When it comes to getting work done, sometimes it can seem almost impossible. We’re talking about those days when you just don’t feel like doing much of anything except lying down on your couch with a glass of wine and your favorite Netflix show. On these days, it’s hard to buckle yourself together and get things done. But there are hacks to being “productive”, and here’s one of them—make time-oriented goals.
We’re going to start this off by noting that you need to have a specific kind of personality to benefit from this hack. You need to be the kind that thrives under pressure. But don’t let that scare you, because this pressure is the kind that you give yourself—and it’s super rewarding.
If you’ve got a project to do, give yourself a time-oriented goal. Make sure the goal is within reach, and that you can realistically get it done within that time frame. At the same time, make sure that this goal isn’t “too easy”—because if it is, you’ll find yourself slacking, and that’s the last thing you want.
If you get this balance right, you’ll be working hard enough to achieve this goal, and find enough focus to achieve. Because at the end of the day, this is all about focus—and having a time-oriented goal is the best way to harness it.