You Should Stop Being an Over-Thinker Right Now! You Can Improve Your Productivity with Six Rules.
During the last two years, I have been working so hard with the worries that I will not be the best in school, in the job, and so on, which lead me to many health problems. I slept 5 hours per day. I tried different pills, workouts, meditation and so on, but unfortunately, nothing helped me. After that, I came across one book called The horse the boy and the mole.
In that book, I read a quote that helped me immeasurably. One of my favourite quotes from the book is a boy and a horse is in the woods.
The boy says to the horse: I can’t see a way through.
The horse says: Can you see your next step?
The boy says: Yes.
The horse says: Just take that.
All of the time, we look at the goal, we look at the future, we look at the end game. We look at how long a journey it is, and we feel overwhelmed.
Instead of that, just go right. I am not going to worry about that because that will come. You will get closer to that with each step, so I don’t need to worry about how far away it is. All I need to focus on right now is my next step.
This approach brought me a lot of positive to my life. I finally could sleep more hours, feel fresh, feel confident and in general become a better version of myself.
I tried to implement the previous approach to my job, implementing six steps to my daily job. I do not know if it will work for you, but you should give that a shot.
- If you want to listen to music, switch to music without word lyrics.
- Power off your phone, not just on sleep mode or Do not Disturb, turn it off entirely or use a perfect blocking focus app to remove the urge of checking your phone.
- Write down: The task you want to complete, how long you plan on working on it, and what goal you need to have achieved by the end.
- Set a timer train yourself to be accountable.
- Take break. A five-minute walk/water break can make a huge difference. Do not go on your phone for the break.
- Divide tasks. Make your goals into small and accomplishable tasks. Be realistic and be willing to celebrate even small wins. You will avoid giving up easily that way.