In high school I had a lot of motivation and energy, I would say about 70 percent of the time I was tired, stressed, miserable procrastinators and apathetic about life and school in general. Too short) in productivity. Sometimes I'd get random bursts of productivity where I could get most of my work done in a few days or a week or two and then I'd inevitably crash and be a normal miserable procrastinator with everything myself so today I'm going to tell you how I got out of my stalling or black hole stagnation in the short term and also how I've prevented them from happening in the long term because I haven't really experienced any real stagnation in the last year and a half so when that comes out of the short term slump the first step for me was to realize that productivity and motivation do come eventually of energy at least in my experience when I'm really sick or sleep deprived I'm certainly not thinking about the goals I need to achieve or how many things I'm going to get done, so the less energy I have , the more apathy and indifferent I feel, and it's hard to do Anything to get more energy.
needed to remove dementia rs from my life aka energy dryers so my first major energy drain was my messy sleep schedule, ironically it contains caffeine so about a year and a half ago I ditched coffee and tea altogether and switched completely to decaffeinated coffee and frankly I have I've been drinking about three to five cups of coffee a day and tea on top of that at night because I've always felt tired and it would give me a temporary boost of energy that would last for an hour or two so I could get work done at the last minute at two in the morning What I didn't realize was that the caffeine It was gradually messing up my sleep schedule and the quality of my sleep and so this went on throughout my high school career so no wonder I was constantly stressed and procrastinating because basically I haven't slept normally for four years and I've always been dragging almost all night and then sleep until 2pm on holidays The end of the week made me feel even worse, so I was very high hly recommends switching to decaffeinated and see if that helps remember also that you probably have some symptoms Withdrawal like headache and sleeping a lot in the first week which is totally normal and actually a good sign because it means your body is adapting and after that , it will take between 2 weeks to a month for your body to get back to normal and at least in my experience it became easier for me to sleep Of course, I went to bed early and felt generally calm.
After you quit caffeine, blue light from screens can also prevent you from sleeping, so try limiting screen time after 8pm! Instead of watching something under the covers at 2 am, I jot down, draw, or read something soothing at night. So the second dryer or power dryer is what I like to call inactive rest if you think about it, life is movement and slack is basically like a black hole or quicksand, whenever i spend days doing nothing and just watching netflix in my spare time i feel Getting more and more tired and with each passing day it becomes harder to get the energy to do anything and that is because the energy levels in our bodies work kind of like a demand-supply scheme in the economy, it depends how much energy your body gives you the demands you put on it is the way athletes have it Professionals seem to have a lot of energy to exercise for hours upon hours , but for them that's normal.
So when you don't do something your body just decides, I don't really know it's giving you any energy and therefore not giving you. At least that's how it works in my experience, the good news is that there's a very easy way to hack this, which is to keep moving and be active, so the more energy you put in, the more energy you'll start to have with each passing day and I find the best way to start The flow of energy is exercise, the more you move every day the more energy your body will start giving you and on top of those little things like making your bed or getting dressed requires energy which will help you not fall completely back into stasis again so just as long as you keep walking and doing things The energy demands from yourself eventually it will start coming and you will feel more and more energetic and motivated to do things so the ultimate energy drainer is procrastination itself.
I've noticed a funny thing about procrastination that the more we procrastinate the more guilt we feel and the more we want to avoid what makes us feel guilty and therefore our brain also starts playing tricks on us by imagining how badly we are doing. We have to do that and start trying to escape from reality because we feel so exhausted, so the more we watch things to escape from reality, the worse our fears and guilt are, then the more upset the misery and we feel generally annoyed and negative about ourselves and life in general, so the solution to this It's pretty simple again in my experience but it's hard to do so the first thing I like to do is make a to-do list of everything I can think of Stresses me waiting Did someone say to-do list? What a wonderful idea! Hey, it's the productivity fairy I've come across and just wanted to talk a little bit about a productivity software called Idea.
So what exactly is your idea? A good idea that's free for students and combines all the tools you need for school, note storage, digital note taking, to-do lists, and more! As you can see here, you can take digital notes by outlining numbered points and even swap questions that you can use to test yourself. Notion is very easy to use and simple, they also have many templates available if you don't want to create pages manually yourself. To learn more about the idea, go to this link and try it for free today, that's all I have for today's message, you can keep on saying goodbye! Well, as I was saying, the first thing I like to do is make a to-do list of everything I can think of that stresses me out and therefore not what my ideal self or ideal schedule or plan would do just really a simple list of the most urgent tasks I have to get done, and then I prioritize in order the worst task at the top that I dread the most and easiest task at the bottom and then I start at the top since then I have also been used to procrastinating by doing all the small, mean things and avoiding the big things and you will see that with every task you complete your mood will improve your energy and you will feel More in general Motivation and happiness because you are no longer stressed about all you need to do in the long run Tips to combat recession.
The food you eat can also affect your energy levels. I started taking a lot of "Cleaner" about a year ago and have noticed an improvement in how I feel overall! One of my goals this year is to eat healthier for exactly this reason. Once you're out of the doldrums, a routine or schedule can help you maintain a consistent level of productivity . These changes have greatly improved not only my productivity but my quality of life and my happiness in general! When you have a routine and feel in control of your life, come the birthday boy! We'll eat all the food without you.