When you have dreams and goals, you know whatever you do today is directly tied to your future success. For staying on track you write a to-do list, organize your calendar, and push forward. But sometimes with all the hard work and effort, you feel that you aren’t getting enough done. It means that you need to brush up your productivity skills as success is not about getting more stuff done; it is about how you actually do it.
If you want to improve upon your energy levels, natural work cycle, habits, and willpower, you need to learn to become wise in spending your time. For becoming more productive, you need to create the systems and reading is the best way to get started. Following are the few books that are written around the idea of building improved systems of productivity.
1- Getting things done: How to achieve stress-free productivity
Author: David Allen
This book explains some unconventional methods of being productive. In this book the premise of the author is simple and that is human productivity is directly proportional to their ability to relax. A basic framework has been provided by the author so that you can customize it according to your own needs. It will help you regain a sense of control over your life which makes you feel less stressed, having more energy, and feeling better about yourself.
2- The power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business
Author: Charles Duhigg
In this book the author specifically discovers how habits are developed, why they exist, and if they can be changed. The author provides a deep understanding into the psychology of habits. The reason behind explaining this is that if you have a better understanding of what you are doing, you will be better able to change it.
3- The one thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
Author: Gary Keller
The author in this book has really focused on finding the answer to a very simple question that what the reason behind your every action is. It is because once you find the purpose behind what you do than everything needs to be geared towards that. This means when you remove distractions on your path, it leads you towards your success.
4- The power of full engagement:
Author: Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
According to the author people usually feel exhausted and stuck in their routine for a long period of time because they don’t have energy to move things forward. The author focuses on how you should stop chasing time and instead, learn to create rituals that recharge your energy.
5- Zen to Done: the ultimate simple productivity system
Author: Leo Babauta
In this book, the author has presented a hybrid version of the productivity system that has been beneficial for him. This book delivers the basic in order to simplify your life as it introduces an easy system to get started with. According to the book, focusing on bigger tasks will help you make a name for you by giving you lasting satisfaction and happiness.