It can be so difficult to stay productive at the moment- particularly if you have more time on your hands, if you’re busy working, or if your routine has been disrupted because of the pandemic.
I work part-time, and before that I didn’t have a job as I had just graduated University, so I often find myself with some time on my hands.
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If you’re in a similar position at the moment- or you’re just trying to be a little more productive in your day-to-day life- check out 4 Ways to Stay Productive!
Set Reasonable Goals
I think this is an important one. Setting goals for your work and time is super important, but it’s also important to set yourself goals you can actually reach, instead of unrealistic goals that are bound to fail. That way, you have reasonable expectations for your time, and end up feeling good about the time you’ve spent working, job-hunting, or blogging.
I think making sure you’re not too hard on yourself is also important- if you’re not a natural early riser, work around that rather than forcing yourself to wake up early. Likewise, if you know you get nothing done after 6pm- remember that when planning your time.
Get into a Routine
I think there is so much to be said for getting into a good routine. This is something that helped me during lockdown, and I think even if you just have a few things on your schedule per day, getting into a healthy and regular routine aids your overall productivity.
If you’re working from home, getting into a routine is central to getting all your work done- and so this tip can apply to you too.
If you’re struggling to effectively manage your time, I really recommend checking out Emily’s book *”Perfect Productivity“. She writes about avoiding procrastination and meeting your goals.
Invest in Your Hobbies
If, like me, you try to work on your blog during your free time- investing in this blogging is a must. And this applies whatever your hobby is- if you don’t feel invested in something, you’re not going to commit as much time to it.
For example, in May I knew I wanted to spend more time on my blogging, so I bought a domain and Premium WordPress plan- and this has definitely encouraged me to work harder on my blogging, my engagement, and building my blog into an earning endeavour.
Another way to invest is using the right stationery and planners, making sure to plan ahead, use the right tools, and find a passion for something so that any time when you might not have a job, can be spent doing something productive.
Wake Up at a Reasonable Time (it doesn’t have to be that early…)
I’m not a natural early riser, and so when I say “reasonable” you can take that with a pinch of salt… But I do think waking up at a similar time everyday, and getting into a routine, is central to working well and being productive.
I work best in the afternoon and evening, as I stay up later than my family and so the evening is a few hours where I can have uninterrupted blogging time. I still try to wake up relatively early, but I become more productive as the day goes on. And that’s not a problem, because on days when I can just focus on blogging, that’s fine. The key is to know what works for you and run with it.
Do you have any recommendations of ways to stay productive? Do you enjoy finding new ways to be productive in your day-to-day life? What do you think of my 4 ways to stay productive?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x