Photo from my Instagram
I think we all struggle with productivity sometimes. I know for sure I definitely do! But over the years I’ve tried and tested different ways to make it work for myself, so I wanted to share them for todays post, incase you need a bit of a productivity boost too.
GET IT OUT OF THE WAY
Something I find works for me, is doing the biggest/hardest/most annoying job first. That way, it’s completely out of the way and you can spend the rest of the day doing the things you do enjoy. Also, I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I put something off, I just spend the whole time thinking about it anyway? So I might aswell save myself the time and heartache, and just get it done right away.
PLAN YOUR DAY
For years now, I’ve done a rough plan of my day and what I’m intending to do at what time. It really helps me stay productive and means I just feel better, because I’m not running around stressed out and rushing, I feel more organised and calm. Which in turn, probably means I’ll get more done than I originally thought anyway- win win!
Distractions is something that has always worked for me, and it’s actually how I get a lot done. When I’m doing something I don’t particularly like, for example unstacking the dishwasher, I pop on a Youtube video or a podcast and it means I get the job at hand done, without even realising it.
TAKE A BREAK
I’m quite a fast worker, and I like to get things done straight away, instead of dawdling along. But it also means I do get tired, so breaks are essential to keep me feeling good. For me personally, you can’t beat an afternoon cup of tea. For some tasks, like photo editing, I do it in chunks throughout the day, instead of in one whole go. That way, I have the entire day to keep looking over it and seeing where I can make changes if I need to. Let me know if you’d like an photo editing tips post, because that’s definitely something I can do!
And if you’re reeeeaaally not in the mood, and nothing’s going right.. it might be time to accept it and move on. Start afresh tomorrow. Maybe have an early night too, so you can wake up feeling your best, ready for the next day.
What’s your best productivity hack?