You may be surprised by how closely confidence is related to productivity. You can not be productive without being confident and vice versa. Think of the last time you you found yourself being most productive, how confident did you feel? On the other hand, when you are most confident, how much easier is it to get things done?
Confidence and productivity are inherently interconnected. If you start mastering one, then the other falls into place.
Here are some ways to push up your confidence while also seeing an increase in productivity:
You can gain confidence by having someone confirm you are doing a good job. It’s hard to get that kind of appreciation if you are doing a job on your own. However, even a one-,an job, though, like writing a blog post, can still use some team help. Discuss your ideas with each other, or having someone read over work is a great way to making an independent job one where you can include others.
Take criticism, don’t back away from it
As a last resort, many content writers has to get themselves out of the team because they simply could not put up with the criticism. This negative energy brought them nowhere as they could not write any more articles. However, if you look on the bright side of the problem, criticism is a benefit. It is a chance for you to improve your work, not as a heated stab at you, then you begin to see that these criticising colleagues respect you enough to want to help. Although you may find it unpleasant, try to see it as you friends being confidence that you can do better next time with some light adjustments. Those small or large changes may be what you need to be more productive as well.
Things always look worse when you’re tired, so do yourself a favor and take a nap. Not 3 hour naps every time you feel tired, but a short 20 or 30 minute nap here and there help you refresh. By doing this, you’ll actually find yourself being more productive with the time that you do have, and feel more accomplished and confident in the process.
Focus on finishing one task at a time
When you find your to-do list overwhelming, follow writer Anne Lamott’s advice: “Just take it bird by bird.” She recounts a time when her brother had to finish a 3 month assignment writing a report on birds, an assignment he saved until the night before it was due. We’ve all felt that impending doom when a task seems too large to finish in such a short amount of time. Rather than trying to be productive, we freak out and find ways to avoid what we need to get done. “Just take it bird by bird.”