I've been getting annoyed with how little I get done in a day. Does this sound like you too?
I associate productivity with how many things I can get done in a day. You might be similar or you might associate productivity with how many hours of work you put into studying, doing homework, etc.
Whatever it is...
The two tips I'm about to share with you below is how I try and increase the number of things I get done. It may even help you too!
1. Write a To-Do List
I believe we mentioned this in previous articles before but I might add a bit of a twist.
I would suggest...
Write your list the night before
...not on the day of. Just like how you set your alarm to wake up the night before, you should do the same with the tasks you intend to work on the next day. This sets the intention in your head the night before so you have a clear understanding of what needs to get done tomorrow when you wake up!
I find that, without a To-Do list, I get stressed out because I feel like I have too much to do. However, once I write it down, it seems a lot more manageable!
Here's an example of what I do below:
Instead of writing this:
Write English Essay
I put down
Write Essay Intro
Write Body Paragraph 1
Write Body Paragraph 2
Write Body Paragraph 3
As you go through, tick/cross each task once you have completed them. Doing this gives you a sense of accomplishment and increases your motivation to do more tasks!
One more thing, make sure you factor in chill-time. I mean, actually put down 'chill-out' as one of your tasks to do. That way your To-Do List looks balanced and not too daunting, which can sometimes be demotivating.
...by going to bed early!
It’s hard to wake up early when you went to bed at 12 or 1AM. Get to bed early enough to get enough sleep - avoid watching Netflix because we all know it’s not going to be just one episode, it’s going to be ONE SEASON. That being said, avoid Social Media too as it's easy to get lost in the endless scrolling and all the posts; before you know it, it'll be 1AM!
That’s it! I hope this helps increase your productivity!
Oh and one more thing,
Write tomorrow’s To-Do List now!
Written by Himal