Saddle up and hang on tight, because today we're talking about DOING SHIT.
Keeping productivity high is important for many reasons. High productivity helps you better achieve your goals and stay on top of things.
What's more, it promotes those warm, fuzzy feelings of accomplishment and confidence. One of the best sentiments ever, right?
But in a world with more distractions than ever, staying productive isn't always easy.
Improving your productivity is an ongoing journey. Especially when there are so many things that can distract you and cause your productivity to go down the drain.
There are tons of super helpful productivity tips shared all over the internet over and over again, but if you feel like you've heard it all, this post is for you.
Here is our collection of unique yet effective tips that can help you increase your productivity.
♡ Sleep well at night.
the dream issoimportant. Not just for productivity, but also for mental health, beauty, and managing your stress levels.
To set yourself up for a productive day, be sure to get 6-8 hours of good-quality sleep each night. You can do this by establishing a goodnight routine for optimal relaxation and sleep.
♡ Enjoy a calm morning routine.
ofmorning routine sets the tone for your day. If your mornings feel super baffled, so will the rest of your day. Instead, your morning routine should be calm but structured, and it should belightnessin your daily life without stress. Starting the day with a good structure will help you structure the rest of the day.
Establish a morning routine that works for you.Be sure to include time to drink your water, get some morning sun,to meditate/ Practice mindfulness, eat a balanced breakfast, and take at least 10-15 minutes of personal time. Yes, even if it means getting up earlier.
♡ Get a planner and USE IT.
Raise your hand if you bought a planner before and then never used it. Yes, we've all been there. The thing is, planners aresouseful. They allow you to store a lot of important information so your brain doesn't have to. That means more brainpower to tackle your day.
There are all kinds of planners out there, depending on your specific wants and needs. But before you run out and grab the next one you see, you'll want to check it out.HOT MINUTES planner. Because? Because it's made for con artists like you, with space not only for your to-dos, but also for your beauty routine, goals, affirmations, and daily reminders.
♡ Create a dedicated workspace.
Unless you only work in an office building, you MUST have a dedicated work space. A place where you can go to take care of business, completely without distractions.
For all you telecommuters out there, this could mean finding a dedicated workspace in your home, like a spare room or a corner in your garage. Wherever you are, make sure it's quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of your home.
♡ Invent your workspace.
Your workspace should not only have all the necessities, but it shouldAN ENVIRONMENT. When you walk into your dedicated workspace every day, you should feel motivated, inspired, and happy. Because motivated + inspired + happy = productive.
Grab aesthetic wall décor, stationery, candles, plants, rugs, wall hangings and more and give your workspace a makeover. Make it a place you really want to be.
♡ Add plants/vegetation to your workspace.
Start giving your workspace a spin,Studies show that adding plants and vegetablesto your workspace improves productivity.
Adding a bit of nature to your workspace can also help.stress and anxiety.Plus, it gives you a sense of purpose (now that you're a parent of a plant, that is).
♡ Dress for success.
This is one we've all heard since high school... "dress for success." But contrary to popular belief, this doesn't always mean you have to dress in your best business attire every day. Instead, it simply means thatdress for what you want to achieve that day.
When you're already dressed for what you need to accomplish, you're not only more confident to start your day, but you're morepreparedfor whatever the day brings. Both parts can give you that little extra productivity boost.
♡ Practice mindfulness.
We hear the word "mindfulness" a lot, but what it basically means is being present in the moment. Multitasking, personal emotions, work drama, etc., are distractions that can prevent us from handling tasks in the most productive and efficient way.
To increase your productivity, make it a pointpractice mindfulnessduring the day. As you focus on each item on your to-do list, give it your full attention. You'll find that you not only complete each task faster, but also more accurately (fewer errors and repetitions).
♡ Stop the den from multitasking.
your brain can onlyIn factfocus on one thing at a time. While we're sure many of you are multitasking QUEENS, actually thinking/worrying about too many things at once canreduce your overall productivity.
When you have a full list of things to do, do it one at a time instead of trying to accomplish several things at once. This will not only increase your productivity, but it will also help prevent potential mistakes that can occur when you have too much on your mind.
♡ Work in chunks/blocks of time.
Do you ever sit in front of your computer and literally don't get up all day? That's a big no-no in terms of productivity. You may have done a lot of things, but what is the cost to your brain, eyes, and body?
To maximize your productivity,work in blocks of time. Think 10-minute, 20-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, or even 3-hour chunks. Set a timer, work the allotted time, and then take a break. Get up, go for a walk, eat something, whatever. But take a break and reset your brain.
♡ Take strategic breaks during the day.
Not only should you take multiple breaks throughout the day, but they should be strategic. Don't just schedule your breaks for random times of the day, schedule them when it makes the most sense to stay productive.
Good strategic break times include: between tasks or meetings, at meals, mid-morning + mid-afternoon, times when you need to clear your head, etc. Any type of rest is good, but strategic rests are better.
♡ Try the 1-3-5 rule.
Are you working on something big and scary? Considerapplication of the 1-3-5 rule.Canhelp you conquer big projects and tasks in smaller, less stressful intervals.
As a starting point, if you have 1 large project/assignment, start by breaking the project into 3 medium tasks. Then go even further by breaking these 3 tasks into 5 smaller tasks each. So now you have 15 tasks (which may seem like a lot), but each one issuuuupereasy. And when it's all done, your big project is complete!
♡ The Ivy Lee method
If planning and time management aren't your forte, try the Ivy Lee Method. This method is a productivity hack that helps you prioritize what's most important by: making strategic lists + deleting tasks in order of priority.
This method is SO EASY to follow and do. For a complete breakdown of this method,Click here.
♡ Make the most of your stationery.
Stationary shouldn't be... well, stationary. While your staplers and little thumbtacks look absolutely adorable on your desk, each piece of stationery has a purpose that will help you stay better organized. So use them. (See our top desktop picks below.)
♡ Get some fresh air.
Studies show thatbeing cooped up all day is a hindrance to productivity. Because? Because the air inside is not as fresh and clean as the air outside. (Although this varies from place to place, most of the time the air is cooler outside.)
Make sure your brain gets a fresh influx of good, clean air at least every few hours. Your brain will work better. You will feel better physically. And you get a little vitamin D kick. So many wins with just one quick step outside.
♡Eat several small meals throughout the day.
if you want oneIn factproductive day youneedto burn your body Skipping breakfast and eating a carb-laden lunch is the perfect recipe for a dinnertime crash. Do you nod at your computer? That doesn't sound very productive...
choose insteadseveral small (and healthy) meals throughout the day. This ensures that your brain and body have the protein, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals they need to help you get through the day without fatigue and/or "hitting that wall." Plus, planning small meals throughout the day is the perfect excuse to take a few "little breaks" from whatever you're doing.
♡ Adjust your work lighting.
This one is so simple yet so useful. Don't get us wrong, dim, yellow lighting is a state of mind. It's just not a do-shit vibe. Dim lighting tells our brain that it's time to start thinking in bed. Whilenatural sunlight and bright LED lightingit tells our brain to wake up and get going.
So if you routinely work in low light, consider upping your lighting game. Pull up those shades and soak up as much natural light as you can. And when you can't, make sure your work area lighting is bright and white.
♡ Use positive and uplifting self-talk.
When we talk about positive self-talk, we usually mean body positivity. But it turns out that positive self-talk goes beyond the self-care niche and has benefits in the productivity niche, too.
Replace your "I don't know if I can get all this done today" with "I want to get out my to-do list today."set your intentions&manifest themthrough positive and uplifting words to yourself. Say them out loud or write them in your journal; Either way, it will boost your productivity.
♡ Use a useful app.
There really is a mobile app for everything. And there are TONS for productivity. While not all productivity apps are created equal, most generally provide an easy-to-use experience with features for personal task management, file sharing, and team collaboration. Plus real-time project management tools like time tracking, video calls, and even remote team collaboration tools.
Here's a rundown of some of the most popular productivity apps:
+Google workspace/ Google Drive
♡ Read books on productivity and personal growth.
There is no single solution to productivity. The tips and practices that work best for you may not work as well for the next person.
To see what productivity tips are out there and to help decide what's best for you and your lifestyle,educate yourself. Grab some productivity books and dive into the science behind productivity tips. Check out our top productivity book picks BELOW.
♡ Listen to the experts.
Of course, some (or should we say most) of the crap you see on social media is mumbo jumbo. BUT there are plenty of science-backed resources out there to help you make the necessary life changes to increase your overall productivity.
Luckily this topic comes upThe Skinny Confidential HIM & HENDE ShowVery often. So now you have the perfect place to start. Hear from Lauryn & Michael and other professionals and productivity experts:
+How to increase productivity and stop procrastinating by taking massive action with Lauryn Evarts
+Personal Growth Secrets Time Management & Productivity With Serial Entrepreneur David Meltzer The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast
+Alexandra Potora on the secret of success and the key to productivity
+Lauryns Time Management and Productivity Hacks
+Michael's Master List: Workouts, Book Stays, Productivity Tools, Wellness Products & Supplements, Tech Tools, Fitness Routines & Intermittent Fasting
Productivity tools that are useful AF
You can follow Lauryn's favorite office suppliesareand we highly recommend these books.
+Atomic Habits: An Easy, Proven Way To Build Good Habits And Break Bad Ones
+Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
+The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, MasteryStrategy and human nature
+Tools of the Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of World-Class Billionaires, Icons, and Entertainers
Use these tips and tools to up your productivity game and stay on top of your game.
Being highly productive doesn't mean you have to structure your day from morning to night. What it does mean, however, is taking advantage of the tips and tools at your disposal.make the most of each and every day.
We hope these tips and tools are very useful.
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