My way to productivity
I've always wanted to become a more productive and passionate human being. It's something that always goes through my mind and motivates me to be an honest and hard-working person. Here's what I've been doing so far.
To get started, I've first set the amount of sleep I may need throughout the day. And according to the National Sleep Foundation's research as a young adult, I should sleep around 8 hours a day for a surely rested body & mind. I recommend you read Why We Sleep, a book by Matthew Walker for some extra push and insight.
Next, I've figured out the time that I should put into my self-development and personal projects. And as of now, I'm committing 10 hours/day on them.
Self-development: Reading books, prayer, exercise, traveling, gardening, developing skills, and things that improve me as a person.
Projects: Academia, research, coding, and other formal stuff.
That leaves me with only 6 hours to do other necessary things like eating, family hangout, checking email, and other daily tasks that I must do to keep up with my life.
And now, it's time for the most exciting part of my productivity hack. I try to live my life on an hourly basis. I only worry about the passing hour of my life. And I divide all those hours into two parts. First 30 minutes, I do my self-development / projects work from the below weekly chart.
And the other 30 minutes are never scheduled. I can do anything I want during that time. I can write blogs, read a book, review my works, pray, exercise, play, gossip, or anything I wish to do.
Usually, I sleep from 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. and take a nap in the middle of the day when I need it. And I drink a glass of water every single hour. It helps. I also try my best to be extremely minimalist throughout my day. All in all, you'll wonder once you learn how much you can accomplish in an hour. I want you to give it a try for the next couple of hours in your life. Who knows? It may work.