This applies for me, so take it as a grain of salt.
When your day isn’t going well, a bunch of things came up and you’re not getting what you want or needs to get done, here is the solution based on what I do.
- Shut off your phone (assume you don’t have a list of clients to call, if that is the case, close everything on your computer and just have your list to call)
- Close your door
- Get our a post-it note or index card and write out the 3 most important things.
- Don’t do anything else till the 3 things are done on that index card. If you have more than 3 things to do, you’ll remember them once you finish the first 3 and you can start from there.
This system works for me. Cut out the noise, cut everything out and just bury yourself in the tasks at hand. Like I said, it works for me, might not work for you. Modify it as needed.
Wonder why you’re constantly sluggish, tired, and worn out.
Potentially, you’re not getting enough sleep or sleep on the same schedule.
For me personally, the more effort I pushed into getting the same sleep schedule and sleeping enough, the more I performed. The more I got done. And by and large, the better I felt.
When I don’t sleep enough, or my schedule is off, I know it right away.
I also find when I workout harder, I need more sleep. Which is tough for me but I understand the body needs it. In doing so, I run further, faster, longer. I lift more. I think more clearly. This is how life was meant to be lived.