Habits Of Happy And Productive People
Happiness is a concept that can be approached from many different perspectives: in fact, there is no unified criterion on what happiness is since each person has their idea. However, it is proven that we are happier when we manage to be productive: therefore, we will analyze the habits that can help us achieve happiness (at least, in this aspect).
What is the relationship between happiness and productivity?
The concept of productivity is usually linked to the world of work in particular, or obligations in general: people are said to be productive when they are capable of successfully undertaking many tasks in a short time.
On the other hand, happiness seems to be a more ethereal and difficult concept to land, since it is subject to a large component of subjectivity. It is very difficult to define happiness since everyone interprets it according to their parameters or opinions.
However, both concepts have a point of convergence in self-realization: self-realization is understood as a state of satisfaction with one’s life circumstances, and also includes the process by which the person discovers himself.
Being happy and being productive: are they achieved through training?
Productivity is trained, not born with it
A person is not intrinsically productive or unproductive, but rather becomes productive. Productivity is not a quality that admits determinisms, genetic imprints, predispositions due to socioeconomic status and/or beliefs: productivity is trained, and for this, it is necessary to imprint willpower on a series of habits, which will make up the training to be productive.
Can happiness be trained?
In a broader sense, happiness can also be trained, as long as we consider that people choose to be happy or not, and we do not put our happiness in the hands of circumstances or third parties, but in goals that are within our reach.
Habits to be productive (and self-realized)
Try to fix a series of routine activities in your day-to-day: the establishment of routines releases mental resources, and allows us to have more energy for everything else.
To give you an idea of how important they are, think of people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): they need to maintain very marked routines (to a point, yes, pathological) for the security that having it gives them all controlled and orderly.
Routines not only provide security but also discipline: you cannot be productive if you are not able to maintain a certain rigor when it comes to respecting the schedule of activities.
Try to create a mission for each day: establish a series of goals to achieve during the day when you wake up (not tomorrow or during the week, but today ), and try to meet as many as you can.
Of course: the daily goals that you set for yourself must be able to be achieved with your resources, and not depending on third parties or hypothetical circumstances.
First of all, order them according to their priority and do not be blind to reaching the less important ones if you have run out of time.
Practicing sports will help you secrete endorphins, which will provide you with physical and mental well-being. The fatigue resulting from intense physical exercise could reduce your productivity, so you won’t need to do an “elite” workout.
However, playing sports will improve both your mood and your ability to concentrate: moreover, the more exercise you do, the less tired you will be afterward (training concept again).
It seems like a cliché, but the reality is that we are what we eat: food contains the “bricks” with which our body is built. It is not about evaluating the quantity, but the quality and variety of our food.
When we take care of our diet we are giving our body what it needs, and we enter a spiral of self-care: again, our concentration and our state of mind will thank us.
Without quality personal relationships, it is very difficult to maintain emotional balance: the good vital connections that we establish will help us in our self-realization process and will mean a basic need is covered, leaving more room for productivity.
Rational distribution of time
You are not more productive by working long hours: take breaks to oxygenate your mind. Productivity has been shown to decline throughout the day, so try to tackle the heaviest tasks when your mind is at its peak.
These are just some habits to be more productive and, therefore, to achieve happiness through personal fulfillment; the fullness of life is based on balance and self-realization, and you will come very close to this idea if you manage to achieve good levels of productivity in your daily life.