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5 TIPS TO MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

 

Tip #1 Clear the clutter…. And I mean clear the clutter

Your environment is the medium that you are growing the seeds of production. If that is muttled with piles of papers, kids broken Lego projects and thick layers of dust it is hard to sort out a few major (and very important) things. Let’s start with the dust! Layers of the stuff are both unhealthy for the lungs as well as the flow of energy of production. Dust sends the message of stagnation and offers the question… Does anyone even work here..? (crickets chirping)

Making sure that your work area has a functional work surface should be priority #1. To get yourself there make sure to clear the clutter all the way out of the house or into an area that works for those items. Do not put everything in a drawer or box and forget about it! Get those Lego’s out to the play area, papers in the file cabinet or the shredder, reminder notes up on a board on the wall, pens into a holder or bin in a drawer. Now with a nice big open area, it is much easier to keep the dust at bay so when looking at your desk there is no question! Absolutely, someone WORKS here.

 

Tip #2 Limit your time to work (yes you read that right!)

The less time you have to focus on and work with, the more opportunity you will have to focus on your tasks. This is not the green light to procrastinate nor is it an invitation to tell your boss that your work day just shrunk to 2 hours, but it is an invite to re-assess your time spent working. This means take time for you, at least 10 minutes of every hour. Stretching, walking around the house, office or outside, even looking out a window for a few minutes will do wonders to get circulation going in the body. This is not just blood flow circulation it is also your spinal fluid, your lymph fluid (important part of immune system) as well as our digestive fluids. We need all of those working hard throughout the day so that ten minutes will be a great boost ~ brain, body and more.

Tip #3 Easy on the To-do list

Just 3 things today please! Focusing on just 3 things on a to-do list removes the daunting overwhelm of the full 12 pages of what is actually in the to-do list novel. Just choosing 3 will help you prioritize what actually really needs to get done and it might even inspire you to pull in some help from others around you! Connecting to those resources will help you feel supported, which is also a great feeling.

 

Tip #4 Keep track of accomplishments too

Some habit specialists suggest writing up a summery of successes to yourself at the end of each week to summarize efforts and quantify work. Think of it like a weekly report to the boss explaining why you should get paid! Another way to assess the success would be to journal each night as you are settling down into your evening routine and outline at least 3 accomplishments that you are thankful for getting done. These can feel big or small to you, but it does a lot to your psyche to connect to them. “I made it to Amelia’s dance practice a little early and we were all welcomed into the practice area for a sneak peek at the kid’s recital routine.” Or “dinner was just leftovers tonight, but it felt really great to clear out the fridge, have all those little bits of food get enjoyed and eat so much earlier than I thought we would.”

Tip #5 Accountability

Bring in some reinforcements! A great way to push for productivity is to have someone assigned to help as a support and be on the same motivational page as you are. While you are on a path with the end goal to be more productive, don’t forget that that does not sign everyone up around you automatically for the same goal. Find someone that already has that same goal or begin a conversation with someone that seems to have a good thing going and ask advice and support. If you do feel like you want to inspire others around you to be more productive remember to talk about how great it feels for you and what it has changed about your day.

 

Hopefully these ideas will bring more flow to your productivity cycle. Let me know how this has changed your time in and around your desk by commenting on this article. Want more great ideas custom made for you? Check out my products and services where you can find simple guided journals, self-study programs as well as programs to work one on one. Sending you all endless gratitude and love!

~ Sarah

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