A lot of our tasks are similar.
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I personally aim to break everything down into about 10—15 minutes tasks. As proven by science and explained in this article , the brain dumps a little dopamine every time we successfully accomplish a task — no matter how big or small.
This habit also has a tendency of keeping you moving toward your goals, and clearing the mental clutter in your mind. After completing easy tasks, I have the motivation and energy to tackle the real hard problems. Working as a programmer, I typically start with an easy bug fix or small UI change that can be done in 10 minutes or less. Working out? Do 10 push-ups as you wake up.watch
Transcript: 7 Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain by Sandra Bond Chapman
Start by praising a writer you like. Or even easier, start by making your bed. For me, it happens in the morning, right after I finish my one or two easy tasks. Things that require all my brain power. It will be something different for you.
1. Doodle, Doodle, and Doodle some more.
Always aim for high-quality results for high-importance tasks. This greatly helps with waking up in the morning!
This helps me wake up with a sense of purpose. I know what needs to be done, and I want to do it! As a bonus, my brain keeps working while I sleep, so sometimes I come up with genius ideas on how to complete my tasks while I sleep!
Well, there you go! REM [sleep] helps to stabilize, consolidate, and enhance connections between memories. Information that was stored in long-term memory during the day is activated also called rehearsed and turned into useful connections while we experience REM sleep.
Often right? Take a damn break! Bonus tip: Ignore the people judging you for taking a well-deserved break. Ignore them, reap the rewards and be more productive than them! Remember that being unstoppable all starts from being more productive.
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