Have you ever read the book, Simpleology: The Simple Science of Getting What You Want by Mark Joyner?
Even if you haven’t, read that title again…
What do you want?
Well, for the purposes of this article – we want to create your most productive day with the least amount of effort.
Real quick, before we get into the meat of this article. If you are only here looking for quick access to the productivity hacking supplements or nootropics recommended, here they are:
So, let’s use the five techniques, from the Simpleology book, to do this. And you may have heard of these techniques elsewhere, they are:
1 | The shortest path between two points is a straight line. If you want to get a particular result, take the fastest and most direct route. Don’t add any extra steps.
2 | In order to hit a target, you need to see it clearly. You must have a clear vision of exactly what you want in order to get it.
3 | In order to accomplish something you must focus sufficient energy on it until you have done so.
4 | There are two things from which you can never escape: action and reaction.
5 | In order to hit a target, you must focus sufficient attention on it until you hit it.
Fairly simple. Fairly easy to understand.
I would also add, focus on your ultimate ‘why’. Why do you want this result? You must have a clear vision of why you want this.
It might sound a little woo-woo, but give it a chance. I’m not talking about The Secret, or anything like that.
Just imagine what it would look like to achieve or to create your most productive day. What would it consist of?
Picture that. Visualize it. Manifest a clear image in your mind.
Having that clear picture of exactly what your most productive day consists of, will help you lock into striving for only that. This will keep you from being distracted by irrelevant things that are unproductive.
The Clear Path
The shortest path between two points is a straight line. You only want to be doing the things that are productive.
This is pretty simplistic, but people tend to have a hard time following this clear path.
Distractions. Unhealthy habits. Stress. Anxiety. Depression.
These all keep you from being your most productive self. And, you may not even realize these things are happening while they’re happening!
These are not straight line techniques. But, you may feel like these are things you can’t control.
How are you supposed to avoid the distractions?
How are you supposed to build healthier habits?
How are you supposed to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression?
We’ve definitely talked about these things before, on the podcast and in articles, but let’s really get into it. We’ll give you simple, specific techniques you can use to finally create your most productive day with the least amount of effort.
Go To Bed At A Decent Time And Wake Up Early
Waking up early always causes me to feel like I have so much more time to get the things done that need done.
No rushing around to meet any time requirements. No stressing out about deadlines.
You couple that with going to bed at a decent time, the night before, you won’t be inclined to hit that snooze button. You won’t be feeling tired or exhausted during what could be your most productive time of day.
Belly Burnin’ Coffee + Nootropics
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So, coffee is great for productivity. When it’s blended with Kerrygold grass-fed butter and MCT oil, it will clear any brain fog you may have and it’ll give you clear, focused energy for the whole day.
You can use this focused energy to boost your creativity and productivity.
But, to take it to the next level. To create your most productive day with the least amount of effort. Consider incorporating some nootropics along with your Belly Burnin’ Coffee.
Our most recommended stack for ultimate productivity is this:
Take L-Theanine along with your coffee.
Take L-Tyrosine along with your coffee.
Take L-Carnitine along with your coffee.
Why do we recommend this stack?
Lion’s Mane Mushroom – This nootropic is known for increasing Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) levels in the human brain. The NGF hormone has been linked to increased growth rates of neurons and improves synaptic plasticity of the brain. This will keep your brain firing on all cylinders so you can be your most productive self.
Ashwagandha – This herbal nootropic relieves stress and is comparable to powerful pharmaceutical drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. It also has powerful antioxidant properties and protects brain cells against degenerative effects of a stressful lifestyle.
L-Theanine – Check out this study in the Journal of Nutrition —–> This study, basically, found that taking L-Theanine in combination with caffeine (or coffee) works to enhance focus, visual modality and attention.
L-Tyrosine – Some people wouldn’t classify this as a nootropic, but I feel it still fits in this discussion. L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that’s a precursor to dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and thyroxine. So, while it’ll help reduce stress and anxiety, it’ll also help create fat loss.
L-Carnitine – This nootropic leads to the production of acetylcholine, which is one of the main neurotransmitters involved in memory, computation, analysis, perception, learning and many more cognitive processes.
Make Improved Conscious Food Choices
The foods you eat. What you fuel your body with.
They are the driving force on how you feel. If you eat a lot of shit, you’re going to feel like shit. And, you won’t be productive.
If you eat more real, wholesome foods, you’re going to feel awesome. And, your productivity levels are going to increase.
It’s really that simple. Nutrient diversity by way of variety leads to energy and productivity.
Move Your Ass
Being mostly sedentary is going to wreak havoc on your body and mind. Your productivity levels are going to tank.
You need to get up and move. Get your blood flowing.
This doesn’t mean you need to join a gym. This doesn’t mean you need to run a marathon. This doesn’t mean you need to do bootcamp style workouts. This doesn’t even, necessarily, mean you need to do any kind of workout.
Get up and take a walk. It really doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s not sitting or being sedentary.
MOVE is also an acronym for: Motivate. Overcome. Vary. Embrace.
Apply that appropriately to your own lifestyle so you can boost your productivity levels.
Relaxation & Meditation
Finally, consider incorporating some time throughout each day for some much needed relaxation or meditation.
Take time for yourself. Time to better yourself. Time to clear your mind of all the bullshit. Time to relax and focus on that clear image of you being the most productive person you can be.
This doesn’t have to be time consuming. 5, 10, 15 minutes is fine. Whatever you have to spare.
But, for this minimal amount of time – it should be all about YOU. It’s about self-development where you are prioritizing YOU before anyone or anything else.
It’s not being self-centered or selfish or rejecting others by doing this, as you must ensure you are at your best if you are ever to help other people or be your most productive.
In order to create your most productive day with the least amount of effort, you must work all these things into a simple routine.
Build that routine into an everyday habit.
Use your new-found productive abilities to write that book you always wanted to, start that podcast you’ve been meaning to do, excel at your job that you love – anything at all you can think of…
Learn it. Visualize it. Implement it. Create routines. Form habits. Be consistent. Be persistent. Relax and Enjoy!