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[Productive Thinking Series – Part 8] Strategies for Amazing Self-Esteem

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This is the last in a series of eight articles on Productive Thinking. The series aims to address the challenges that Muslims face on many levels when it comes to productivity — namely the mental, the emotional and the physical. It aims to tackle thinking and mindset on the mental level, negative emotions like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and fear on the emotional level, and habits on the physical level. Earlier instalments: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Part 7

This article covers one of the most crucial aspects in leading a productive life. It ties in with your fears and affects your relationship with your Creator. It also affects your health, relationships and success in this life and in the hereafter.

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[Productivity Ninja] Staying Disciplined; Overcoming Resistance

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In Part 3 of this series, I talked about the levels of attention we experience in an average day and the importance of leveraging our proactive attention in particular. We need discipline so we can overcome internal and external resistance. The following tips and tricks will help you achieve that by mastering two main areas: managing your attention effectively and mono-tasking.

Managing Attention

Realising the need to get beyond time management and starting to manage your attention to its optimum capabilities is a huge step forward. Develop a good sense of your daily attention flow so it dictates the rhythm and difficulty of your work at different times of the day. Give yourself permission to handle the low brow and easy tasks when you are flagging at inactive attention lows, but equally be sure to bite off the most difficult tasks when your proactive attention has you salivating for results.

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[Productive Thinking Series - Part 7] Sabotage Your Self-Sabotage

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[Productive Thinking-Series - Part 7] Sabotage Your Self-Sabotage | Productive Muslim

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This is the seventh of a series of eight articles on ‘Productive Thinking’. The series aims to address the challenges that Muslims face on many different levels when it comes to productivity. These levels include: the mental, emotional and physical levels. This series will tackle thinking and mindset on the mental level; negative emotions like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, fear, etc. on the emotional level; and habits on the physical level. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 6 |  Part 8)

This article will explore the DISC behaviour profile and offer solutions on how to overcome associated self-sabotage to maximise your productivity and actualise your potential. It also includes an exercise that will help you identify your real values.

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[Productive Thinking Series - Part 6] Understanding Self-Sabotage

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[Productive Thinking Series - Part 6] Understanding Self-Sabotage | Productive Muslim

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This is the sixth of a series of eight articles on ‘Productive Thinking’. The series aims to address the challenges that Muslims face on many different levels when it comes to productivity. These levels include: the mental, emotional and physical levels. This series will tackle thinking and mindset on the mental level; negative emotions like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, fear, etc. on the emotional level; and habits on the physical level. (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 7 |  Part 8)

This article will cover the concept, patterns and reasons for self-sabotage, a hindrance to productivity.

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