We could all be more productive – especially at home. Yet finding ways to do so can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled six tips that will make it easier for you to get motivated and stay on task.
1. It’s all in the numbers
One of the things that can stop you in your tracks is looking at a seemingly unending to-do list. Instead of getting overwhelmed by how much you have to do, identify three things as your priority for the day. All you have to do is accomplish these three things. Simple!
2. Don’t skip meals
Many people skip meals when they get busy. This can actually keep you from getting stuff done. As your energy dips you’ll feel even less like getting stuff done – and will be less productive.
3. Don’t be stagnant
If many of your tasks involve working on the computer make sure you get up at least once every half an hour and move around. Just take a walk around your house, grab a cup of coffee, or take a break and wash the dishes. Keeping your body moving will help keep you on track.
4. Make a routine and stick to it
If you can wake up around the same time every day, go to sleep around the same time, and eat meals at the same time you’ll find it much easier to get on task and stay that way. When you have a routine your brain will automatically know when it’s time to get to work – and it’ll stop fighting you.
5. Surround yourself with motivation
If you’re trying to get work done at home make sure you’re in a place that’s comfortable and motivating. For example, a home office that’s outfitted solely with a desk and a chair will be depressing. You won’t look forward to sitting down and working. On the other hand, if you decorate with new curtains, a nice rug, and a few decorations you’ll actually look forward to getting to work.
6. Reward yourself
Make yourself a deal. For example, say that if you get an hour of work done you can take a break and have a favorite cookie. Or if you cross all three things off your to-do list you can treat yourself with an episode of your favorite guilty pleasure TV show.
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