”Stay focused and get sh*t done.”
How to get things done when you’re completely overwhelmed?
Fall is here and it’s time to get back to work and/or school. Have you ever told yourself that; ”There isn’t enough time in one day?” The truth is; there is more than enough time, it’s how you choose to spend your time that matters. It’s for example easy to lose focus if you’re used to checking your phone every five minutes. If you feel like there isn’t enough time, start to observe what you’re doing with your time. How can you become more effective?
Structure your days, focus on what you can change and take action – in order to stay ahead of the game.
Below you’ll find 5 hacks that will make your days more productive;
This advice is from the book ”7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Focus on the things you can change, instead of worrying about the things on which you have no control. And do it proactively, before you’re forced to do something about it.
Create a morning routine.
Use your mornings wisely; wake up an hour earlier, mediate, read a chapter in a book, journal, work out and plan the day ahead. Almost every successful person has a successful morning routine; create a routine that will help you reach your goals, and that will make you want to jump out of bed each morning. Write things down; it’s much easier to stay organised when you have everything on a piece of paper. Our minds are usually full of unnecessary thoughts, therefore it’s easy to get distracted, and to forget about what needs to be done if you try to keep everything inside your head. A daily planner is your new best friend – invest in one!
Work smarter, not harder.
Plan your day with the following questions in mind; What are the most important things that needs to be done today? What can I save for later? Are there tasks I can delegate? Be effective; first things first. Usually we are more productive and alert in the mornings; use the early hours to check off the most crucial tasks on your to-do-list. You’ll feel more effective and proud of yourself if you’ve done the most important to-do’s before lunch-time. Focus on one task at a time, and give it your fullest attention.
Ban social media while working.
Turn off the notifications so you won’t be disturbed. If you wish to be more productive while working you need to do this; otherwise you’ll be disturbed every time your phone makes noises. There’s really no reason why you should be checking your Facebook feed every ten minutes; if you’re not working with social media that is. Focus on your task at hand, focus on your studies, then when you’re finished you can do whatever you like. The same goes with your email; you don’t have to check it every half an hour – make it a a habit to check it twice a day and schedule time to answer your emails.
Take care of yourself.
You’ve to rest your body, mind & soul in order to function properly. Take time to unwind after work, and if you’ve the possibility – take the weekend off. Feed your body healthy and nutritious foods, move your body, read books, spend time with friends & family, meditate and enjoy nature – things that will help you recharge and boost your productivity. Your body is your temple, and it needs your unconditional love. Take care of yourself, and stop worrying about what others think.
I wish you all a productive & successful fall!