“Productivity” is a popular word thrown around by companies and HR reps, but we often forget what productivity can mean in our own lives when we don’t have a boss telling us what needs to be done. Living as an adult means the world is wide open for what you make of it, which means there are lots of options for success, but many options for failure. Time wasters are abundant, so managing your time and being as productive as you can be is important. Here are 4 ways to be more productive.
4 Ways to be More Productive
- Get Outside
Although it seems counterintuitive, taking time for yourself is essential for your brain to rejuvenate and refresh. Before tackling a busy day, take a leisurely walk outdoors to establish your commitment to yourself and your body’s health before attempting work for someone else.
- Go Green
Harness the power of plants to get more productivity out fo your day. Plants have a knack for helping you beat depression, feel more creative and be more realistic.
- Set Small Goals
Sometimes the biggest barrier to productivity is your own mind. Thinking about all of the tasks you need to accomplish before they are complete is good planning, but obsessing over what you can’t control only slows you down.
- Create Lists
To help with setting attainable goals, try writing lists. Putting ideas down on paper not only assures you won’t forget them, but it will help you prioritize and visualize your plan. I’ve had days where I stressed about work that wasn’t a big deal one I looked at it as a large part of a list.
Productivity is getting the work done that you need to get done. It’s doing one thing extra for yourself each day and being proud to put your name on the day before. These 4 ways will help you make the most out of your time so you can achieve your goals.
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Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth at www.elizabethadan.com, on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.