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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.