In the world that we live in today, it’s easy to become overwhelmed, discouraged, and disregard any routine that we may have to be effective in striving towards our goals.
When it comes to achieving goals and completing tasks, I do best when I have a routine. Since my husband and I have two energetic toddlers, finding time to work on my projects can be difficult. During the week, I’m home with the kids alone for most of the day.
I’m most productive once they go down for their naps. In that two or three-hour time frame, I use that time wisely to work productively on my writing projects and catch up with some friends I haven’t spoken to in a while.
What methods can you use to be more productive and complete daily tasks effectively? Let me share those with you right now!
3 Ways to be More Productive
1. Update Your Planner Daily!
Keeping a planner is essential when it comes to being productive. It’s a great tool to help you keep up with your daily tasks, phone calls that need to happen, and everything in between.
When it comes to purchasing a planner, keep it simple (especially if you’re a beginner with planning). There are several different types and sizes of planners to choose from but don’t overwhelm yourself.
2. Create Daily To-Do Lists!
I am a firm believer in creating to-do lists. Yes, I still make them on top of updating my planner daily. Creating to-do lists is perfect for those who do not want to carry around a planner. It’s best to have your list completed before bed or early the following day. I like to write my daily list in the morning, right after getting the kids prepared for breakfast. While they’re eating, I can go through my calendar and see what I need to complete that day.
3. Take Necessary Breaks!
Yes, ladies, it’s okay to take breaks! I have this tendency to want to get everything that I need to get done in one sitting. I’ve tried that before, and it usually ends up with me quickly burning out.
I would advise that you use this technique called the Pomodoro Technique. It entails working for a certain amount of time (20-30 minutes), and then you take a break (5-10 minutes). Taking more breaks throughout the day allows for more productivity and a clearer mind. I use this technique, and it works wonders for me.
Many of us are business owners, mothers, wives, friends, sisters, and workaholics. Let’s make sure that we utilize the time we have to be more productive. Update your planner daily, create daily to-do lists, and take breaks between completing all of the tasks you have to complete.
What do you do to stay productive? Leave your answers in the comment section below!
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