Sometimes it can be such a struggle to have a productive day. You know those situations where you have no choice but to do the thing you put off? You’ve procrastinated far too much and now the deadline is right in front of you, and you know that there’s no more putting it off. I know we have all been in that situation more than once in our lives. Sometimes we set our selves up fail because we fail to prepare. We don’t take the necessary steps to set ourselves up to have a productive day.
I want to mention that its perfectly okay to not have a productive day. You don’t have to work 24/7. You are allowed to rest and do nothing. Society has made us think that if we aren’t doing something everyday, then we are failures or lazy. When thats not the case at all. Even God had a day off after he made the world. You deserve one too! Taking time to rest and having time to recoup is essential to completing any task in life. Not giving your mind and body the time off it deserves can be really detrimental to you and possibly your wellbeing.
In todays post I will be sharing some things we can all do to prepare ourselves to have a productive day tomorrow. Those small steps that will save you time the next day. And things that can motivate you to have that productive day.
PREPARE THINGS THE DAY BEFORE
It may seem obvious, but preparation really is key. In the moment it can be annoying to have to get up and prepare for the next day. But actually, you are looking after your future self. It doesn’t have to be something big, but maybe something small. It could be making food for the week at the weekend. Or laying out your clothing and products you need to get ready the next morning.
For example, I tend to prepare breakfast or lunch the day before. So that I don’t have to rush and do it on a day that I am working. This really helps me out and saves me time that I don’t have when it’s the working week. Its something small, but something that I know benefits me the day after.
I notice that when I do this, I am so much happier and less stressed on the day. Because I have prepared myself for it.
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WRITE A TO DO LIST
Something that is super helpful in having a productive day is generating a to do list. It doesn’t have to be a big list, maybe with a couple of key tasks on there. If you’re anything like me, I get so easily overwhelmed when I have too much on my plate. Creating a to do list can help you put things into manageable chunks. And it saves you becoming stressed about all you have to do that day.
It’s important that you set daily goals that are achievable. Don’t set yourself up to fail by setting unrealistic goals. This wont help with creating a good mindset for yourself.
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GO TO BED EARLY
Sleep is one of the most important things to have a productive day. Getting enough sleep is so very vital to make sure you have enough energy to get through your day. Lack of sleep can really affect you physically and mentally. Take the correct measures to make sure you are getting a decent nights sleep and you’ll be surprised at how it helps you in day to day life.
I go through phases where I struggle to sleep and have an action plan when it happens. I prefer to try natural remedies to resolve any health/body issues I have. Using essential oils and not being on technology before sleeping are just two ways you can help to better your sleep at night.
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