5 ABC Ways To Become 30% More Productive

Nelson Here,

As a peak performer, I recently experienced lots of stress and low output in my work, so I went to the hospital for checkup, after the test, the doctor found out that I don’t rest too well. However, my response was that I always sleep well so he asked how often do I rest during the day and my response was that I really don’t rest during the day . As a result, he suggested that I should always take 5 to 10minutes off work in every 50 minutes. So, I followed the doctor’s advice and it has really helped me gained my momentum back.

As a result, so I thought I’d give you one of my favorite high performance plans.

Just like me you’ll be 30% more productive (and energized), if you do these five things:

  1. Sleep 50 minutes more.
    Unless you usually sleep 8 hours per night, bump your regular sleep routine up by 50 minutes. This means go to bed 50 minutes earlier. That extra sleep will improve your cognitive scores by 22% within 7 days. Nice! Plus, you’ll have more energy to get stuff done, and you’ll be kinder to others – yep, the science proves it.
  1. Spend 50 minutes in the morning stretching and strategizing.
    Stretch for 20 minutes then strategize your day for 30 minutes. This means you do not check email or respond to others in the first 50 minutes of the day. This alone will change your life. The inbox is nothing but a convenient organizing system of other peoples’ agendas; so if you begin the day in your inbox you are framing the day in reaction not thought. Instead, get in tune with your body, then sit down and decide on the major projects and priorities you will dramatically move forward today. If you’re not strategizing and actually *thinking* about your day, goals and life for 30 minutes per day, you’re not yet living an intentional and fully conscious life.
  1. Work/create in 50-minute scheduled blocks.
    During these blocks, NOTHING is allowed to happen except you focus and work. You don’t take calls, look at your inbox, browse, or start other activities. You do ONE THING. I block 4-5 of these per day. FOCUS.
  1. Every 50 minutes, take a BREAK.
    I set an alarm on my phone to go off every 50 minutes. It helps me get that block time done, but it also makes sure I stand, stretch and hydrate every hour. No matter what I’m doing, no matter how interested or passionate I am, at the 50-minute mark I stand, get water, stretch or walk, even if just for 3-10minutes. It refreshes the mind, allows the body to re-align after sitting, and builds up tremendous stores of energy.
  1. Create 50 minute renewal times.
    I do 20 minutes of the Release Meditation Technique every day, and I also walk briskly OUTSIDE for 30 minutes – EVERY day. That’s 50 minutes in the day total to completely focus on energy renewal. Yes, I also work out every other day, but that is not counted in this or the other 50 minute blocks, but yours could. This 50 minutes of total renewal each day is a MUST for high performers who want to be creative, energized and without gobs of stress.

I’ve proven these five things can get anyone 30% more energy and effectiveness in just one week.

PS: the above technique have been applied in many companies.  Infact some companies take the 50 minutes rest very serious by using indicators of what you should do every 50 minutes and failure to it will attract query. However, you can also try it out for the next 7days and see how your work and study life will transform.

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