“I didn’t get it done today. I’ll do it next week”. “I’ll work harder”. “Things will be different”.
I’m sure we’ve all made statements like this to ourselves at one time or another. While a lack of time and having too much to do does play a role in not completing tasks, the bulk of the problems comes from our lack of accountability. We struggle to complete things and vow to do better next time but then next time comes and at first, you’re doing well but a week or so later, you start to revert back to old ways and the cycle repeats itself.
Fortunately though, this does not have to be the case. Learning steps to improve your self-accountability and enacting them is crucial to fixing this ‘problem’.
If you’ve read the “About Me” section of this site as well as my previous blog post, , then you’ll know that I’m heavily involved in various projects and activities. All of my work along with the responsibilities in my personal life makes it extremely important for me to be accountable. I need to know that I am using my time effectively and that I am being productive.
So, what are some steps to help you become more productive:
Being productive means that I am effectively using my time and that I am more likely to be accountable. Here’s a list of ways to hold yourself accountable:
Do you struggle with productivity and being accountable? How are you actively striving to improve this?