Increase your productivity in all parts of your life and work with these easy tips! After all, time is precious.
How to increase your productivity in life & at work
- Do the hardest task first thing.
- Make a to do list everyday.
- Silence social media notifications.
- Time blocking
- Plan your meals weekly.
1. Do the hardest task first thing
What is the one thing you always struggle to get done? Whatever it is, make this your first thing you do.
It will make the rest of your day seem easier, and you will feel like you can accomplish anything now that the worst thing is done.
2. Make a to-do list everyday
Now, here's the secret...do this everyday!
Having a list will help keep you focused on what you need to get done, and can also motivate you as you check things off your list.
Whether it's using a fun planner or just writing out a list, make it a priority!
3. Silence social media notifications
What's the biggest distraction for you? If it's social media, silence your phone's notifications for a set amount of time.
It's amazing how focused you can be when you aren't being reminded of instagram or facebook notifications.
4. Time blocking
Time blocking is another easy thing you can do to increase your productivity.
Set a timer on your phone for specific tasks. When the timer goes off, move on to your next thing.
5. Plan your meals weekly
Another time-waster is deciding on what to make. After the umpteenth "I don't care" or "I don't know" you are already wishing dinner was over.
Planning out what you will make on a weekly basis will help prevent the time wasted in daily trying to figure out what you will make when dinner time rolls around.
Productive mom tips
- Wake up before your kids.
- Get things done during your kids nap time/bed time.
- Make crockpot dinners.
6. Wake up before your kids
Wake up before your kids do in the morning. This extra time can really boost your productivity to work on your to-do list without needing to stop every five minutes.
7. Get things done during your kids' nap time/bed time.
The same rule applies here! If your kids are still napping age, this time can be a great way to really focus and get stuff done.
As far as staying up after your kids go to bed, just remember to give yourself enough time to walk up early the next day.
If you are a night owl, then maybe stay up late at night instead of getting up extra early.
8. Make crockpot dinners
For many moms, dinner is a struggle, but it doesn't have to be!
Not only can meals be prepared quickly in a crockpot, it will also free up some more time that you would have been using to make dinner.
We are big fans of dump and go crockpot meals around my house!
Products that increase productivity
- A planner you will actually use.
- Noise cancelling headphones to help block out distractions or noises.
- A second computer screen or an extra wide screen
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