Quick Productivity Tip

One of the most helpful things I have done recently to boost my energy and in effect my productivity, is to take Vitamin D in the morning and taking melatonin for better sleep at night. I have also meditated for what is now going on ten weeks straight using an app called Headspace.

I feel much more alert and quick witted after having experimented with this for a couple of months now. Upon waking, I normally take 8,000 to 10,000 IUs of Vitamin D if I plan on staying in for most of the day. If I plan to be out in the sun quite a bit I may take 2,000 to 6,000 IUs, since my body will naturally produce some of its own. The reality is that in this “stay in front of a computer or television screen all day” society we live in, nobody is getting enough Vitamin D. It can make you very lethargic and low-energy, and that is just not good for any area of your life.

This is the Vitamin D I recommend. Click here or on the picture below to pick up some for yourself.

 

 

The other helpful thing that I have done is to supplement melatonin at night to help me fall asleep faster and have better and deeper sleep once I do. Sleep is tough for me. I have a pretty active and entrepreneurial mind and at night my mind can be racing before bed. The blue light that comes off of television and computer screens all day is also not conducive to good sleep. Melatonin has allowed me to get past all this and have much more restful sleep. I prefer liquid melatonin because it works faster than pill in my opinion. The one I use is also sweet so the pleasant taste doesn’t hurt.

This is the melatonin I recommend. Click here or on the picture below to pick some up for yourself.

 

 

Lastly, I have meditated daily for nearly 10 weeks straight using a guided meditation app called Headspace. As with the same issues that have caused trouble with my sleep, I have a noisy mind. Being that we have more messages thrown at us than ever before, and that number is increasing every day, ideas and excitement can tend to race around the mind. This makes focus more difficult and can increase overwhelm, and in turn cause you not to execute on the ideas that you want to take action on. This is the kiss of death for any entrepreneur so I knew that it was important to take some time for myself in a daily routine that incorporated meditation of some kind. The result has been a powerful sense of strength, calm, and clarity.

The best part is that the exercises only last a little bit over 10 minutes each. So it does not take a lot of time out of the day, but it makes a world of difference in terms of my productivity and focus for that day.

Go to the App Store on your mobile device and search for “Headspace” to download it and see for yourself.

You can get the first 10 days for free and if you want to upgrade to the full plan after that then they have paid options to continue your journey.

These three things have been massively helpful for me over the past few months and I believe that they can help any entrepreneur or otherwise mentally busy person gain more calm, clarity, and energy to be productive.

Try them out and let me know what you think!