Do you want to know how you can make your life easy and at the same time more productive? By easy I do not mean that you will sleep all day and do nothing. But what I am really saying is that you will be doing all the work that you need to do and still be able to have a peace of mind.
Most of the people in the world think that it is not possible. There is no one in this world that can do it. But not to bust your bubble, there are lot of people out there who are doing what I am going to show you and they have a happy, peaceful and productive existence.
You can do it to but in order to do that you have change the way you think because unless you do that there is nothing that I can say will make any difference. If you are ready to change the way you think and try some new things then you will change your life for sure.
So here it is things that I have found that had made my life simple and more productive.
Have 3 goals at a time
All of us have a lot of things that we want to achieve in this life but that do not mean that you have to do all of those things right now. You can pick the most important 3 goals that will make the most difference now and complete them first before trying to do anything else.
When you try to do a lot of things at the same time what happens is that all of your energy is divided between tasks. At place of focusing on one thing at a time you are thinking about 10 different things at the same.
What that does is that you are not able to give your 100% to anything by doing that you never achieve what you could have achieved if you have put all your energy into one thing.
So make a list of all the things that you want to do in your life. You will select the three things that will make the most impact now. It do not matter what they are and how long it is going to complete them. The only thing that matter is that they matter to you and will make the most difference in your life right now if you achieve them.
Make everything a habit
Humans are creature of habit it is a fact. All the things good or bad that we do on the regular basis are just a habit. We all know that we can change a habit.
There are phenomena called habit lops in the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business . Where it is explained how habits are formed and how can you make your own. So to make a habit the first thing that will come a trigger so it can be anything like when you feel that you are bored what you do.
It can be watch TV, eat or read a book. It is response that you will get when you have a trigger of boredom. Then comes the action watching TV, eating or reading a book after that you will get a reward which is you are not bored in the above case.
All the habits work in this way. So think about all the bad habits that you have and what is the trigger you have that because you take the action and what reward you get after you take that action.
If you know all that then you can easily change the habits that you have. You can also use the same method to form new habits what will help you in achieving your three goals.
How can I do it better?
No matter how good you are at something there is always a chance of improvement. But in this case we are talking about how can you make it simpler and still get the same results or even do better.
In this regard I find that Tim Ferris has the best advice in his book The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich if you have not read it you should. In his book he talks about Pareto principle which simply is that 20% of the action give you 80% of the result. Focus on only those 20% of thing and cut everything else out.
If you have a close look at what you do on the daily basis you will find that some of the things have more impact on your life than others.
So what you can do is find the things that have the most positive impact on your life then do it more. Find the things that have no really value and just is a waste of your time. You can do two things with them either delegate it or if it not that important then you should cut it out.
Automate as many things as possible
In the age a lot of things can be automated like your loan payment, your investments, bill payments etc. So the next thing that you need to do is find things that you can automate today without making a lot of difference in your life then do it.
You can make your investment automatic by investing in Index fund with an SIP (systematic investment plan) where a fix amount will be cut from your saving account on the date you specify and be invested in the index fund and if you want to diversely invest the same way in government bond mutual fund. In this way you will make your wealth creation automatic.
This are some of thing that you can do in your life today that will make your life at least 20% easier then before maybe more maybe less. It depends from person to person. But what really matters is that if you can make your life even 5% easier by following a simple advice then you should do it.
Because as Confucius had said
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
This quote has changed my life I read it every day and try to make my life as simple as possible. You should do the same and enjoy your life now.