body’s natural cycle of focus and relaxation. It is a big mistake to power through the day without taking any breaks. This leads to burnout.

Consistency

Just because you work out at the gym one day it doesn’t mean you are going to be fit for Life. You need to be consistent with the practice to gain the most benefit period. You need to make it a habit, not something you just do once in a while.

Conclusion

We live in a digitized world. This gives us a tendency to be easily distracted. As a result, you need to be intentional about your habits and activities. If you apply the things mentioned in this article, I can guarantee that 2022 would be the year of your dreams.

Abiodun Ajayi has more than 6 years of experience in Security and IT architecture. He consults and helps form strategies, perform project feasibility studies.