Are you trying to be productive and successful in the new year? I know that 2020 was ROUGH, but with a new year can come a new opportunity and perspective for doing the things you've been wanting to do.
This isn't always easy, but it is DEFINITELY worth doing. So, here are my tips on how to stay productive so you can have a successful 2021.
PRODUCTIVITY TIPS FOR 2021
Wake up earlier than you have to so you can knock out tasks and start your day with mindfulness.
Make no excuses
Stop bargaining with yourself about how far you can push doing tasks. Get it done and stop whining about why you shouldn't have to "right now".
Set clear, realistic goals (yearly, monthly, daily)
Goals give you a sense of purpose so that as you wake up and start your day, you are doing it with a sense of direction
Find a routine that works & STICK TO IT.
This is a biggie. Everyone's routine looks different. What works for one person doesn't always work for someone. Try different things and once you find something that has you truly working and getting things done, stick to it.
Prep your next day before bed
I choose my outfit, set my planner open on my desk, run my playlists, and plenty more to make sure that I don't have decisions to make and things holding me back from having a successful morning.
Don't expect it to be perfect all the time
I have a morning routine that often ends up going wrong. I sometimes end up skipping things on my to-do list. I mess up all the time, but instead of beating myself up or giving up, I just chop it up to I didn't have a good day and the next day will be better.
Track your time
Take note of how you are spending each day and notice what you are wasting time on. Then, you can come up with a plan to attack it.
Don't try to do everything by yourself. Get help where you need it. I have an assistant currently (who is absolutely amazing) & I have recently hired women to help me with my business tasks. Now, I have goals to hire a housekeeper and a meal prepper. One of these days... (a 2021 goal???) It can be very useful to have someone to do the tasks you can't stand or take you forever.
What are some productivity hacks you have that have kept you focused on tasks and getting s*** done?