Everyone is looking for ways to be more productive. Whether it’s at work, through your studies or in your day to day personal life. Here are 11 of our top productivity tips to help you stay on top of your days.
1. Go back to basics
Get that 8 hours of sleep. Eat breakfast daily. Exercise regularly.
2. ‘Me’ morning time
Allocate a time to check your social media, news sites and personal emails. Then close the windows.
3. Clear-defined tasks
Ask yourself what needs to be done next to finish the project?
4. Set your goals
Make sure you set S.M.A.R.T goals and focus. Avoid multi-tasking before you have finished the task at hand.
5. Check-in times
Schedule time in your day to look at emails or check IMs. Don’t leave them open all day as they can affect your productivity.
6. 15-minute walks
7. Plan meeting days
If possible plan 2 days weekly for meetings. The others will be task days.
8. Switch up the scenery
Move to a different part of the house or enjoy a new environment to keep your motivation levels up. Studying online at Ivy enables you to take your studies with you on the go – the beach, the office, the family home and beyond!
9. Don’t bring it home
When you get home, relax. Taking proper time out, away from your work, gives you new energy and refreshes your mind.
10. Be self-aware
Recognise what keeps you on track and what derails or distracts you. Take ownership of the distractions and implement strategies to deal with them.
11. Remember the WHY
Remember your passion, your motivation and your reason for choosing the career that you did.
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About the Author: Nicole Schaerer
Nicole Schaerer is Ivy College’s vibrant Social and Content Manager. She has over 6 years experience in Marketing and holds qualifications in Social Science and Marketing. Nicole is a social media strategist and has a passion for writing and producing great content while also obsessing over a range of TV shows, celebrities and really cute photos of puppies on Instagram.