For years, I struggled with organization, productivity and being consistent with positive habits. Many times, I felt overwhelmed and tired from doing many things… Yes, I did many things but didn’t get too far. I realized I did too much but most of those things were not the ones that made me more productive and brought more flow into my life.
In the search of finding ways to be more productive I found my 5 top things that I practice to make the most of my days. For today’s blog entry I wanted to share them with you. Hopefully these will help you as much as they have helped me.
My top 5 productivity habits are:
- Tracking my time:
When we have a clear idea of how much time tasks take, we are able to prioritize them. Use a phone or a kitchen timer and start timing your daily tasks. When I started doing this I was surprised at how long the tasks actually took vs how long I thought/perceived the tasks took. Try it! You might be surprised.
2. Having a morning routine:
Creating a morning routine can be a game changer. Having a solid and positive morning routine can set you up for days filled with ease. Include activities that propel you into the day with energy and set your best intentions.
We want to do it all but the truth is that most of the days, we fall short of this unrealistic expectation. Delegating can not only involve people in our lives and give them important participation but also frees our time to tackle the things we can only do ourselves.
4. Taking care of my energy levels:
How productive you are might be correlated to how energetic you feel. Make sure to take care of your energy levels. This can include taking care of your nutrition and what you are consuming physically and mentally/emotionally
5. Practicing gratitude:
Gratitude can change the most difficult of moments in opportunities for learning and growth. We are not perfect and wanting to create the perfect day and tackle all we want tackle is a perfectionist goal that is not attainable. By practicing gratitude, we can live in the present and be appreciative of it. This can create momentum and consistency in your days.
Being able to share these with you brings me so much joy. No day is perfect but we can definitely make our days flow in better ways and in turn create more time to do the things we love the most.