• Morgan Pegnone

5 Tips for Productive Habits

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Hello Friends!

To start out the new year on a strong note, I wanted to share some tips to help boost your productivity. I've recently made some changes to my routine and I couldn't be happier with the results. For me personally, procrastination has always been a weakness of mine. Doing this would only cause stress and not giving 100% on that project. To see how I changed my productivity - check out my tips below!

Write To-Do Lists

After I've made my coffee and sit down at my desk, I write down everything that I need to accomplish for the day. This helps organize my daily tasks while also prioritizing the order of what needs to be completed. I also make a weekly to-do list so I can see at-a-glance whats on the agenda. Being organized has been a lifesaver when it comes to planning content + upcoming posts.

Have A Schedule / Routine

For me personally, I thrive having a schedule or routine. Having structure keeps me on track and focused on what I need to accomplish for the day. If you work from home, are a homemaker, or have a job where you have major flexibility, having a schedule is highly important.

Taking Mini-Breaks

I always make time through out the day to take mini breaks and setting aside a break for breakfast + lunch. Even getting up from your desk for a few minutes, before coming back to task/project, can help clear your mind - giving you a fresh perspective. For instance, if you have extra time on your lunch break - take a walk outside! Or if your tight on time and don't have an extra 10 minutes in your work-day, stretch at your desk or meditate. There are no excuses!

Beating Procrastination

This has been the toughest for me to overcome. I have struggled with this for awhile but I finally feel that I'm moving past it. When I had extra time I would think to myself, "I have days before this is due, I can start later." Well later became the night before - leading to stress and poor quality work. How did I finally overcome it? If there was something, like a post that needed to be done, that became my #1 priority of the morning. Even if I had days to complete it - I immediately started working on that project. I didn't dive head-first trying to get everything done in one day. Instead, I began slowly working on the main points for the post, then later adding onto it and so on. Working bits at a time help the overall picture without that daunting overwhelming feeling.

Be Active - Every. Single. Day.

Now I'm not talking an intense cardio session or crazy HIIT class everyday. I'm just saying to make a conscious effect everyday to walk for 30 minutes or do yoga - ANYTHING to get your body moving. We live a century where everything is delivered, people are always on their phones/tablets/etc. and people aren't moving enough. I've been a culprit of this - there were times where I wasn't being physically active for weeks. But I changed this because my body was in pain from sitting so much and my felt stiff. When I began doing yoga I had more energy which made me more productive and ready to accomplish the day. I know we get busy with our day-to-day lives but remember we only have one body and we need to take care of it.

Thank you for reading today's post! I hope you were able to take something from this list and incorporate it into your life.

How do you stay productive? Leave a comment below!Until next time,
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