5 Tips To Be More Productive
Every Friday, I swear that this is going to be the weekend. This is going to be the weekend that I sit down and write all of my blog posts, and articles for the various websites I write for. This will be the weekend I finally clean out my bookcase so I can get rid of the book mountain that lives in the bottom of my closet. Or, this will be the weekend that I will finally get around to organizing my jewelry box. However, like clockwork, Sunday comes around and I didn’t get any of that done. I end up getting swept away in a project, or I just binge watch Gilmore Girls.
As a result, I tend to procrastinate to the next weekend on the big projects. But, as you can imagine though, this is super frustrating when you just want to get things done. So, I decided to try these tips to make your days off more productive and that you can get things done. And they worked!
Looking to get more done — whether it may be the weekends or in general? Here’s how you do it.
For a while, I would get so annoyed that I couldn’t sit down at my laptop to do my various articles. However, I downloaded the Google Docs app and now I can write whenever I have a minute. Being able to shift your routine is crucial. For instance, if you can’t find time to do something in the morning, look to do it at night. Or, try to do things differently. Chances are, by looking to accomplish things in different ways, you get different results.
Write a list
Like clockwork, write a list of things that you need to get done. And as you complete them, check them off. Trust me, there’s no better feeling than to check everything off of your to-do list.
When you’re done with everything that you have to do, treat yourself to something that you love — such as a cookie or a latte. Chances are, the fact that you know that a treat is coming, you’ll be more inclined to do it.
Don’t sleep in
On my days off, I tend to be extremely lazy and sleep in. While it’s relaxing, it also can make it much more difficult to get things done because you don’t want to move. Therefore, on Saturday make a cut off. For example, say that you’re going to get up at 8 — and then do so. And then, get going on all you have to do.
Use a planner
Keep track of everything and when it’s due by using a planner. If you see that something will be due on that Monday, use the weekend to work on it. However, use it to keep track of the other things you need to get done. For example, if you want to get around to cleaning your closet, write that in your planner as well so you can factor it in on Sunday afternoon. Trust me, the more you plan things to the day, the higher of a chance they get done.