How often do we get to the end of the day exhausted by busyness and not knowing what we have achieved?

Being busy is not the same as being productive – the difference is a point of focus.

I believe, if at the end of the day you can’t identify three clear achievements, then your day could have been more productive by lying on the beach with a good book.

It may sound philosophical, but if you can’t remember what you did during your day,  was the day part of your existence?…. Hmm…Interesting…..How many days, even weeks, have we spent in this trance-like void?

What hijacks our focus?

The first step in getting stuff done is to understand our distractions – what is sending us running the field without ever scoring a goal?

Chances are, we run on “should-do,” instead of “to-do,” that is, we have designed a should-do list that depends on decision making of our choosing.

We as humans have not evolved to have a choice. We excel with action in the face of no choice and adversity.

Think of how wonderful it feels to park the car in the last spot of a busy supermarket (no matter how difficult it is), compared to choosing from several places with different advantages – Ahhh!

Therefore, to be productive during our day, it is essential to limit choice by preparing a laser-focused to-do list of three actionable items of which exercise is one of the three.

Exercise is the building block of productivity, a healthy body and mind can focus on cutting through the clutter of busyness and get moving on achieving hopes and dreams.

De-cluttering your should-do-list

How to de-clutter a should-do-list is difficult when everything seems urgent and needed to be done yesterday, however, understanding our long-term goals makes the process easier.

De-cluttering our should-do list becomes similar to de-cluttering our home.

Marie Kondo is famous for de-cluttering homes and her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has shown millions of people how to de-clutter their homes and find inspiration for health and happiness ever after.

Marie has a two-pronged approach to de-cluttering. First is to asses everything we own in terms of how it serves us and then keep only the most valuable in the right place.

With this in mind go through your should-do-list (daily) and pick three action items that will see you getting closer to your goals in the following fundamental areas of your life:

  1. Personal Health
  2. Family
  3. Lifestyle/Work

It is easy to see that exercise will benefit all three fundamental areas of life, because whatever your specific goals and aspirations are for your future, they become redundant without fitness.

Physical fitness is the wheel to success, and it’s what gets us moving forward when we have somewhere to go!

Getting stuff done before lunch

Being busy can make us feel important, but unless we can translate busy into something productive and measurable, it has very little value to long-term success with fitness.

Having set three action items for the day; it is then vital to get them done before midday. Just like in a fairy tale – once that clock chimes 12, the carriage turns into a pumpkin, and we go nowhere fast – seriously!

Prioritizing means getting it done before anything else.  Fitness, together with success is not like a well-formulated should-do list; Fitness and success must be activated to be appreciated for its pure genius.

Seeing the magic and purpose in daily exercise is what makes dreams come true….that is, to enjoy our life with health, wealth and vitality.

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