5 Easy Hacks That Will Boost Your Productivity


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We all want to be our best selves and get the most out of the day, but sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of zero productivity where you struggle to even meet your goals. For those times when you want to get ahead, or just push yourself further than you expected, here are 5 daily hacks that will instantly make you more productive, and happier, than ever before.

Plan your days in advance

Investing in a good, preferably adorable, planner will motivate you to write down deadlines, appointments, and everything in between. You’ll never be late or forget that article schedule again! At CGD, we are firm believers that a simple notebook can be your key to success – to find out more read this article. And if you’re on the hunt for a particularly cute notebook, be sure to check out this week’s desk essentials.

Don’t forget to plan time for yourself

It’s a fact that overworking yourself and never taking the time to relax or do the things you love will only slow down your productivity and motivation as well as making you unhappy and stressed. Whether it be establishing a routine of curling up with tea and a book each evening or going out to lunch with your friends each week – planning time for you is the most important productivity hack of all. If you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you want, why not give this article a read to start making the most of your time.

‘Chunk’ your work

Using your planner as a to-do list, take short breaks after checking off each item. Eat a snack you love, watch a short YouTube video or TED talk, or call your mom or best friend. This way, you can be productive while enjoying yourself; plus, you’ll be motivated to get more things done to get to those well-deserved breaks. Career Girls, a list could be the best step you take to get things done this week and here’s why.

Take advantage of apps

There are apps for everything now, and taking advantage of them will help you tremendously in your journey to being super-successful. For example, if you find yourself being distracted and less productive because of bad habits, we have a whole article about breaking them with these habit apps.

Notice the little things

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day: the mundane, the routine, and the repetitive, often overbearing workloads we face. Taking time to appreciate even the smallest of joys in your life will expand your view of the world, and make you eager to work hard and get things done.

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  • Amy Sewell

    Great list, especially #1! In my work as a lifestyle expert and TV spokesperson, I work from home when not traveling, and am much more productive when I have an agenda and structure my day. Whenever I just “wing it,” I don’t get nearly as much done. http://www.shopwithstyle.com

  • Ashley Edmondson

    Appreciating this list! Thanks for the insight!

  • Audra Nicole Koch

    Great list! Very helpful for returning to my college classes after spring break!

    Audra | southernnyorker.com

  • itsnatt

    Amazing tips! I started using a planner at the begging of this year and it really does help to plan every single day in advance, which makes me more productive. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a lovely day x


  • Hannah Lucy

    Great advice :) Need to take these points on board!


  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Great tips! I’ve just had a look at the apps and they sound really cool:)
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  • Desi | My Lovely Hook

    Useful tips, thank you!
    Desi from Italy | http://mylovelyhook.blogspot.it/

  • Leah Funderburg

    I absolutely love this! So inspiring and such great tips!

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    Leah Funderburg

    Social Media Manager

  • Camille Beygui

    Inspiring tips ! Thanks for sharing

  • Prima Bambolina Bags

    Love the suggestion of getting an “adorable” planner. Filling my workspace with fun but practical items like motivational calendars, colorful briefcases, funky pens, colorful sticky notes, and fancy folders really keeps me motivated to use them, and keep things organized.

  • Grace

    As cliche as it sounds, failing to plan is planning to fail. Love these tips!

    That Twenty Something

  • Krystal Yabor

    Love these tips! Especially making time for yourself, it’s so important to have balance.

    Krystal | http://floradelsoul.com/

  • Jess H.

    These are great tips! On the topic of apps, I swear by Teux Deux, and my husband has 4 main blocks of time on his Google Calendar that he lives by. (I believe he picked the tip up in a Medium article.)

  • Inspiration like never before

    Nicely put up all essential ingredients to have a highly productive day. The best is to point out planning as the topmost notch !
    Shruti || onthewaywithanalogs.blogspot.in

  • Alk A

    I love the last point, enjoy the little things in life. :) This makes life alive.


  • Pippi Hepburn

    Take those breaks, love this. I am more productive when I stop and read midday. Because if you have no fun, burnout will come.

  • Meow HK

    Do you have any specific apps that can help, or has helped you?

  • Juliana Rincon

    Love this tips, i have been following them i feel so much better

  • Glaiza Binayas

    I love this list!

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