You know how to become productive, but do you know how to stay that way? There are a few things that you can do to remain productive throughout the day and even longer. Here are six tips to help you remain productive the whole day through.
Keep Multitasking to a Minimum
Unless the tasks complement each other, doing things at the same time is not going to keep you productive. It will take longer to get everything done as you have to switch between mindsets.
The best thing you can do is pick a task to do, and keep working on it until you get it done. Clean the house and then check your emails or call your mum.
Write Everything Down
Make a list of all the tasks you need to do that day. It could be something major like remembering an appointment, but you will also need to pay your bills, pick up something for dinner and may need to call your sister for a catch-up.
Whatever it is, put it on your list. You’ll want to get through your list to reach things and see them all cross off by the end of the day.
Take a Lunch Break
Even if it’s your day off, you need to take time out to have your lunch. And try to spend that time away from the computer, TV or anything else that is used as a distraction.
Sit down at the table, or outside if the weather is nice. Try to sit by a window regardless. The natural light will do you some good by boosting your mood, so you want to get more things done.
Add Some Exercise to Your Day
You may not feel like you have the time, but it’s worth making it for exercise. When you do some activity, even if it’s just 10 minutes, you will have more energy.
You’ll soon find you breeze through the rest of your tasks for the day. Try to do 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis. Not only do you boost your energy levels, you’ll also help your metabolism, mental health and overall health.
Take Regular Breaks
You can’t get through your whole to-do list in one go. You need a break now and then. Take five minutes every hour to sit down and put your feet up. Every now and then make it a longer break to grab a cup of tea and read a magazine.
The break gives your brain the chance to recover from the last task and do more.
Have a Day Off
You don’t have to be productive every minute of every day. You can have a day off now and then, and you should do.
The day off will give you the chance to spend time with friends and family, get some recreational shopping in and just have a day looking after yourself. Spend it wisely by treating yourself to the spa or a bunch of flowers.