Stay Productive with These 6 Tips

How do you stay productive throughout your day? If you are like me, you likely struggle with productivity from time to time.  Did you know though that there are things that you can do to help become more productive?

Check out these 6 tips on how to stay productive and see if they help you:

  1. Wake up earlier.  Make it a habit of waking up earlier in the day to accomplish more.  Waking up before the rest of the family is up gives you a chance to get lots of work done in the quiet hours before the noise happens.
  2. Plan it.  Plan and schedule the things that you need to do. Don’t just think “oh I need to do that later” WRITE IT DOWN in your calendar and make it a priority, you are far more likely to accomplish your goals if they are more than just a passing thought.
  3. Celebrate meeting your goals.  Even if it is just a quiet 5 minutes and a cup of coffee, make sure you pat yourself on the back and celebrate completing a goal.  This is often motivation enough to move forward to the rest of your to-do list.
  4. Take on less.  The reason many of us have such a hard time completing our to-do lists is that our to-do list is simply too long.  You don’t have to do everything by yourself.  Delegate some of your tasks or accept offers of help when they come your way.  You deserve a break.
  5. Workout.  I know, I know, you don’t have time to hit the gym, but do it anyway.  Even a small workout session can increase your productivity by a lot.  Plus, you will feel better afterward!
  6. Focus and breathe.  I know you are busy, I know you have a lot going on, but you must take some time to relax.  Taking a break and simply spending time breathing on occasion can improve your productivity immensely.