Sometimes staying productive is extremely difficult when you’re an entrepreneur. Believe me, I had more than just one, “Imma do what I want” type of days since I started this whole thing.
Here’s the sitch; you most likely work from home, out of a coffee shop or anywhere with WIFI really, which makes it even easier for Netflix, Instagram scrolling and people watching (you know, for inspiration) to distract you.
So, how do you stay motivated when you don’t have to be up and ready for a 9-5 job?
It’s everyone’s dream to work from home and stay in their pajamas all day, but motivation and productivity can become a huge challenge.
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Here are my top five tips that will help you get sh*t done!
1. TIME BLOCKING
Time blocking is something I LIVE for.
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It helps me stay motivated and get things done efficiently and allows me set times to do certain tasks and stay organized.
If you have a schedule to go by it makes life easier! You can read more about the method behind my time blocking madness here.
NEVER forget to schedule your breaks or you may go a little stir crazy working six hours straight and that’s a huge no no.
Check out these FREE printables designed to help you get into time blocking.
2. SET A TIMER
Guess what? You’re the one in charge now, so that means you set the rules.
If you’re finding yourself distracted by your TV, phone, online shopping or even your fridge (bishes like to snack), set times aside for these things with a timer! It’s a great little productivity tip and turns your tasks into somewhat of a game.
If you know you only have 10 minutes to complete something, you better believe you will maximize the full 10 minutes. I believe this is a method parents use on their young children to get them to do chores...either way it works (no matter how old you are).
3. TAKE IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS
I am a BIG-TIME walker and absolutely love wandering around the city and take regular breaks during the day to do so.
Catch my stories for some cool spots to explore around the city.
Always remember how lucky you are not to be sitting in a stuffy office all darn day -- get out there, refresh your mind and then get back to it, girl!
4. CREATE A S’CUTE OFFICE SPACE
Give yourself a space that’s for work, and ONLY work.
When I do work out of my loft, I have a designated desk area with all my essentials;
- Cup of tea
- Notebooks (for time-blocking, doodling and the overall sense of being productive)
- Music - most likely Elton John or Jay-Z (depends on the mood)
- Pens, highlighters and more packs of post-it’s than I can count
All of this within close proximity to the kitchen and bathroom (gotta drink those 4L of water a day), also because, well, #loftlife -- everything is close to the kitchen and bathroom.
5. LOOK PRODUCTIVE, FEEL PRODUCTIVE, BE PRODUCTIVE
I can’t remember who said it, but, “look good, feel good” am I right?
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You can rock your own bish crop here :)
Get up and get ready for the day -- SHOW UP!
If you feel put together you’ll get in the mindset of getting things done.
Even if you’re at home, feel confident and beautiful!
One of my favourite bloggers @theskinnyconfidential has some awesome beauty tips for the babe on the go.
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