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3 Ways to be More Productive Every Day

Have you ever struggled with being productive? Do you want to learn how to be productive every day?

I know I do. As a stay at home mom, it’s hard to get things done with kiddos in the house or the thousands of distractions around me all the time.

So today I thought I’d share with you ways I help keep myself going throughout the day. These are little ways I help to keep myself productive. 

3 Easy Steps to a More Productive Day

Always have a LIST

I always have a list.

I write out my thoughts the night before and write a list from there including must do’s and want to do’s. This helps soo much. I usually just keep my list in my planner so I can easily see it and check things off!

Make your list cute and fun if that helps you. Use markers, fun pens, tape and stickers, and a fun journal/notebook if it helps you!

Stay Off my Phone

I turn my phone upside down or better yet leave it in the other room if I really want to get something done.

You guys it’s bad but I really like distracting myself with my phone. It’s such an easy escape and gosh Instagram is so darn entertaining! And don’t even get me started on looking at all the fun things Amazon has to offer.

So yes, I leave my phone in another room, not at arms reach when I know I need to or want to get something done. Call me lame, but it helps.

Set Timers

Last but not least, I set timers. I’ve written about this before but I’m a huge believer in a timer.

John and I do this often when we look at a mess that needs to be cleaned.

We set a timer for 10 minutes and just clean. So often we get to 7 minutes and we are practically done but we keep cleaning for those extra 3 minutes. It’s pretty awesome if you ask me. Try it out, I bet you’ll like it.

Use a timer for anything, writing an email you don’t want to, reading a book, walking on the treadmill, folding laundry. The timer helps so much!

I recreated my old-timer list printable just for you! You can grab it here. Use it to brainstorm things you set a timer for and make sure you write out your end goal for each timer. This will help you stay motivated and understand what you want to be completed at the end of the task.

For example- If I want a clean fridge I would write Item to Complete-Fridge Timer-20 minutes Goal-a Clean and Organized Fridge.

Grab your printable below!

I hope these 3 ways to become more productive every day can help you to have a more productive happy lifestyle for your everyday life.

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  1. Tiffany on September 23, 2020 at 9:40 am

    I love the timer concept too!! I do the same thing. It’s amazing what you can get done when you solely focus on it for the set amount of time. And I agree about the phone…it’s honestly my biggest distraction too!

    • Holley on September 23, 2020 at 1:35 pm

      It really is amazing! I always have to remind myself to take my own advice and move my phone and get a timer going! 🙂

  2. Brittany Boyce on September 24, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    I️ need this advice some kinda bad! I️ get so distracted these days, and my phone is the biggest culprit (followed by children – hahah!).

    • Holley on September 24, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Phones can be such a distraction! I realized I was looking at my phone way too much when I didn’t want to do something that needed to be done. 🤪

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