I love finding new ways to stay organized and ways to be more productive during the day. If you are reading this, I am sure you do too! These are steps that I try my best to implement every day, and I notice a huge increase in my productivity.
Here are five steps you can take to help you stay organized and stay productive throughout the day! 🙂
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1| Write Down Your 3 Main Priorities For The Day
Write down your top 3 priorities for the day, you can either do this the night before or the day of. I usually write it down the night before so I don’t forget the following day. But you can do what works best for you!
Just make sure to write down the three tasks that will make you feel satisfied at the end of the day.
2| Break Down Your Priorities Into Small Steps
Now, to ensure you get those three priorities done that day, write down small steps you would need to take for each priority.
Writing down small steps for each priority will help you get started and get it done. Sometimes we might not want to start a project because it sounds complicated even to begin. But when you break it down into small steps it doesn’t seem as hard anymore. This always works for me!
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3| Write Down the rest of your tasks
Most likely you will have other small tasks to do during the day. So writing them down will help ensure you don’t forget them and you get them done. Sometimes you won’t be able to get everything done, and that’s okay, don’t beat yourself up for it.
Just move those tasks for the following day because you at least got your 3 top priorities done for the day 🙂
Something that helps and that I personally use is a productivity planner like this one. It helps keep me organized and remain productive throughout the day.
4| Use Time Blocking
Time blocking is an effective way to use your time wisely during the day. I never thought I would like this since your pretty much planning out each hour of your day. But I LOVE IT! This helps you stay on track all day and makes you the most productive.
8am-9am: Eat breakfast & clean the house
10am-11am: Do stretches & work out
It’s such a simple strategy that works to keep you productive all day!
5| Remove Distraction
Distraction is the killer of productivity. Make sure not to get distracted by other unimportant things during the day. Of course, if you need a break, you can take some time for yourself. Just don’t let distraction take over you and then realize you didn’t get your priorities done for the day.
Eat nourishing, energizing foods and stay hydrated throughout the day. It will help keep your mind awake and alert to help you stay productive during the day.
Also, don’t forget to make time for yourself every day. Whether that is….
- Going out for a walk
- Taking a bath
- Reading a book
- Drinking a calming tea
- Watching the sunset
Do something that will help calm you down and at the same time re-energize you.
I need to break down my big priorities Because sometimes I don’t want to even begin, that is Such a good point. Time blocking sounds like a good idea too. I will have to try those out
Sounds great! Yes both always help me… hope it helps you too!
Let me know how it goes 🙂
your blogs are realy nice,i wish to be a good blogger just like you,if you wont mind can i have some tips on blogging
Aw thank you so much. That is so sweet of you!
My tip would be to know what you want your blog to be about and to be passionate about that topic. That way you can enjoy it and never get tired of blogging about it.
It is very easy to start a blog. The hard part is continuing to stay motivated to continue blogging. That’s why I think being passionate about you write in your blog is so important. It helps you stay motivated to continue your blogging journey.
I really hope this helps! If you have any other questions feel free to ask 🙂
Reading your blog is pure pleasure for me
Thank you very much 🙂
Have a great weekend!
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Thank you very much! I am glad this information was useful ☺
Hope you have a great day!
Elizabeth Rohr says
Just saw your post. I like it very much. I’m going to post it on my Pink It. Thanks for your ideas.
Thank you so much! I am so glad you found this useful 🙂
Thank you for commenting! ♡
Elizabeth Rohr says
Great I will try it.
I think that ,through you post, I’ve identified my biggest problem ! I haven’t been breaking my “to do” list into blocks of time. The big picture is so overwhelming !
Thank you for the epiphany !
Thank you so much for sharing Kathleen! ♡ Time blocking always helps me, I hope it helps you as well!
I love this post. I’m definitely going to be trying the time blocking tip. I do write down all my tasks for the day, because it’s such a great feeling to cross something off a to-do list 😀
Adriane Thompson says
What a gorgeous blog! And these are really great tips! I have found it very impactful to do most of these too and even with three boys have been able to be (mostly) productive. Time blocking is definitely the most beneficial tip. Thank you!
I love the idea of writing my top three priorities the night before. I feel like once I realize everything I forgot to do, it’s too late to do them. It would help to have a clear view of the day.
Shari J says
This post was really helpful, this year has been a little busy for me and I really appreciate the great tips. Especial the tips on blocking time for certain activities, this is something I need to practice doing to maximize my time.
Love this !!! I definitely need to time
Nabil Ben says
being productive is so far my main focus at this period of my life. Because I’m a big procrastinator due to laziness and poor time management.
the time blocking tip is so hard to do and to stick to it but at the same time, it’s so beneficial.
Thanks for sharing Janett. Very appreciated.