By Deepti Satish

Not achieving much or not very useful is the meaning of unproductivity. 

We all have those days where we don’t want to do much or anything at all, we just want to lay in bed and scroll through Instagram endlessly. We sometimes start doing something for hours and get nothing done at all. Those days where we hardly have any motivation.

 That is what we call an unproductive day.

Not getting enough sleep, not managing our energy well, not giving equal attention to the list of things that you need to do, multitasking and not focusing on one task, etc. 

These are a few causes that lead to unproductivity but there could be so many reasons that could impact your efficiency.

However, there are numerous ways to whirl that unproductive feeling into a productive one.

Here’s how:

Devise a list: Having tasks just wafting around in your head won’t have you accomplishing them. That’s when you can start by simply making a list of things that require you to do. This will give you an idea of all the tasks you need to tackle and get done.  You can also prioritize things that are important and might need to finish quickly. This will perhaps help your brain stimulate productive thoughts.

Get a workout in: Often you might have been sitting and working for a long time due to which your body would feel worn out and not want to work anymore. To avoid such an occurrence you should take a break between each task and maybe take a walk, get some fresh air, go make yourself a cup of coffee or tea, do something that will make your body feel rejuvenated.

Fixing your sleep schedule: Mounting evidence suggests that a good night’s sleep seriously boosts productivity. A good night’s sleep of approximately 8 hours is important for a body to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. You will wake up feeling empowered and ready to take on the world.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” –Paul J. Meyer