5 Ways To Boost Productivity / Guest Post by Chloe -Marble Beauty

5 Ways To Boost Productivity

Being productive can be difficult these days. Whether it is sitting down to write a blog post, tidying
your home or just getting some work done, there are always distractions. It is so easy to lose 20
minutes scrolling through Twitter and looking at funny gifs (just me?)
So today, I’ve put together my 5 tips for being productive for my post here on Amy’s blog. These
definitely work for me when I need to get myself together and achieve something.

Boost Productivity

Make A List.
Write things down. Honestly, writing yourself a to-do list will make a difference. Having a physical list
means you won’t forget anything that needs to be done, which is easy to do when you have a lot to
remember. Set yourself a realistic list for the day, and don’t finish until each thing is ticked off. If you
have a particularly hectic day, make sure to reward yourself when everything is crossed off.

Set Time Limits.
Pushed for time? Do things in twenty minute bursts. Set a timer on your phone for twenty minutes,
and focus only on one task for the entire time. It sounds easy, but it will make you realise how often
you reach to check your phone or let your mind wander. This tip is especially good for cleaning and
blogging! I always surprise myself at how much I can get done in twenty minutes. After the timer
rings, take a break for a while then start it again with a different task. This way, you’ll never get
bored!

Prioritise
It is so easy to start with the fun/easier jobs on your to-do list. But what about the urgent ones
you’ve been putting off all week? I used to be so guilty of this! Cramming things in last minute just
isn’t fun. Any bills, payments, urgent emails need to come first. Once the not-so- nice tasks are out of
the way, you can get started on the fun ones! If you are finding it difficult to know how to prioritise
your list, simply number it from one to ten. One means it would be a disaster if this wasn’t
completed today, 10 means it can wait if it needs to.

Visualise.
Picture yourself sitting down at the end of the day with a smile on your face, knowing you’ve been
super productive! This really helps me to get things done – I just visualise how it will feel when
everything is done. Whether that is scheduling a weeks’ worth of blog posts, writing up an essay or
cleaning out your car (I need to do the last one haha)

Reward Yourself.
Finally, make sure you have a little treat afterwards. Self-care is important if you have spent all day
being as productive as you can. This might be a bubble bath, glass of wine, watching your favourite
film, chocolate….you get the idea! If you’ve achieved something amazing or that you are proud of,
maybe you could treat yourself to that dress you’ve been lusting after, or a trip for a nice meal. A
little reward will remind you that being productive deserves a treat.

I hope you found these tips helpful. A huge thanks to Amy for featuring my guest blog post! If you’ce
like to read more of my content, from beauty to interiors and lifestyle, my blog is
http://marblebeauty.co.uk. I’d love you to stay and chat!
What are your favourite ways to be productive?

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3 Comments

  1. Joanna August 7, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    Ahh thank you for such a helpful post! I’m constantly finding something better to do than what I should be doing. I am 100% going to try out the 20 minute timer thing, hopefully it’ll keep me motivated to do the ironing! X

  2. Laura August 9, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Making lists = planning = productivity in my opinion. I loved reading your tips, they always come in handy. x
    Lauraconteur ♥

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