5 Ways Quiet Time Enhances Productivity

The mantra of busyness is one that most of us are familiar with.  A different approach is becoming popular and it is one where you actually schedule or plan for a period of quiet in your day.

  1. Plan what you want or need to learn.

A goal and a desire to learn are essentially different.  A desire may be expressed without taking further action.  Having learning as a goal is action oriented.  With a period of quiet you can actually think about your learning goals and take action steps toward its achievement.

  1. Practice skills that need to be developed.

Stopping the automatic process of doing and getting the same results may take effort.  Practicing something different until we begin to see different results pays off and is worth the time investment.

  1. Contemplation in relation to achievements and failures

The expression of taking a walk to clear your head is common place and sound advice.  A walk is beneficial in terms of assimilating lessons learned.  It is also helpful in the development of ideas.  Taking time to contemplate provides opportunity for creativity to flourish.

  1. Solving problems as they occur.

With quiet time built into your day the opportunity to solve the problem that has occurred is available.  The need to push the issue aside and stick to a to-do list is mitigated.

  1. Try something differently and experiment with it to see if it works.

It may not work.  It is still a valuable opportunity to learn from and test the ideas that you have.


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