“Smile, breathe and go slowly” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
When you begin something productive, everything else you need to work on in the day starts flooding your brain.
Once your lower self sees you acting productively it will attempt to sabotage your efforts. It knows that by flooding your brain with everything else you need to do, you might become overwhelmed, and then procrastinate.
When the above happens, there’s a method to overcome it beautifully.
Zen Productivity Method
No matter how many things you must do, or how few things you must do: You can only do one thing at a time. This is obvious, but we often forget this wisdom when we’re tackling the day.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The solution to feeling overwhelmed is that when you’re doing something, pretend it’s the only thing in the Universe you have to do. When you’re onto something else pretend that’s the only thing you must do.
While it’s obviously false that there’s only one thing in the universe for you to do in a day, it doesn’t matter. This focus will empower you to act instead of feeling overwhelmed. This method makes you more productive, not less.
I even recommend that while you’re doing a task, experience great joy doing it! It is, after all, the only thing in the Universe you have to do!
Raise your arm right now and scream,
“This is the only thing in the universe I have to do and I feel joy!”
Now if you would please excuse me; I have to write a guest post for a productivity blog. Should be a breeze, it is, after all, the only thing in the Universe I must do.
Bamboo Forest is a professional email life coach and the founder of Tick Tock Timer