Do you want to be more productive? In this article you will find out what highly productive people do differently and enjoy life to the fullest.

No matter what numerous roles you have in life, and what your profession is, the daunting task of becoming more productive usually inspires images of the Shiva goddess with her four hands, because how else would you manage to do more in the same amount of time, when you are undoubtedly already doing your best?

However, there are mere mortals around you who seem to get everything done in a fraction of the time it takes you, with a rich social life and a soaring career. Let’s take a look at some of the traits they share and that you can start nurturing in your own mindset in order to become more productive and enjoy your life to the fullest!

1. Take the reins of your life

Instead of leaving your decision to others and allowing everybody else to guide you, be your own Northern Star, and your key decision-maker. It all starts with having enough faith in yourself to make all those calls and acknowledge the power you have over your own life journey.

2. Stop the unhealthy comparison

Highly successful and productive people only overcome their own limitations and aim to become better in comparison to their previous actions and beliefs, and not to others and their achievements. By comparing you with you, there’s a greater likelihood of progress and you will be able to build high self-esteem and grow your confidence.

3. Start goal-setting and problem-solving

An important skill is your ability to set short, mid and long-term goals, decide on milestones, measuring your progress and focus on ways to overcome obstacles and find solutions to problems. This is one of the key qualities of people who take action, enjoy challenges and perceive every problem as an opportunity to grow and advance.

4. Practice visualization and meditation

By incorporating meditation and visualization into your daily life, you will be able to tap into cognitive and emotional abilities you never knew existed. You will increase your focus, emotional stability, and mental acuity, among many other important abilities, while visualizing your goals will guide you towards them, empowered by positive thoughts.

Just like the awareness of the big picture is an important perspective to have in life, it’s equally essential to be able to anchor yourself into the present moment, clear your mind, and let go of negative thought patterns.

5. Stay realistic

Having faith in yourself is one thing, but getting carried away and losing your head in the clouds over a possibility is completely another. Highly productive people know how to stay firmly on the ground while keeping their confidence and self-esteem intact.

Staying realistic means that even the negative events in your life have meaning, and you know how to use them to advance, without losing your enthusiasm for achieving your goals.

6. Be an early bird

Not only is it important to start your day early, but also to have a healthy sleeping pattern, from going to bed at a reasonable hour, to rising after eight hours of quality sleep. Productive people know how to balance their daily responsibilities without resorting to late-night work or study sessions.

Sleep deprivation is a major cause of cognitive dysfunction, immune system problems, among many other issues, so it’s essential to sleep well in order to stay sharp.

7. Be health-conscious

A healthy life is based on numerous healthy habits, such as rising early, balanced nutrition, physical activity and stress-reducing techniques. Little things such as starting your morning with a freshly squeezed lemon in lukewarm water, packed and ready fitness clothes for your workout, a prepared meal and a bottle of water will help you build a healthy routine.

Taking care of your health should not be a chore, but a foundation of a healthy lifestyle which is an important segment that promotes your productivity and fulfillment.

8. Surround yourself with inspiration

If you take control of your life and spend time immersed in positive meditation, you are bound to attract like-minded people and things that will inspire you to advance in life. Steer clear of those who deplete your energy levels and surround yourself with those who support you and share a similar mindset.

9. Always learn

Once you start perceiving everything as a lesson as opposed to a failure or success, you will be able to move forward at a quicker pace, viewing everything as a learning opportunity. Learning by doing and not being afraid of uncharted territories will help you leave your comfort zone, which is where the most important lessons are learned.

Do you want to ask the universe for something you want and you haven’t find a way that works for you yet?

The law of attraction is one of the most powerful laws of this Universe. It works on the principle that like attracts like. This means that you attract into your reality experiences, events and people that are aligned with your energy and vibration.

Everyone and every experience that comes into your life is a teacher in some way that is being drawn to you at your current state of consciousness.

If we believe this to be true, then we can also actively change our energy and our vibration in order to attract a different set of experiences or opportunities into our lives.

When we uplift our energy and our level of consciousness, our external environment mirrors the same and our energy starts to attract a new set of experiences.

Because we are co-creators of our destiny, we also have the power to create and manifest events in our lives as well. We can send our requests out into the Universe, almost like we are casting a wish and watching it return to us.

If you are looking to manifest or create an event in your life, whether it is attracting a new lover, money, a new job or simply a peaceful resolution to a situation, here is how to do it:

1. Develop a Relationship with the Universe

If you are new to the law of attraction and the inner workings of the Universe, it may be beneficial to start developing a relationship so you can see first hand how the Universe operates.

It is all very well for someone to tell you that “like attracts like” but until you start to see it in operation, it can be difficult to understand.

To start developing your relationship with the Universe, you have to first believe in its power and see the miracles it can create. Perhaps start on a small level first such as asking the Universe for a sign.

2. Set Your Intention

Just because you ask for something, doesn’t mean you are going to receive it exactly as you intended. This is especially true if what you are asking for comes from a place of ego or there is resistance and blocks surrounding what you are asking for.

Before you ask the Universe for what you want, you first have to get clear with your heart and really tune in to what your heart desires.

Once you have set your intention and have become clear on what you want, it makes it a lot easier to attract it into your life.

3. Visualize

With your intention in your heart, close your eyes and begin to visualize the receiving of your intention. Visualize what it may look like, what it feels like and any other details that are necessary.

Allow yourself to get taken away by the feelings you are experiencing. Really feel all the emotions that come with having your request answered. The more feelings you can conjure up, the more powerful your request will be.

Watch: Master Visualization

4. Thank You and Ask

Once you are sitting in that feeling place and your emotions about what you want are bubbling over, it is time to ask the Universe.

Start with “Thank You” as this allows you to ask with the intention that your request is already being received by the Universe.

Example: “Thank you Universe for giving/bringing/opening me to…..”

5. Release and Open

Once you have asked for your wish, you need to release and surrender all control to the Universe. You cannot micromanage the delivery or in’s and out’s of your wish. The “how” is up to the Universe, so surrender all attachments to your wish and remain open minded about how your wish will be delivered.

In fact, the more open minded you can stay, the easier it will be for you to recognize the Universe’s magic at work.

6. Trust in Divine Timing

Another law of the Universe that is important to understand here is Divine Timing. Whatever you have asked for will come your way when the perfect timing presents itself.

You have to trust that once you have sent your wish out into the Universe that it will be received back to you in perfect timing.

After casting your wish, keep trusting the process and holding the emotional feeling strong in your heart. After all, what you want is less about the object or the person and more about the feeling that it creates.

This article was originally created and published by Forever Conscious and re-posted here with permission.

By Tanaaz

All top performers, regardless of profession, know the importance of picturing themselves succeeding in their minds before they actually do in reality.

Something I have been able to translate over to the business arena from athletics is the power of visualization. It is extremely effective when harnessed and used correctly.

Every Friday night after our team dinner, my college teammates and I would gather in the hotel conference room to prep for our game on Saturday.

We were led through a series of visualization techniques and practices led by a sports psychologist. Right away, I started to experience the incredible benefits of taking the time to picture myself succeeding before actually playing in the game. I visualized every little detail, from walking into the locker room, tying my cleats and having conversations with my teammates and coaches.

I would picture myself having the “perfect” game, executing the defensive game plan and making big plays. The more vivid I was, the better I seemed to play. I couldn’t believe it. Before the game even started, I had already played the entire game in my mind. This made a tremendous difference because it greatly increased my confidence and comfort level.

In turn, I have been able to harness the power of visualization outside of athletics. Before I take the stage and speak to a large audience, I always picture myself giving the “perfect” speech. I begin weeks in advance by picturing the audience, my choice of words and the reaction from the crowd once I am finished. Visualization can be applied to any area of your life, as I know it has become very beneficial throughout mine.

Consider these three examples:

  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was always stressing the importance of seeing himself victorious long before the actual fight.
  • As a struggling young actor, Jim Carrey used to picture himself being the greatest actor in the world.
  • Michael Jordan always took the last shot in his mind before he ever took one in real life.

These top performers, among many others, have mastered the technique of positive visualization and openly credit it as a success tactic.

When you think of a big goal or dream that you want to achieve, it’s natural to think of all of the obstacles that will come your way. The problem is far too often we allow these obstacles to become so big in our minds that it inhibits us from moving forward. This is when many become satisfied with mediocrity.

Don’t let this be you. Rather than creating larger-than-life barriers in your mind and dwelling on everything that will hold you back, envision yourself victorious like Ali. Picture yourself as the greatest at your craft like Carrey. Visualize your next shot as your winning shot like MJ.

What will it take? What sacrifices will you make? How can you handle any obstacles and still have enough to make it to the finish line? The key is to make your positive vision stronger than anything that can set you back.

Related: Visualization Technique – The Future Self-Movie

The truth is, if you can’t picture yourself achieving a goal, chances are you won’t. The more vivid you can get, the better it will work for you. Start thinking of your personal goals in life. Spend about 10 to 15 minutes picturing yourself achieving each one.

Get as detailed as possible. Picture what you will do once your goal is reached. How amazing does it feel? How will this change the course of your life? Remember, the little details increase the likelihood of the big picture.

You don’t need to spend endless hours. Simply get in the habit of putting together a positive vision into your everyday life. Visualize yourself succeeding, achieving every goal, completing every task. See what it does for you and how it makes you feel. This will likely become a pivotal part of your success arsenal.

The bottom line is this: If you can’t  picture yourself in your own mind being extremely successful, dominating your market, and running a phenomenal business, then chances are you never will.

Original source: entrepreneur.com

About the author

Matt Mayberry is a speaker and maximum performance strategist. CEO of Matt Mayberry Enterprises

Behind any Visualization or Meditation techniques lies the ability to silence our vanity thoughts and to concentrate on visualizing suggested images using our right brain hemisphere. There are different kinds of meditation and visualization modalities. You can find many different methods of meditations and ways to increase the quality of your meditation experience.

Some people consider meditation to be a spiritual or religious practice while others think of it more in terms of being self-help or mind enhancing technique. As there are more than one truth, each meditation method has its relevance and use.

Here is a simple yet powerful visualization meditation technique that has been tested in practice and those who used it correctly report its healing powers as well.

This visualization technique has a powerful kick to it and uses symbols that everyone can relate to. Think of this technique as nano-technology of meditation. It involves the work of both human brain hemispheres and helps to bring the flow of energy into harmony. The suggested images in the animation help your brain to visualize the symbols and send them to the higher levels of consciousness to serve as a reference point for bringing your energy bodies into balance.

Visualization is the true language that Nature uses to communicate with us. Any language is just an interpretation of the visual images or concepts that we want other people to understand.

 

In the beginning of the animation there is a tree with naked branches without leaves. The trunk of the tree is in a form of a human DNA string. When following the images in the visualization technique imagine your body as the tree.

The technique starts with an image of leafless tree, standing on a hill with a frozen lake beneath it (the lake of frozen potential). The rays of sun reach the crown of the tree and go through the tree to give warmth to the ground and roots of the tree. The warmth from the sun rays allows the roots to breathe the underground water in and breathe out through the green leaves that appear. The tree becomes essential part of the Photosynthesis process. It breathes in the rays of sun (just like our human body does) which go through the tree and help to turn the ice beneath the roots into water and breathes the water out through the tree leaves.

This process goes on until the underground ice turns into water and the sun comes out from the above to greet the tree. Then, there is a kick to this visualization technique.

The sudden rooster scream helps the human brain to shift into an impulse mode and send the images, that hopefully were created in the mind by following the visualization meditation technique to your subconscious mind or as some call higher levels of consciousness. The sharp sound pin points (or anchors) the visualization on the energy Field and the right brain receives a symbolic process map of how energy should be flowing through the body (or DNA cells). This technique uses all four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Air to help the energy flow through the fifth element – the tree of life.

This visualization technique can a be a great way to effectively enhance breathing exercises, quickly bring the energy flow to balance before and after yoga class or even to stop an anxiety attack. Similar set of images that are used in the animation can be found in other guided meditation techniques. At first you might need to watch the video to conduct the technique, however, as soon as your visualization skills get better, you can just play the animation in your head. The best thing about this technique is that it takes just about a minute and can really save your meditation time or quickly straighten your energy flow when you need it.

 

Do you have any other powerful visualization technique to suggest? Fell free to share in the comments below!

About the author

Originally from Ukraine, Dmitriy (aka Life Script Doctor –  lifescriptdoctor.com) has profound knowledge in the new spiritual science Infosomatics as well as other consciousness awakening fields. He continues his research and guides people on their road of self-discovery using Infosomatic energy-informational map of the higher levels of consciousness. Powerful self-healing visualization techniques that have been tested in practice are used to reveal causes and resolve problems with health, personal or professional life. For more advanced materials and powerful Infosomatic visualization techniques please refer to “Webinars” section of his website (it includes ~6 hours of free webinars). Feel free to contact Life Script Doctor with any related questions.