Physical Fitness and Productivity Go Hand-in-Hand

Most people multitask to increase their productivity. Unfortunately, multi-tasking is not the friend they thought it was and definitely does not increase any productivity.

Although doing multiple things at once may make us feel like a super-productive super-stars, research shows that we are actually terrible multi-taskers – that we are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich inputs simultaneously.

In fact, recent studies have proven that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of information at once have difficulty paying attention, recalling information and switching from one task to another compared to those who focus is solely on one task at a time.

The truth is, when overloaded with information and tasks, instead of focusing on the really essential important things, we try and get everything done.  Anyway you look at it, we’re splitting our energy and it becomes less effective.

 No one can really multitask well and those who attempt it could lose up to 40 percent of their productivity trying. The very opposite of what they are trying to do.

True productivity is all about single-tasking. We need to learn to focus our energy and attention on one task at a time, much like a laser beam – living in the moment. We must shift focus from being “busy” to being productive.

Being fully immersed in any task at hand, imparts quality, creativeness and focus. We automatically become more productive.

All this takes focused self-discipline. Most of us could use a bump in self-discipline…it’s something you just can’t have enough of.

And, one of the best ways to build confidence and self-discipline…is through physical fitness.

Exercise is empowering. It not only has the ability to make us healthier and look and feel better, but can also help boost our mental abilities, making us a lot more focused.

Benefits that help improve focus:

  • Improving mental cognition and ability to focus by increasing blood flow and growth factors to your brain. Exercise increases blood pressure and blood flow everywhere in the body, including the brain. The results are more energy and oxygen, making our brains perform better.
  • Producing new blood cells – increasing the empire of your brain.
  • Works out your attention muscle – improves “brain circuitry that underlies your ability to think and learn.”
  • Mood, memory, energy levels and impulse control (factors that influence how focused you are) all benefit. Bottom line is, those who engage in regular workouts tend to be less stressed overall, more positive and have real excitement for life. They look forward to tackling new challenges.

Participating in a regular fitness program not only enhances our self-discipline, but teaches us how to manage our energy better which leads to enhanced productivity in all areas of our lives. With disciplined action, we learn where to put our energy for maximum results. We also discover that some things are just not worth expending energy over if they do not have a high enough pay off in regards to moving us towards our goals.

You must understand that personal energy is an expendable resource.

Once it’s gone, it’s gone. We are all allotted so much per day so it’s essential that it’s devoted towards tasks that really matter – the ones that pay off the most.

We must be willing to give up our busyness –  the tweets, texts, emails and other incessant interruptions, in exchange for healthier stress levels, happiness, sanity and productivity.

Productivity is something that many people struggle with, however, it’s also something that with a bit of hard work and self-disciplined focus, you can develop and increase. Ironically the same thing that helps to boost our productivity, is the one thing that automatically increases our energy quota!

We all get the same 24 hours a day, it’s how we use those 24 hours that determines the level of success we see.

Learning to focus our precious time and energy on what’s really important is key to instantly improving our productivity and physical fitness is the key that gets us there.

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