Mindfully Recharged with Mariana Thomas

Habits of Crazy Productive People

November 18, 2021 Mariana Thomas Season 4 Episode 44
Mindfully Recharged with Mariana Thomas
Habits of Crazy Productive People
Show Notes Transcript

"Some people just have it all together."
"I don't have enough time..."

These statements are not true and won't help you. Do you want to know the truth instead?

In this episode, let us unpack the secrets of crazy productive people. I share the habits that make these ordinary people extraordinarily productive. This is a short one but there will be no stones unturned in this unapologetically honest episode.

Listen up and let's all be productive!


Episode 44 at a glance…

  • Why waking up early makes all the difference
  • The benefits of waking up early
  • Several things that you get out of working out aside from being in shape
  • The roles of food in productivity and some secret tips
  • Proactive vs. reactive
  • The one thing you have to eliminate in the name of productivity
  • The only thing that stands between us and our goals


See you on the next episode!



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Unknown Speaker  0:00  
Welcome, welcome my friends to the Mindfully Recharged podcast with your host Marianna Thomas. In today's episode, habits of crazy productive people. Super excited to bring this episode to you guys. So without further ado, let's get to it.

Unknown Speaker  0:23  
Welcome to Mindfully Recharged with Mariana Thomas, in this podcast Mariana brings you mindful conversations and people that will develop and recharge you from the inside out, so that you can increase productivity in your personal and professional life. This is Mindfully Recharged.

Unknown Speaker  0:44  
Welcome, welcome. Welcome my friends super excited about this episode. Because Don't you ever just feel like you are not working hard enough? Hmm, I just want to know, what are your thoughts about this when I asked this question? And the reason why I decided to record this episode is because I have been asked this question lately. How do I stay more productive? You know, how do I make sure that I don't get involved in something and I spend all day in just that particular thing? You know, or how do I gain more time during the day? So here it is. I know, I deal with this sometimes. Okay. Sometimes, it is easy to think that everyone else is doing more than me. And I'm sure you feel the same way. But the truth is, no one really has it all together. Let me repeat that. The True Story is that no one has it all together. Okay, everyone is struggling with something, whether they're willing to admit it or not. And this is the real true, people often think that they can't achieve what they really want. Because they simply don't have enough time. And that's what this story that we make in our minds, right? Besides thinking that everyone has it together, we also think that we don't have enough time to get it done. So this is not really true.

Unknown Speaker  2:45  
You just need to develop some habits of productivity. Okay. And, and, and they haven't separate those two people are going to show us that. And then we need to work hard and execute these habits every single day. So in this episode, I will give you an overview of these habits so that you can decide which ones will be the best for your lifestyle. And I'm going to give you just a few then, okay, I'm not going to give you a bunch of habits, because it's really not realistic to incorporate many, many, many of them at the same time. So let me cover a few habits, to make yourself a little more productive, and try to keep up with those that are crazy, productive people.

Unknown Speaker  3:50  
So the first one is getting up earlier. Yes, I do this myself every day, getting up early. Every day, I try to get up about a quarter to 5 am or 4:30. You know, just to make my day a little bit longer. Actually, let me confess something. After I resigned from my corporate job, I decided that I was going to sleep in till whenever I was going to wake up you know, I was trying to be a rebel because I was getting out so early when I was at my corporate job. I was getting up with a crack of dawn at 4 am and sometimes even before four how is really early in really, really crazy to get out that early in the morning. But I was accomplishing a lot of things. So when I resigned I told myself you know what, I'm going to sleep till I wake, and I started doing that for a little bit. But then I realized that that wasn't very productive, my day was getting shorter and shorter, because I was sleeping a little too late. So what I did is create a habit again, getting up early. Okay. So I know that you're probably thinking, Oh, no, no, no, if you want to incorporate that one, but I tell you what it really really makes it different. Because the earlier you get up, the more time you have to do all this stuff that actually matters during your days or during the day.

Unknown Speaker  5:47  
Okay, so you can start with a powerful morning routine, you know, stuff like that. So there is a lot of benefits to getting up early. Okay, but if I have to name two main ones, it will be there's less traffic for you if you are going to drive. You know, I remember when I was in my corporate job, I used to, you know, get out of the house at 5 am and, and final 5:15. And there will be no one. Absolutely no one almost, um, my way to work there were no one driving either in front of me or behind me, I usually was the only one driving at that time. So you will be avoiding some traffic, you know, if you get up earlier, and you don't have to get out of your house and 5 am like I used to. But yeah, getting up earlier, definitely is going to help with that. And maybe if you are still in school, maybe you're near college, or you have to get really early to work, this is going to help.

Unknown Speaker  7:00  
Okay, the second benefit is that you have more time to do things to do more stuff, really, you can park your morning with a lot of things and the rest of your day, because you're starting your day earlier. Okay.

Unknown Speaker  7:17  
The second thing that crazy productive people do is that they work out. So working out is often the first thing most people think of when they hear habits approach productive people. Right, they think about, oh, they probably work out a lot. But the truth is, that is definitely one of them. But working out isn't about getting yourself into great shape, you know, for productive people is actually just a great habit to have in general, okay, because when you work out, you are achieving several things at once. So here it is, you are improving your overall health, which is immediately led to more energy during the day. And productive people. They usually have a lot on their plate, right? Yes, this is how achievers. So what do they need energy, energy in order to accomplish the goals of the day? So working out is going to increase your energy. 

Unknown Speaker  8:36  
Number two, of the benefits of working out, is that you are going to get rid of the stress and maybe anxiety, build that inside by beating some of those heavy, little pounds that maybe are staying in your body and you want to get rid of them. Okay, so this working out that for me is going to hell with that. And the third benefit of working out is that you are going to improve your buster. And depending on what type of workout you're doing, you know, if you do go for some Pilates, hi like I do, definitely, you're going to improve your posture. So yoga, and even just walking. You know you're going to be more aware of how you were doing that. You're going to have to lift your chest so you can breed right if you're running or doing some kind of cardio workout. Yes, that is definitely helpful. There you go. Especially if you're sitting down in an office for hours. This one is something that you are going to definitely remember Okay, which could make getting up earlier in your quarter, okay, if you don't have a good posture, so that is going to help you to remember like, Hey, get up earlier and work on yourself.

Unknown Speaker  10:11  
So one of the things that I do is that I currently follow, and I'm loving my practice of yoga, okay, I'm this is a little workout routine that I do and do my yoga, and pilates and a little bit of cardio. Lately these days, I don't go too crazy on the cardio that I do. Or I do some stairs and things like that. But I'm more in a passive type, low impact exercise routine at the moment. That's what's working for me right now. And you got to think about your body, mind, and spirit, what is your mind and body and heart, asking you to do okay? And go with that, don't try to create a crazy routine or workout, they are not going to suit your routine, or even your, your well-being. Okay, there we go. So those are the benefits of working out.

Unknown Speaker  11:18  
The third habit would be eating healthy food, very important, what we are putting in our bodies, and productive people, especially those that are high-level achievers, care about what they eat. Okay, this is kind of similar to Habits of Successful People. This you see that you see your mind, right? Kinda you kind of if you check out you're going to find those, it doesn't matter if it is paleo or vegan, or wherever diet that you have in the belief system that you have about food, you know, I don't want to go there and tell you what to eat. But just eat healthy food, and most of them, you know, at whatever time but eat healthy food, and you are going to notice a huge difference in your mood and your energy levels throughout the day.

Unknown Speaker  12:25  
Okay, so one thing, one tip here, really, really quick, I will tell you is that when I was in my corporate job, if I will go for a high carb lunch, you know, I will be a little bit sleepy in the afternoon. And that also is going to have a lot to do with your hormone levels and all that type of stuff. So you want to keep yourself in check and see how you're doing with that. But you want to make sure that you eat some foods that are going to keep you awake, okay, this will also contribute to you sleeping better and at nighttime, okay. So, eating healthy is going to help you to sleep better. So that you can get earlier which is what we talked about in the beginning right in the first habit. So, if you get a good night's sleep, you are going to get up earlier and be more productive way and easily. There you go.

Unknown Speaker  13:33  
So the next habit is being proactive, instead of being reactive. This is very important. Okay, being proactive means doing something before someone ask you to do it or before you need to do it. You should always mean for this no matter what. Okay, so sometimes being proactive is easier than all others. But doing this consistently will become second nature once you have been through enough situations where reactions will be more harmful than productive taking actions Okay, oh, the proactive proactively taking actions and that's what I meant not productive but proactively taking action. So this is very important. So let's touch a little bit here this proactive doing something that you are now going to regret later. So if you know this something needs to get done. Don't wait until it's too late or you are under the pressure. You know which I have to say I am the queen of working under pressure because I love, love though working on the pressure. For some reason, I am a little bit more productive. And I think that this thing only happened to me that when you are under the pressure, you want to get it done. But what happens with that is, you may get a good result of working on the pressure, like getting the job done well. But at the same time, you may miss some things, you know, when you are creating that project, or you're working on something very important, because you are in a hurry, and you're trying to get it done. So be proactive, by anticipating, anticipating, and getting things done. Okay, beautiful.

Unknown Speaker  15:52  
Let's get to the next habit and eliminate what is holding you back. Okay, so not just create habits, but also eliminate stones, they are not helping you, this is a very popular habit among successful people. Okay, and everyone has had it, they wish they could get rid off it but never had the will to actually do so. Okay, so a lot of people have had it they're just like, I know, this is not good for me. But they keep it and they stay with that. So it's very important that you have some real power, and just get rid of those. Because they are not supporting your goals, they're not supporting you to be more productive. So you don't need to be slamming your face against the wall. For this one, though. And you know, like, oh my god, I have so many not want to get rid of them, but just go through your daily habits and look out for the stuff, that you are not proud of doing at all, okay, like procrastination, maybe checking social media a little too much that type of stuff. So then find replacements for them, there are more productive habits are more productive irons that you can do instead.

Unknown Speaker  17:30  
Okay, so you might notice this some have is on this list are very similar to the habits in previous lists I had made for you maybe on other episodes because they are very important. But this is simply because many habits all will love each other and only take a slightly different approach. So it made sense to include them here as well, which you know how much I love talking about habits and creating them and working with them. Because they really are going to say a lot about us.

Unknown Speaker  18:15  
Okay, so let's go over really quickly, we touched on getting up earlier, we touched on working out eating healthy foods, and being proactive and instead of reactive, okay? And being proactive through the day is very important. You can stay focused on one task, not more details, okay? Very, very important there and reducing what is holding you back, okay, cause this is, again, stress management, when we are keeping habits that are not supporting our productivity is going to increase our stress. Okay, so very important here.

Unknown Speaker  19:00  
So, there may be some habits that I have missed, that are important, but this has sure, do a pretty good job and making your life easier and making you a little bit more productive. And if there is anything else that you would like me to cover in the future, please let me know. Let me know in the comments or send, send me an email but I wanted to make this short episode and talk about productivity because I have been getting this question lately. Okay, so I hope that you enjoyed this episode, and found some helpful tips to help you get more done in your day. Okay.

Unknown Speaker  19:48  
Remember, the only thing that stands between us in our goals is ourselves. So the only thing that stands between you and your goals is yourself. So if you want something bad enough, there's always a way to make it happen. So in order for me to live my life by these principles, I need your support as well. Okay? I need your support because I want to make sure that I create a habit of growing my podcast. So it's sharing this podcast with others, is one of the best ways that we can grow together as a community, mindful leaders who are changes lives through energy work, okay, so click on that chair, and on this episode, and don't forget to download your FREE mindful and energetic Living Guide on the show notes or go to my website, mindfullyrecharged.com. I love being here with you guys today. And I hope that you please please, please send me some comments and some emails. And I cannot wait to see you on the next episode. Bye-bye.

Unknown Speaker  21:18  
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