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And yes, I hope my title will not put you off of my productivity tips. I know that the world is run by go getters, but I like to think of myself as a go-getter when it suits. It does sound a bit lazy and it is very comforting to know that I can do that. I am very grateful to the 30 Day Blogging challenge, otherwise I would still be putting off writing yet another blog post. 

Today’s prompt is to share productivity tips from a master of any kind. I did think what am I really good at? The truth is-I am really good at procrastinating and putting things off, but somehow I manage to get things done. What can I say? If pushing yourself to meet deadlines and closing dates it’s your thing you are better off reading someone else’s post.

My productivity tips will help you if you avoid discipline and discomfort at almost any costs.

Over the years I have developed a system that nevertheless helps me to get things done. I value purpose and priority more than efficiency so that probably shows in my results as well. 

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So here are my simple 5 productivity tips, that I hope, will help you in some way

1.Create a structure. This means to pre plan as much as possible your actions without having to think about them once you have to do it. It may sounds silly in a way, but I managed to get 100 day of Video Blogging called Authentic Transformation a few summers ago because I had pre written the titles of my videos and it worked like magic. On the other hand if I had to think up a title daily I feel I would lose the momentum of getting it done. So in a nutshell prethink your actions and enjoy the process.

2.Do the work in batches of 20-30 minutes of pure undisturbed focus. There are quite few ways to achieve that. You can use a simple kitchen timer and set it up, you can download some of the productivity apps on your phone but it all starts with you making the decision, that you will work 20-30 minutes without any distractions. This time scale is very easy to achieve plus you have no chance of getting bored either. 

3.Keep going. No matter how long of a break you take, don’t give up on your goals and dreams.Time is a special force and you can use it while you can.

The most important thing is not to beat yourself up no matter what. Taking action, even small action towards your goals and dreams is part of the journey called life. Everyone is on a different stage of their path and sometimes results take time, but as long as you are learning and growing as a person you will enjoy the journey.

4.Accept the way you are. Sounds simple.One of the most important converstions that you have in your daily life are the conversations that you have with yourself.Be kind to yourself, be gentle and honest, be confident and above all believe that you are enough and that what you do is enough.

Always do your best, even if your best changes from moment to moment accept it. As it simple as this sounds I have had times in my life when I would beat myself up for not getting everything the way I had it in my head, or the way I sometimes disappoint other people. I am a chronic people pleaser and I am still learning how to  show my love and care without loosing myself in the process.

 

Here is a video where I share with you a simple reminder that everything that you do matter. Please press play to watch it.

 

 

5.Find an accountability support system, that works for you. Some people thrive when they have a personal mentor, others love joining communities, that offer support and accountability like myself. If you need a boost in your blogging skills I would recommend you the 30 day Blogging Challenge Group where as well as blogging ideas you get to connect with other bloggers. I enjoy this kind of improving my blogging skills simply because even if I stretch the 30 days I find the daily information very valuable.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and I appreciate your endless love and support. 

Please leave me a comment below if you want to share any of your productivity tips. I would love to hear from you. 

Lots of love, 

Ivelina

Motion creates emotion

Ivelina  —  December 27, 2014

Motion creates emotion and how to get off your bum?

Since I have decided to do a post a day for 365 days, I have been focusing my mind to think in a form of blog posts. Mainly I have been thinking about what problems I have had  and what have I done to help myself. Thinking along those lines have helped me think up different ideas. On the other hand I have been having very relaxing few days since it’s the festive season and we seem to eating, cooking, relaxing, going out, having visitors and drinking wine. It is great, indeed. 

But what to do when you know you want to do something but you are too comfy. The thing  about being a self initiative is that no body will hold you responsible if you don’t do your chosen daily tasks.It is all up to you!

 Some people get an accountability partner. I believe, that your best accountability partner is you. Your attitude towards how you perform is in your hands. 

The moment you take the small action step to do whatever it is you want to get done you create a motion, that will grow into a real motivation to take more action. taking action creates emotion. Emotion creates more inspiration and motivation. And you simply go from one to the other. Action is the ultimate teacher and motivator. It has to be done daily and you teach yourself to be comfortable of getting things done. 

I love writing blog posts, where I express my thoughts and you read them. I love getting your messages and and I love they way you ask me questions so I can write about those things in the future. 

 Once you get your productive work done you will enjoy that movie you want to watch even more. The food tastes better, the water is sweeter and the so called routines of ordinary life are a gift because they are a simply an expression of being alive. I love cooking after I have written my blog post.

I want to give you 3 very simple productivity tips , that you can  do without any preparation and you will get more things done.

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“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” – Carol Welch

 

 

1.Take the first step towards it. If you want to write a book or write more blog posts, simply open your back office and start writing. Write the first line and stay away from checking your e-mail or your social media channels. It takes only 15-20 minutes to write a good size blog post and double that time to edit it. It’s much easier to edit after you have poured your thoughts rather than trying to do two completely different things at the same time. 

2.Change your state . Do something drastic to change your physical state Take 30 deep breaths, do 30 squats run up and down the stairs once. 3 minutes of physical activity will dramatically  increase the blood flow in your brain and will clear if there is any brain fog, so you can take the next step. 

3. Set a timer on it. There are almost always things going on your life, apart from your personal daily activity. Have the intention to get your tasks done, but fit it to suit your life and the flow of your lifestyle. Most days I like to write in the morning before or after breakfast. Some other days I write in the afternoon or like now in the evening. I do feel better though if I do it earlier in the day. Setting a timer not always means get it done in 20 minutes, starting now. It means get it done before it’s time to do something else. It works every time. 

Simply do what works for you, but do it daily. 

These productivity tips work for me. I would love to learn yours. 

Be well, be wild and enjoy the ride. 

Thank you for being here.I love and appreciate you. 

 

Ever since I started blogging, few years ago, I have always felt, that no matter what I blog about it has to be interesting, engaging and authentic. In the last almost a year I have been focused on getting lots of guests posts and have almost stopped blogging. Recently I have been waking up first thing in the morning with headlines in my head and a few lines regarding a topic I want to write about.

Very often I would drift inside Pinterest or Facebook and waste time.

One of my personal goals for 2014 it has been to be more self-expressive and more real not just in my blog but in everything I do.
In my opinion I am the typical people pleaser type of person. I would avoid any communication in the name of avoiding confrontation or any kind of discomfort.

You see my biggest fear is of not being liked or criticised, but honestly the only way to avoid any of those two is to do NOTHING.

But doing nothing seems like a real bad news to me. I want to express my wild compassion, loving kindness and every other opinion, fact and lesson I want.

So in the name of archiving my goal for 2014 to be as real as possible I am doing 31 days of confessions a day blog posts.

I got the idea from one of my favourite mama bloggers-The Veggie Mama. I love her blog and her writing style inspires me.

So in the meantime I want to thank you for being here and supporting me. I will be adding the confessions day after day and I am hoping to have a bit of a laugh as well.

Please do join me, if you like and feel free to laugh at me too.

I also want to invite you to ask me anything that you want to know about me. Leave your comments below!