I feel like either I have super productive weeks where I’m like superwoman and get all the things done, or it’s the complete opposite and I don’t get anything done, my room is a mess, and my to-do list has one thing crossed off. You know what I mean? I have a lot on my plate these days so I’ve been trying to be as productive as possible (which isn’t always possible, but I’m trying). Here are a few things I do to have a more productive workweek!
1 // Use Sundays to get organized
When I use part of Sunday to start getting ready for the week, I pretty much always have a more productive week. I try and get things like laundry and grocery shopping out of the way so that I don’t have to worry about it during a busy workweek. I also use Sundays to plan my blog posts, edit photos, and things like that. It really sets the tone for my week!
2 // Get up an hour earlier
With a full-time job and side hustles, sometimes it feels like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Well, you just have to make use of them! My brain tends to shut down around 10pm so instead of working late into the night, I get up an hour earlier at 6am. This has been a game changer for me in terms of productivity. The extra hour in the morning gives me more time to go to the gym after work and still have time to get work done in the evening. I know getting up early is the worst, but just give it a shot!
3 // Plan your meals ahead of time
This is another huge one for me. Every week I write out what I plan on cooking, write down my grocery list and shop accordingly. It seems so simple but it’s really great to eliminate rummaging around in your fridge wasting time and trying to come up with a meal. Another tip: I always cook enough for two so that I can bring the leftovers for lunch the next day and I don’t have to worry about making lunch in the morning!
4 // Set weekly goals
I love making lists, so at the beginning of every week I write down everything I have to get done and prioritize all my tasks. I usually try to knock out big tasks at the beginning of the week so that I’m not scrambling towards the end of the week. Along with work goals, I’ll write down personal goals and pretty much everything I need to get done, whether it’s laundry or cleaning my bathroom. Setting goals and actually writing them down helps me keep organized and holds me accountable at the end of the week.
5 // Stay focused
With so many things to distract me like social media (and my phone in general), it can be hard to really focus and get things done. When I turn off my phone and eliminate all distractions, I get my best work done and I usually end up getting things done way faster!