Have a lot on your to do list and have no clue where to start? Here are five ways you can increase your productivity and help with your time management skills. Plus, we’ve attached a free daily planner for you to download.
The ABC method is a popular method in the business world. Essentially,you to write down all the tasks or goals you have to accomplish be it that day, the next day, that week, or whenever. Then prioritize them by marking items “A” if they are urgent and important and therefore need to be done first, “B” if they are important but not necessarily urgent, and “C” tasks as things that just would be really nice to get done soon.
Go to bed and wake up at same time and only get your recommended hours — if you’re exhausted midday then power nap but don’t overdo it at the ends
It’s important to do this not only because your body is on a routine so it eventually learns the rhythm and helps you not feel so tired all day long, but also because then you’re not wasting hours if you have a particularly hectic schedule. On the other hand, a healthy sleep routine is also vital to help you better achieve your schedule. Our bodies require sleep in order to do functions, like repairing itself, that it cannot do during the day because we’re too busy doing other things. This will help increase our immunity and our overall energy so that we can tackle our hectic schedules.
Not only are you getting what your cells need to metabolize and hydrate your body and all the yummy health stuff, but you’re also filling your stomach as you drink. This has a twofold purpose:
I always would start an assignment/paper/project in school the day I got it because I knew life happens. If something happened and I couldn’t work on it for awhile I’d feel okay because at least I started and I’d pick back up as soon as I could. Or maybe I just was really in the mood to procrastinate. Sometimes we need a mental health break and if you’ve already started and have set goals on how to finish, why not take a day off in the middle to regroup and rejuvenate your mind and energies?
What works really well for me is to be really dedicated and work hard for a set amount of time and then have “off” time (or a break from the those tasks). I will work for an hour then maybe take five minutes to just do nothing productive. It helps me have the mental energy to go strong for another hour right after that. Sometimes, I’ll even be productive! I like to check emails and social media in my mini breaks. But it’s just nice to just focus on something else for 5, 10, or even 30 minutes sometimes.
These help us enormously to increase our own productivity. We hope our day planner will help you conquer your day as well. Just sign up below to claim your freebie!
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