Want to become more thoughtful with your time? You know we always got you. When you’re used to procrastination, being productive hits different! Even just small, easy-to-manage changes can transform your lifestyle. People who are efficient in their everyday life seem to have similar habits in check. You know the type. They’re always on top of their to-do lists, always one step ahead of the game. But what sets them apart? Consistency is the key.
Our top 10 habits for productivity
Productive people usually have a daily action plan, incorporate healthy habits throughout the day, and prioritise their sleeping schedule. Whether it’s one or all of these examples, the more positive habits you acquire, the better you’ll get with your time management, and your days will be something you want to seize. Here’s 10 things productive people do to live their best life and to ultimately work smarter, not harder:
- Meditate or journal
- Finish a task before starting a new one
- Do the dreaded task first
- Think outside the box
- Healthy sleep habits
- Meal plan
- Follow the two-minute rule
- Stick with a workout schedule
- Use the “focus” feature.
To start making incremental changes that will transform your life, try practicing some of our top 10 habits for productivity. But you don’t have to figure it out for yourself! Your EGO experts are here to coach you to becoming the best (and most fashionable) version of you. Let’s explore these productivity tips in a little more detail:
1. Meditate or journal in the morning
To keep you calm, balanced, and anxiety-free. Journaling is the first step on your journey to being productive because if you are able to center your thoughts and emotions, you will be focused with the next task at hand.
2. Finish a task before starting a new one
Focusing on one thing at a time is beneficial for productivity because it leaves less room for error. There’s a time and place for multitasking—use your best judgement when it comes to delegating your time.
3. Do the dreaded task first
Get it out of the way! Then enjoy the rest of your day. The task you’re dreading is the one you’re most likely to procrastinate. Once you’ve accomplished this, you’ll feel SO much better for ticking it off your list!
By keeping a creative mind, you are actively trying to figure out how to get tasks done faster and more efficiently.
By having to-do lists in order of priority, you can knock out what needs to be done in order of importance.
6. Practice healthy sleep habits
Keeping a regular sleep schedule will also help you stick to a routine. A consistent routine may be just the thing you need to boost productivity.
7. Consciously plan meals
Healthy food choices allow for clear thinking and increase brain power, which helps you with your overall quality of life. And allocating and planning your meals ahead will save you time throughout the day.
8. Follow the two-minute rule
David Allen is a productivity guru who says, “If it takes two minutes or less, do it now.” In a working setting, an example of this is if you have an email, respond to it right away instead of letting it sit and flood your inbox. See it, read it, respond, and move on.
9. Stick with a workout schedule
For most productive people, a workout isn’t bucketed as a chore; instead, it’s their scheduled self-care time.
10. Take advantage of the “focus” feature on your phone
Limiting the number of overwhelming notifications you get throughout your workday can increase productivity.
Boost your productivity today
Whether you choose to kickstart your new workout routine with some new activewear, or simply start taking a few minutes at the beginning of each day for some mindful meditation, trying out a few of our top 10 productivity tips will help to form a well-organised routine that will make your life easier. Begin your new and improved super productive lifestyle today!