In my last email, I discussed how achieving goals, and the satisfaction that comes from that…a “Good Tired”, can be affected or negated by actions and activities that create a “Bad Tired” in ourselves.
Basically, the primary differences between being good tired and bad tired lie in the experiences that lead to the feeling of tiredness and the overall sense of satisfaction or dissatisfaction that accompanies it.
Good tiredness is often associated with productivity and fulfillment, while bad tiredness is linked to negative emotions and lack of fulfillment.
As promised I am sharing activities that you can do to increase your productivity and sense of fulfillment, and even though you may feel tired at the end, it is a Good Tired.
Additionally, I am providing a list of those things that can lead to negative experiences and unfulfilling tiredness…or Bad Tired, which hopefully you can minimize and avoid.
To increase “good tired” activities, focus on incorporating more fulfilling and productive tasks into your daily routine. Here are some specific actions you can take:
- Set clear goals: Identify your short-term and long-term goals, both personal and professional. Having clear objectives can help you prioritize your time and ensure that you’re working toward something meaningful.
- Plan and organize: Create a daily or weekly schedule that includes time for work, exercise, hobbies, and socializing. This will help you allocate time for activities that contribute to a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
- Engage in regular physical activity: Exercise not only contributes to better physical health but also improves mental well-being. Incorporate physical activities that you enjoy, such as walking, running, swimming, or yoga.
- Pursue hobbies and interests: Engage in activities that you’re passionate about or curious about, as they can help you feel more fulfilled and satisfied.
- Develop a growth mindset: Embrace challenges and view setbacks as opportunities for learning and growth. This mindset can help you stay motivated and committed to your goals, leading to more good tired experiences.
- Practice mindfulness: Incorporate meditation, deep breathing, or other mindfulness practices into your daily routine to help reduce stress, increase focus, and improve overall well-being.
- Build strong relationships: Cultivate connections with family, friends, and colleagues, and engage in meaningful conversations and activities together. Strong social bonds can lead to increased satisfaction and happiness.
- Prioritize self-care: Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthily, and set aside time for relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Volunteer or help others: Engaging in acts of kindness or volunteering for a cause you care about can provide a sense of purpose and satisfaction.
- Reflect on accomplishments: At the end of each day or week, take time to reflect on what you’ve achieved and celebrate your successes, no matter how small they may seem. This can help cultivate a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
To prevent engaging in “bad tired” activities, it’s essential to recognize what may lead to negative experiences or unfulfilling tiredness and take steps to address those factors. Here are some strategies to help you avoid “bad tired” activities:
- Identify triggers: Recognize situations, tasks, or habits that contribute to negative emotions, stress, or unproductive tiredness. Awareness of these triggers can help you avoid or manage them more effectively.
- Set boundaries: Establish limits for work hours, screen time, and other activities that may contribute to excessive fatigue or negative emotions. Make sure to prioritize self-care and personal time.
- Prioritize tasks: Focus on the most important and meaningful tasks first, so you can dedicate your energy and time to things that matter to you.
- Break down tasks: Divide large, overwhelming tasks into smaller, manageable steps. This can help reduce stress and make it easier to stay focused and productive.
- Delegate or ask for help: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or struggling with certain tasks, don’t hesitate to delegate or seek assistance from others.
- Learn to say no: Practice assertiveness and learn to say no to commitments or activities that don’t align with your priorities, goals, or values.
- Minimize multitasking: Focus on one task at a time to prevent mental exhaustion and increase overall productivity.
- Develop healthy habits: Create routines that promote well-being, such as getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a balanced diet.
- Manage stress: Incorporate stress-reduction techniques, such as mindfulness, meditation, or breathing exercises, into your daily routine.
- Reflect and adjust: Regularly evaluate your habits, activities, and routines. Identify areas that contribute to “bad tired” experiences and make necessary adjustments to prevent them.
How many “Bad Tired” activities do you find yourself doing in a day, a week, or a month? What would happen to your goal achievement and sense of satisfaction if you implemented some of what is suggested above?
Doing more of what creates productivity and fulfillment in your life is going to keep you rolling along in the “Good Tired” lane. When you can implement processes that help prevent you from engaging in bad activities, you will less likely be off-ramped to the Bad Tired exit.
What is one thing you can choose to begin doing today to keep you moving forward with your life and goals, and not be forced to exit your plan?
Author: Todd Gorishek
Todd is a certified Men’s Life Coach, an entrepreneur, a licensed healthcare professional, a husband, a father, and a world traveler. His mission is to co-create a strong and compassionate world by facilitating transformation through understanding, trust, and empowerment.
He received his professional Life Coaching education from Newfield Network, a certified Life Coach training school, and is a member of the International Coach Federation.