We thought we'd share some simple rituals and tips on how to get refocused, reenergised and beat procrastination.
Meditation, yoga and qigong
Instead of picking up your phone as soon as your wake up to scroll social media and check emails - light some incense and head straight onto the yoga mat (even if it's just for 15 minutes). We love the Down Dog app followed by a meditation on Insight Timer or some Qigong. This simple switch in the morning routine can make a drastic difference in the day ahead.
Do some morning pages/journalling while you sip on your coffee. Put some binaural beats on and then fill up at least 3 pages of your journal with all your thoughts, ideas, anxieties and whatever else wants to come up and let them go. A morning detox for the mind to set you up for a focused and clear day.
Do creative and meaningful work first thing in the morning
Tackle emails and admin later in the day
Get into deep work using the Freedom app
One of the biggest ways to lose focus is to be constantly checking social media, youtube, texting etc. Our favourite new discovery has been the Freedom app where you can block out any websites and apps from your laptop and phone for long periods of time.
Notion app for organising and planning
An amazing all in one workspace for keeping track of your day-to-day tasks weather it be work, personal, creative and habit tracking. So good!
The Pomodoro Technique
A great way to beat procrastination and get focused is using the Pomodoro Technique. This popular time management method asks you to alternate pomodoros — focused work sessions — with frequent short breaks to promote sustained concentration and stave off mental fatigue. You somehow end up getting more done in shorter bursts of time. We use this simple website for it. We use this tool often and absolutely love it. It turns into a race against the clock and then you get to have a break afterwards, which is also timed.
Make time to be bored in the day
Plan out a period of time in the day to go outside into nature without your phone, music, laptop etc and just be bored with your thoughts. You'd be surprised how much clarity, calmness, ideas, and solutions to problems come to you when you're not being constantly stimulated by dopamine and staring at a screen.
Stop waiting for motivation
"My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time."
— Charles Dickens.