(LS #3): What Do I Do When I Feel Like I Can’t Stop Working?
“For some reason, I feel like I have to fill extra time with more work.”
This week, we’re continuing with our monthly productivity series. In this episode, we dive into the issue of “work guilt,” and in particular, what do I do when I feel like I can’t stop working? We talk about why many of us feel like we can’t stop working, why it’s important to schedule “happiness breaks” into your workday, and how to set realistic boundaries for your workday.
Next week, we’ll tackle the last question in our monthly productivity series, “What are some easy ways to eliminate distractions?” We’ll talk about a few quick tricks to set up a distraction-free work environment, and we discuss some of the actual tools we use to eliminate distractions on a daily basis. Be sure to tune in next week!
(LS #2): How Do I Create More Time In My Day?
“I don’t do ANYTHING that I can pay someone $5-$10/hour to do.”
This week, we’re continuing with our monthly productivity series. In this episode, we dive into one of the most critical questions that we wrestle with each and every day — how do I create more time in my day? We talk about why understanding your hourly worth is critically important, how we use virtual assistants (VAs) to help us manage GenY Success, and how to hire your first VA.
Next week, we’ll tackle the third question in our monthly productivity series, “What do I do when I feel like I can’t stop working?” We’ll talk about why so many of us feel like we can’t stop working, why we seem to expect more from ourselves than what we can actually deliver, and how we schedule “down time” each day/week/month in order to avoid burnout.
(LS #1): Why Is It So Hard To Focus On Just One Thing?
“There’s always an endless amount of shit you could be doing.”
Welcome to the first episode in the GenY Success Learning Series! This month, we’re tackling all things productivity. In this episode, we talk about one of the most common questions we receive — why is it so hard to focus on just one thing? We break down the difference between productivity and efficiency, how to use The 80/20 Rule to maximize your efficiency, and why you should learn to “trust your calendar” to develop a daily system for working more efficiently.
7 Amazing Sleep Hacks For A Better Night’s Sleep
Let me talk about why I decided to write an article on sleep.
I’m currently 25 years old. All of my life, I’ve never had challenges with energy or focus. In high school, I averaged about 5 hours of sleep each night…no problem. In college, it was about 6 hours per night.
It wasn’t until I turned 25 this past February that I started to notice that I couldn’t hold my focus for a 12 hour workday anymore. 8 hours was starting to get a little tough. I could still hammer out those hours, but it wasn’t productive for me.
I needed to take naps in the middle of the day in order to sustain my output. I’ve read many articles about the benefit of napping, but it just didn’t seem logical that I couldn’t get through a day without being dog assed tired.
I examined my diet, personal productivity and sleep quality. Fixing all of those areas ended up having a great effect on the quality of my day, but the one that made the biggest impact for me (based on my tracking) was the changes I made to increase the quality of my sleep.