Having a deadline, like major holidays, is a great way to motivate yourself to get things done. Not by working longer hours, but by focusing on what's essential. We often extend our workdays and procrastinate until we have a real deadline. So, use that perfect deadline to finish what's really important to you and truly enjoy your summer break.
While your 2-month goal might feel totally overwhelming, you can actually achieve it faster than you think. We often overestimate what we can do in one day, but totally underestimate what we can accomplish in a longer timeframe, like 2-3 months or a year. So don’t jump too fast on your work and use some time to plan it and break down your big goal into smaller achievable tasks, by day and weeks.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” - Abraham Lincoln
So don't forget to put time on your calendar to sharpen your axe.
Establish a good morning routine and healthy work habits is also essential. While everyone functions differently at different times of the day, this time of year early morning light is a great opportunity to start your day earlier and get things done before your usual coffee break. Use the Pomodoro technique to break your work into 25 to 35-minute intervals and 5-10 minute breaks. If you can't find inspiration or can't focus after a few hours, don't force it, take a walk, clean your house, or go for a sports session. By doing so your brain will have actually worked in the background and you’ll be much more productive when you're back.
If you're reading this it's likely that you love coffee and you probably know it already can help you with energy and focus. Some people can however experience crashes and drops in energy levels throughout the day. The functional coffee we've created has been designed to help balance these inconveniences and provide additional benefits. It’s also delicious, so give it a try!