Now that we are about a month into the new year I have been thinking a lot about productivity. I feel like I am super productive sometimes and other times I just space out. Anyone else? When I get on productivity kicks I want to accomplish all the things. Other days I feel like I accomplish NOTHING. I wanted to share the tips I use for productivity when I really need a kick in the pants. Here are 7 ways to stay productive that will really help you!
7 Ways To Stay Productive
Set A Schedule: If you are someone who’s super unproductive, then a schedule will be great for you! I try to schedule every single day to ensure I am as productive as possible. Once nap time rolls around I hate not knowing what I need to do or what’s next.
Have a Task List: This can be a daily to do list, a weekly to do list, or just a list of certain things that need to get done. I have a few. I have one for blog things that need to get done, house things, personal errands, things for Liam etc. This is SUPER helpful in scheduling my day.
Keep Expectations Realistic: If you have a ton to do don’t kill yourself to get it done in one day. Instead prioritize the most important to least important and keep your expectations realistic. Don’t cut corners.
Don’t Over Commit: This kind of goes with the one above. You can’t overcommit. I am notorious for doing this but be realistic. If something is due a certain day and you feel like it can’t get done ask if there is wiggle room for the due date. I would rather something be done a little late and done well than rush and have it be less than my best work.
Take Breaks: I try to take a few 10 minute breaks a day. Sometimes I will fold laundry, or listen to a bit of a podcast, or even indulge in 10 minutes of silly TV.
Find A Great Work Space: Everyone has a different idea of what their ideal workspace is. I need a less is more environment. I work from Starbucks A LOT when we have childcare and having just a coffee and my laptop is all I need. Sometimes I work at our kitchen island which I love as well. We have a home office but honestly I rarely work in it. It tends to be more of my blog HQ for props, photography gear, etc.
Remove Clutter: One of the reasons I don’t work in our office a ton is because there is so much stuff in it. The island is great because its almost always empty. I love having a space to work that is clutter free.
I hope these 7 ways to stay productive can help you achieve some of your goals this year. What would you add to this list?