We’ve all had days or weeks where we’re incredibly unproductive. We’ll show you how to be more productive, so you can have a feeling of accomplishment every day.
Sometimes the pressure of getting something done in a certain timeframe can actually cause us to put the task off more. Try writing out realistic to-do lists that would be worked around the time you have available to get something accomplished.
Lack of organization is probably one of the top issues when it comes to lacking motivation. Tidy up when you need to. Try not to put off cleaning. You’re more apt to be productive in a clean environment than one that’s cluttered.
Your Basic Needs
Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating healthy meals and snacks? It’s jaw-dropping how much a change in sleep schedule or diet can affect your overall daily functions. It’s important to keep yourself healthy all of the time, but especially when you know you have extra tasks that you need to get accomplished.
Prioritize and Conquer Your Tasks
Taking the necessary time to write out, prioritize your tasks, and planning how to conquer them will help you even if you’re not feeling that motivated. Decide ahead of time and map out your schedule for the week in a simple calendar system on your Microsoft Surface Go Tablet Computer from Buydig.com. Keep thinking ahead, and you’ll never be caught off guard or pressed for time.
Set a Timer
If you focus too long on one task at a time, you can hit a wall. Try setting a timer for 25-30 minutes for each task. Even if you’re not finished with one when the timer goes off, move to the next thing on your list for a short while and then come back with a renewed focus.
Unplug from Distractions
This doesn’t just refer to signing off social media or not checking your email. Depending on your everyday life and tasks at hand, there may be other distractions you run into. For example, if you need to do the laundry, dishes, and clean the bathroom, keep the TV off! Having the TV on is just asking yourself to get sucked into whatever show is on at the time. Instead, try listening to your portable Bluetooth speaker for entertainment while you’re getting your tasks done.
Remember Your “Why”
Your why is the passion or purpose behind whatever tasks may be in front of you. If it’s a creative project you need to focus on, remember the passion you had to start it. If it’s simply doing everyday cleaning and organizing, remind yourself that you’ll feel better in a clean environment. Remembering the purpose of the tasks you need to get accomplished is huge for rediscovering your motivation.
If getting in gear means telling yourself you can have a treat after you accomplish it, then you just might have to do that! Grab a sweet dessert from the corner café, treat yourself to a manicure, or enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, tea, soup, or cocoa brewed with your Cuisinart Premium Single Serve Coffeemaker from Buydig.com. It’s okay to reward yourself for a job well done!