How to Get More Done (In Less Time)

flexible business man in scorpion asana on desk in his office
flexible business man in scorpion asana on desk in his office

Deepak Chopra says that if you observe nature you’ll see that everything is effortless and it’s the same with life.

He talks about the law of least effort where he explains that the law of nature functions with effortless ease and carefreeness.

Plants don’t worry about sunlight and water and don’t go looking for it and yet they continue to survive. They don’t spend hours explaining how people hurt them and feeling pity for themselves.

They just get on with the here and now – constantly accepting the changing seasons and growing. They accept change with ease and grace.

If we could be like the plants around us and accept change with ease and grace, we’d achieve so much more in less time.

We can use the law of least effort to get more done in less time


1. Be authentic – align your actions to your values

Release resistance and take action that aligns to your values. That way you spend less time second guessing yourself and feeling guilty about the actions that aren’t in line with what you stand for.

To live an authentic life and take action that reflects our truth and reduces stress, we have to take into account the mind, body and soul connection.


2. Be self-aware

Start by acknowledging that you’re powerful beyond measure and you’re so much more than this body.

Start paying attention to everything that’s happening within your physical body when you’re making decisions and taking action.

If we can start being aware of the connection between our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, we could start to make better decisions because we’d know when we’re acting out of our truth.


3. Remain calm and master your mind

When you feel negative or are dealing with a negative situation, don’t run, focus on how these negative emotions feel in your body.

The sensations in your body can teach a lot about what you’re feeling in the moment.

Observe the sensation, see if it has a colour or a shape and see if there is an emotion tied to it.

If you start to feel the emotion, sit and observe it and eventually it’ll either disappear or you will get an insight on your thinking process.

If you listen to your body and pay attention to your emotions you’ll be able to learn more about yourself and make better decisions and reduce the stress that comes from making decisions when you don’t have clarity.


4. Develop unlimited self-esteem

People can sense indecision and low self-esteem, but the good thing is people can also sense when you believe in yourself.

The more faith you have in yourself, the more resources you attract, which increases your productivity and your chances of getting more done in less time.

How do you get more done in less time?

Have you seen the law of least effort work in your life?

Let me know in the comments section.