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3 Possible Reasons You Can’t Get Things Done
A healthy, happy life is an active life.
And when it comes to running your business, or your household if you’re a stay-at-home parent, there’s always something productive you can be doing.
But some days, you may find it difficult to get into your normal work rhythm.
You may feel distracted and struggle to focus.
You may experience headaches or dizziness.
You might also be feeling fatigued.
Instead of giving up and watching Netflix for the next few hours, it can helpful to check in with your body.
When you stop to check in with yourself, you may find that a simple fix is all that’s required for getting back into your normal productive mode.
Here are three things that can disrupt your natural work flow:
Your body is hungry.
When you’re hungry, it’s hard to think things through and that makes decision making difficult.
That’s why it’s important that you take time to nourish your body.
You wouldn’t set out on a road trip with an empty gas tank, so don’t expect your body to perform at its very best when you’re denying it much needed fuel.
Get something to eat.
But steer clear of sugary snacks.
They may give you a temporary burst of energy, but that energy will be gone within a couple of hours, leaving your body just as hungry as before.
Instead, opt for healthier snacks that contain plenty of protein – like a handful of nuts or a serving of lean chicken breast.
Your thoughts are scattered.
You go to work on one project but get distracted by another one.
Then you decide to check your email and catch up on your social media updates.
Before you know it, you have twelve different pages open on your screen.
When this happens, you’ve lost focus.
You have so many ideas and tasks that you don’t know where to start working.
In this case, it’s best to pause and make a list.
Write down everything you need to accomplish today or this week.
Then prioritize these projects by numbering them.
Your most important task should be number one, so after you’re finished with your list, start there.
Your body is exhausted.
There are many things besides a lack of sleep that can cause you to feel exhausted.
Emotional stress, illness, chronic pain, and other problems can deplete your energy.
When you’re exhausted, it’s hard to work on anything.
The best way to tackle exhaustion is to practice self-care.
Look at your life and ask yourself what you really need right now.
You might need a day off.
You might need a sitter to help watch your kids while you work.
You might need to let go of stressful clients or remove projects that aren’t a good fit for your talents.
Don’t hesitate to give yourself what you need.
If you take good care of yourself, you’ll find it easier to nurture your business and your family.
It’s important that you take time to check in with your mind and body a few times each day.
When you do this regularly, you’ll begin to notice your body’s rhythms and be able to plan your work around them.
To Your Good Health,
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