If you want to know how to start your day off right, if you have been falling behind on your responsibilities or noticed that you aren’t as productive as you could be, it could be due to this one common mistake. You can really fall behind on everything when you start your day with distractions and can end up in a “vortex” or a vicious cycle of distraction that can be absolutely killing your weekly productivity. If you suffer from phone distractions like millions of others, this video is going to help you right now.
One huge mistake: using your phone, will destroy your productivity.
The number one mistake that you can make for your productivity is checking your phone first thing in the morning. It’s so tempting, and we’re all guilty! But it’s a habit that you need to break NOW.
“Checking your phone in the first 90 minutes of your day reduces your weekly productivity by 30%.” One of the easiest ways to increase productivity is by avoiding your phone for the first hour and a half of your day.
Using your phone is one of the easiest ways to procrastinate. If you aren’t touching your phone first thing in the morning, you can use that time to do other things that are going to benefit you so much more.
Even if you’re trying to be productive on your phone, it’s simply a distractor. Just avoid it and do something else that’s productive.
We also need to avoid our phones in the morning because of the negative mindset it puts us in. Nothing gets you down faster than comparing yourself to others on social media or hearing all the negative news. Put the phone down, be productive, and set your mindset for the day.
When you feel overwhelmed, you procrastinate. Allowing your phone to turn a stressful day into an impossible day is self-sabotage. Avoid your phone and start your to-do list early to avoid that overwhelm.
Going onto your phone puts the focus on others instead of on yourself. Instead, you need to be focusing on yourself before everything else. Prioritize what you need before you worry about anyone else.
Comparing yourself to other people can instantly put you in a negative mindset. Focus instead on what YOU can do with what you have.
Changing your phone right away can also change your agenda for the day. You can change your priorities based on an unexpected phone call or email. Do yourself the favor of putting yourself FIRST!
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