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!
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.