6 Ways to Be More Productive with Minimal Effort

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Everyone wants a productive and organized lifestyle, but it can be difficult to be maintained. This article will guide you through ways that you can increase your productivity without having to make significant changes to your daily routine.

1. Buy a planner

Since the new year just began, it is the perfect time to purchase a planner. Planning out your day can not only make it more productive and eventful, but it can also provide you with a sense of control and organization. Although it may not seem like it, planning your schedule may eventually become a daily ritual for you.

Many people can't be productive without planning future events. Some also say that planning ahead reduces stress and can be therapeutic. By using a planner, you are also preparing yourself to set realistic goals for the future. There are so many planners that you can purchase online. I'm sure that with a bit of research, you will be able to find one that fits your personal style. Here are some planners that I would recommend:

Everyone wants a productive and organized lifestyle, but it can be difficult to be maintained. This article will guide you through ways that you can increase your productivity without having to make significant changes to your daily routine.

2. Workout

Everyone can find an excuse not to work out. However, doing a one-hour workout, which may appear like a lot, is only 4% of your whole day. There is always a way to make time by, for example, waking up earlier, or making time in your lunch break, or canceling unnecessary plans so that you can work on yourself. Whether it's a YouTube workout video, going to the gym, or even creating your own workout routine, these are all forms of exercise that will strengthen your body and life. Even a 20-minute workout daily can have a life-changing effect on your physical and mental image.

Working out also allows your body to release endorphins, hormones that make you happy, providing a sense of achievement. By simply working out in the morning, you have already achieved something, and, without even realizing it, your brain will prepare itself to achieve other things throughout the day.

3. Reduce social media usage

Phones have become a necessity in today's society, and they can have a huge effect on your well-being.

You may realize this once you have taken some time off your phone. I am not saying to completely cut your phone out of your life since that isn't maintainable. However, it should be possible for you to attempt a reduction in the hours of time you spend on your phone.

You can do this by going to your phone's settings and viewing the screen time application. Here, you will be informed of how many hours you spend daily on your iPhone. By reducing these hours, you may come to a realization that phones can be a waste of time when you could engage in other more meaningful activities with your time, like going out with your friends.

4. Create a comfortable space for working

Completing schoolwork or tending to your profession is a challenge that almost everyone has to endure, and your performance can be much better if you do your work in a comfortable space.

Many people stay in their bed when working/studying at home. Although this may seem appealing, it encourages laziness due to pursuing sleep and work in the same location. Beds are a place to sleep and relax while working has different priorities. Work on a desk or at the table, make your space cozy by perhaps lighting a candle or getting into a cozy outfit. If you get your work done in a comfortable space, you can reduce procrastination; therefore, you will be able to complete your work faster.

5. Create a consistent routine

Some people tend to go with the flow, but by building a productive and rational routine, you will feel more put together.

Organization is one of the key factors to productivity. While things like baking and working out may seem odd at the moment, building these into your routine will allow them to become a part of your lifestyle. Try to set an ideal alarm so that you can get into a consistent bedtime schedule and will have time for all of your daily activities. This way you can be more sure of how you can plan around your daily routine. You may end up fitting more into your day.

6. Find something that you love

Finding a hobby may be hard at first, but there is truly something for everyone, whether it be art, dancing, reading, writing, or a sport.

By discovering what you love and continuing to do it, you will see an increase in your happiness and benefits to other aspects of your life, including your productivity. You will feel motivated to get up and do what you love, and this attitude should carry you through your day.

If you are still not sure what you could do, fill in the time you would be spending on your phone with something relaxing like meditation, there are thousands of videos on YouTube to experiment with or reading or have a bath, you could try drawing and even listening to your favorite music. All of these activities should increase your happiness and productivity.

7. Set goals for yourself

If you set achievable goals for yourself then you know what you are working for, you will have the motivation to work hard and achieve.

Everything you do should have a purpose, so write down all the things that you want to achieve by next month and then conclude what you will have to do in order to attain those goals. Organize how you are going to work for your accomplishments, this is a great way to increase your productivity and keep you busy. Don't think about what you want to do, do it instead and you will feel fantastic about yourself and you will feel inspired to accomplish more.

These are the tips to be more productive with minimal effort. Thank you for your time!

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Teia Stamos

Teia Stamos is an aspiring writer from London who enjoys acting, lifestyle and baking.