Being more productive is something that almost everyone strives for in their lives. Being more productive means that you’ll not only get more work done but you’ll also have more time for fun and things that you want to do! I am always looking for new ways to be more productive and to have more productive days in general.
If you want to learn some new tips on how to have a productive day then keep reading!
How To Have A Productive Day
- Wake Up Early:
The earlier that you wake up, the more time that you’ll have in your day; the more time you have in your day, the more stuff that you can get done! So if you want to have a productive day try getting up earlier and getting a head start on your to-do list.
I like to meditate right when I wake up so that I can start my day with a clear and relaxed mind. This helps me to be in the present and it helps me refocus my breathing. I think that this is key to having a productive and good day in general!
3. Make a to-do list:
I find that making a to-do list the night before is the best way to increase your chances of having a productive day. When you wake up you will already have a plan of what you want to get done in your day. I think that planning and writing out your daily goals will help you have a more productive day because you won’t waste time thinking about what you should be doing.
4. Get the hardest tasks done first:
Whenever I have lots of work to do in a day, I try getting the hardest things done first. This goes with the saying “eat the frog” which means get your biggest task done first. I find that if I don’t do this, I end up spending the majority of my day thinking about when I am going to do the task. So its best just to eat the frog!
5. Take breaks:
Make sure that you stay hydrated and that you give yourself time to eat lunch and snacks. If you don’t do this, you will burn out and you won’t be able to complete your work to the best of your ability. So make sure that you take breaks!
6. Analyze your productivity:
During your workday, analyze how much work you have gotten done. If you feel like you haven’t gotten a lot done, try to regain your focus and think about what you could get done in the next hour that would be productive. Sometimes I like to use a timer to time how long it takes me to complete a task to keep myself motivated.
Ask yourself, “what could i do in the next hour, that will bring me closer to my goals or dreams?”
7. Say no or delegate:
Sometimes we overextend ourselves and say yes too often. If you feel like you always have too much to get done then maybe you need to start delegating some of your work or saying no to certain things (this may even apply to social functions). If you want to spend your night relaxing but said yes to go see your friends sons elementary school play, just say that you can’t make it. It’s not worth it to overextend yourself and spread yourself thin. Saying no will help save you more time in your day!
8. Take advantage of your commute time:
Instead of just sleeping on the subway or train every morning and night to and/from work, try listening to a podcast or reading a book. Take advantage of the fact that you have to drive an hour to and from work every day by listening to a book or podcast. Instead of wasting your commute time, use it to your advantage and get something done!
9. Put away your phone:
Phones and social media can be a huge distraction for many people so try putting your phone away for at least a couple of hours during your work day. This will help you stay more focused on your work and less distracted by what your friends did on the weekend.
10. Stay Motivated:
My last tip is to stay motivated daily! Remind yourself why you want to be more productive in the first place. Have a vision board or a list of all your big goals/dreams that you want to accomplish and read it daily. This will remind you why you are working so hard!
That’s the end of my “How To Have Productive Day” blog post. I hope that you enjoyed it. Let me know what you do to stay motivated in the comments.