I used to work myself up into a tizzy trying to balance meetings, calls, pitches, writing, editing, ideating, learning and seeing friends in a week. 🍃
The trick, I have now learnt, is to batch things together. So if I can schedule two or three meetings in a day, I know I need to focus only on those and not worry about writing or editing.
Yesterday though I had a long to-do list to get through. I wanted to see a friend for lunch and there was a meeting that was important.
So I chose one venue for both appointments but got there two hours ahead of time to beat traffic. Ordered a coffee, set up my laptop and got to work. Had a lovely lunch and very productive meeting. And even went for a walk in the evening.
Earlier I would have tried to work early in the morning, probably have cancelled lunch and just exhausted myself by stressing about everything. I still do sometimes but much less often than before.
It helps to see a day as one of seven. To respect your own time and energy. To prioritise both work and other aspects of your life. Because they are all connected. If you keep ignoring your self-care, it will eventually make you a less productive person. 🍃
Just got off my soapbox on stories lol!! But truly just wanted to share what I’ve been feeling when it comes to motivation & inspiration. And boy do I use those typical “self-help” words all throughout!! 😜
Plain and simple life can get hard, but it keeps moving even if you feel like you want it to stand still. We have to be a certain level of productive to survive & I know there’s millions out there who know what I mean when I say, that shit seems impossible sometimes.
For me, it always goes back to mindset. I’m far from perfect, I have days where I do literally nothing when depression/anxiety get the worst of me, but it only adds to me feeling horrible. So, I decide to pack on the positivity...books, podcasts, people...it’s the last thing I want to do, but I know it’s necessary.
Love to anyone going through something tough right now! 💗 Here’s to things getting better!
Coaching session 9 😻⠀
Productivity's meaning in dentistry is usually attached to a number: the dollar 💵value of the procedures 🦷 completed in a day, week, month, etc.⠀
Moving forward 🔜 I'll use the term to mean getting things ☑️ done, but also focusing 🔍 on the importance of doing the right things. ⠀
There's a time 🕤to be in hustle 🏃🏻♂️mode. There's a time to 😴 sleep. There's a time to enjoy your family 👪 and make memories. All very different activities. All can be very productive activities. ⠀
I used to HATE 😡 meetings. When I was in the Army I used to call them "meetings about meetings."⠀
In my practice, I used to cancel 🚫meetings at the last minute. I didn't feel like having them. Why? Because I didn't know how to run them. Hence, they were ineffective and unproductive.⠀
When I speak with dentists, generally meetings are perceived as "unproductive" time in the practice. "why shouldn't I just do one more crown 👑 prep???" some docs will argue. ⠀
Now, I would argue that they are some of the MOST productive 📈 time if done right. They create alignment and prevent drama /miscommunication. The ROI can be tremendous. 🙌🏼⠀
Best selling author and leadership expert Pat Lencioni says, "No action, activity or process is more central 📌to creating a healthy organization than the meeting. Meetings provide the forum for values to be established, discussed 💬and lived, and a place where decisions around strategy and tactics are made and reviewed."⠀
In our office, we have four types of meetings: Annual, 🗓Monthly, Daily and 10/10's. I'll break down the how and why of each type of meeting in future sessions.⠀
How do you feel about meetings? ⠀
Do you find them productive? ⠀
Why or Why not?
Have you ever had a day when you just didn’t feel productive?
My whole day feels different when I set a bedtime and stick to it. Even though I like staying up late, I feel so much more focused when I get a good night’s rest.
I’m at my personal best when I wake up at 5:30 am [or earlier] to start the day [despite liking the wee hours of the night – I love mornings best! And yes, I am one of those ridiculously cheery morning people.] Inspiration tends to hit me super early in the morning and will sometimes even wake me up before my alarm rings.
How about you?
Are you an:
a. early bird
b. midday thriver
c. night owl
Share your answer in the comments below, I’d love to hear your productivity tips!
And on that note...I'm off to bed
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Let’s talk about STUDY HABITS! 📊📓✏️ Although no one ~wants~ to study, it is a huge part of school and can determine your success in college.
I barely studied in high school, so the transition to studying for hours a day was hard for me!! Here are some tips & tricks I use to motivate myself... •You have to do the work anyway, so just DO IT! I have found that if I procrastinate, it leaves me stressed out until the moment the assignment is due. Eliminate stress by getting things done when you have free time! •Study with people in your major, but also from different majors! It can be handy to study with students who know what you’re learning, but sometimes you need a different perspective and someone from another discipline can really help. •Plan out your study times!! Rank the assignments you need to work on in order of priority, make time, and smash it! •Don’t wait until midnight the night before a test to study. Cramming doesn’t work... that well. 😉 •Take small breaks! if you have a lot of heavy reading to do, break it up into halves. Take a small break to get a drink or go to the bathroom. Refresh your mind, and get back to it!! This will be my view for the rest of the night! What are some of your best study tricks? ☺️
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Side effects of spending too much time on the phone by @starathletes
Phones, tablets and laptops are consuming our life more and more. Addiction to mobile devices have many side effects:
- Unconscious eating and overweight. Be honest - you often don't even notice how much food you're eating while you're talking or texting on your phone.
- Overwhelmed. Mobile devices are bombarding us with pieces of different information, making us think, make choices and take actions. No wonder you're overwhelmed in the end of each day.
- Unfocused. Your phone is a big distraction. Calls, messages, notifications, emails - they constantly take your focus away from your tasks and goals.
- Lack of clarity. When your head is already full with information you receive from your phone, how can you have clear mind?
- Instant gratification instead of long-term thinking. We live in a consumer society and your phone is a window to this world. If you're interested in any products or services, your phone often reminds you about them - special offers, sales, exclusive discounts, coupons, etc.
- Slow problem-solving abilities due to mental overload. Your mind has its limits, don't spend your energy on unimportant things because you need this energy if you want to make effective decisions for your business.
As you can see overusing your phone can be harmful, so don't turn it on at least for an hour after you wake up in the morning. Switch it to 'mute' mode when you do important work. Also don't scroll through social media until you finish the most important tasks.
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