My Top 6 Productivity Tips

  1. Create a morning routine. Example, open blinds, work out, coffee, lists, etc… Creating a morning routine that works for you is such a game plan to get your day started off right.
  2. Wake up 1 hour before the rest of your household. I stand by this really working. Yes it is hard to get use too, but you can start off slow like 1 or 2 days a week, or half hr before. I wake up between 5-5:30am everyday (weekdays) for years now. It has made such a difference in my day. I can actually enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee and get things done. Things to get done, changes here and there depending on what needs to get done. Sometimes it’s work things & sometimes it’s house/family things normally a mix of both. I can really get a lot achieved in this time. My kids start to wake up at 6:30am and by that time I am already making breakfast for them. I really want to work on adding working out to this early morning routine. See for me that’s hard, but I will keep trying to fit it in until I get it in there somewhere. Since Covid-19 started and kept us at home, I bent the rules on bedtimes and kids routines. It was hard on enough with all the changes, online school, and staying home. Now, I am home full time with the kids and they are on summer break, they do wake up later, but I still on most days get up an hour before they do. This will change September 1st and we will return to regular routines.
  3. Limit online time, set a timer. I can get lost on social media sometimes, watching everyones stories, liking posts, etc… I may post a picture in the morning of my coffee but then I will give myself sometime in the mornings once I am done my morning routine/tasks. I also will go on thru out the day, but not for long. As social media is also apart of my job, I do need to keep up with posts, comments, etc.
  4. Plan ahead, planner, calendars. Always check your planner or calendar ahead of time (daily) to insure you don’t miss any appointments, events, dates. This will also help plan the next day much easier. You don’t want to make a huge to do list or even a little one, but have a task that will take so long that your calendar may interfere with. I love. my planner by Happy Planner, I got mine at Michaels . I also use my IPhone calendar, but just for reminders. I review, add, and plan in my planner every night. I also review it in the morning. My planner is such an important item to me and I feel helps me so much to stay on track.
  5. Make a “Daily To Do” List. If you list ends up being long, make a top 3 or 5 number list. Go thru that long list and number your top musts and get on those first and if you have time tackle the next task. I find that when I have a long list, I choose my must do’s and most of the time I can get those done and more. Making a To Do list is so satisfying and even more satisfying to cross that task off once it’s done.
  6. Create a night time routine, this is the key to get your morning tasks done and also to having a peaceful relaxed morning. We are all people with busy lives and their are evenings that I don’t want to do my night routine and when I don’t the next morning when I get up and see the added things to do, I start hating myself as I am rushing trying to get caught up and onto my morning tasks as well. Having a night time routine that works for you will help you in the morning with less to do and being more productive in the things you wanted to do in the morning. Setting a good bedtime and sticking to it will also help in your early morning wake up call.

What do you think of the above list? Do you have a morning and night routine? Do you have any productive tips that you do? Comment below.

Book Review: Girl, wash your face

Have you read “Girl, wash your face” by Rachel Hollis? If you haven’t I am here to tell you go read it, it is so good and gives you that push you need to get up and work hard for that dream.

“Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to be” Rachael Hollis

Rachel Hollis is a bestselling author, TV personality, in-demand speaker, and founder and CEO of Chic Media, the foremost authority on premium digital content for women. Named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30,” 

Every dream doesn’t come easy, hard work and fails is how it is to achieve that dream, only you can do it. With every fail and every goal achieved it is you to push for that. Forget about what people think/say, you must overcome that and keep pushing, working for that dream to come true. Believe in yourself. No matter how big that dream or goal is, you can do it with time and working hard. Everyone goes through some fail and it’s hard and it can be a real downer, take a day if needed to feel all those feelings, but then re-group yourself and get back on that dream &/or goal.

In Girl, wash your face Rachael tells it all. The good and the bad. She has so much knowledge and inspiration. This book is so good and what makes it really good is the fact that she shares the good and bad (her real experiences), but also gives you real things that make you think and some that really make you dig deep into for your own personal life. She gives so much inspiration. Dreams take hard work to achieve and sometimes some fails. Rachel shares it all in this book. This book has inspired me to keep pushing for your dream. If you need a good book to wake you up and help you get the right mind set, this is a good one.

I bought mine at Indigo but it is also available on Amazon. I also purchased Girl, Stop Apologizing.

Have you read “Girl, wash your face” yet? What did you think of it? Comment below and let me know your thoughts.

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