SIMPLE STEPS TO BETTER PRODUCTIVITY
1. Write Everything Down
You will forget it otherwise! Don’t trust your memory, too many things happen throughout your day for you to remember every little task you need to do or plan to do!
2. Plan your Day
Plan your day the night before! Write down all the tasks that you want to get do the next day. Remember to be reasonable with yourself. Once you have all your tasks listed out, place them in the time of day you can do them. You can write these in a planner or make a “note” on your phone and add the times of day. Fill in the what you’ll be doing at 7am, 8am, 9:30am. Don’t forget to factor in eating, travel time, and any mental breaks!
3. IF YOU PLAN IT - STICK TO IT!
This is why it’s important not to over book yourself when planning your day the night before! Make sure everything you plan to do is possible!! Don’t break promises to yourself.
4. Clear Your Space
Try to clear your space after each work day or each night. I know this is something I struggle with the most. I’m an artist and I love everything out so I can see it! But, it makes for a very chaotic environment that is hard to work in. When clearing off your desk/workspace if you can’t find a place to put an item away, you may want to think about getting rid of it or something that has been stored away for awhile that you haven’t used. Everything needs a place so you don’t waste time looking for things.
5. Set a Timer
Set a timer for every task you need to do. That way you stick to your schedule you set the night before! You will be surprised how quickly 20 minutes goes by on social media!!
6. Self Care
When making your Plan for the Day the night before make sure you budget enough time for yourself so that life doesn't get overwhelming. You can't do great things if you feel run down. Take a walk, go for a run, read a book, go shopping, talk on the phone with a friend, do something for YOU!
All in all, these are simple steps that help tremendously when trying to organize your work days. You will be surprised with how much more you get done when you start with a plan.
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