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20 October 2018

A couple of habits for a more productive you

We're heading towards that time when suddenly it's not summer anymore and we have to start getting our shit together. I hate to break it to you, but very soon it will no longer be acceptable to slack off and spend the day sunbathing in your back garden. It's time to get back into the grind of everyday life, and my god it can be exhausting. The first day of getting back into things after summer.... does it take anyone else 10 million taps of the snooze button and a full-blown cry into their cereal bowl just to get out the front door in the morning on that particular day?

I always find it helpful to try, and I mean really try, to treat it like any other day. Doing simple things like sticking to your usual weekday routine, if you have one.


Get up and ready right away...

I'd be lying if I said there hadn't been mornings when I've been so exhausted and uninspired that I end  up staying in my pyjamas until two in the afternoon and not getting anything done. And sure, sometimes a day like this is much needed, but if you're planning a productive day then maybe staying in your pyjamas isn't the way to go? Mind you, some people work better in their pj's, but not me. That's why every morning I get up and ready as soon as my alarm goes off. But please, I'm not claiming to be superwoman here, we all know I'm far from it, but truthfully I just hate lie-ins (I know...) and not feeling fresh in the mornings. So, if you fancy being an #girlboss for the day and getting shit done then get out of bed, no matter how hard it may be, I promise it's worth it.

Eat a good breakfast

Although I eat breakfast every morning, my stomach will often be rumbling by 10am and that's most likely because I haven't eaten a filling breakfast. I mean, I'll usually go for the glam option, Shreddies, but clearly that's just not cutting it. So, I've recently started making breakfast smoothies and I kid you not they have saved my mornings. 
I think we've all gone through that week-long phase where we're like "I'm going to eat really healthily, I'm going to have Acai bowls for breakfast and Quinoa with salad for lunch" it never really lasts. But, I do find that I have a similar attitude with breakfast smoothies and it doesn't take much effort to continue making them and they are actually tasty, not to mention quick and easy to make.
I think the reason I'm so madly in love with making smoothies is because I'm a really terrible cook (trust me, my first attempt at making pancakes resulted in a pan bursting into flames...) and you don't have to have any talent for cooking to throw some fruit into a blender. All you need is a good sense of what food goes well together, and I'd say I have a decent knowledge in that area. Mind you I did make the mistake of blending milk and apple together...



Make a to-do list and prioritise 3 tasks

If you know me well then you'll know that to do lists are most definitely my fave. And as a result I can often go a little over the top when making them. So, I like to prioritise 3 main tasks, usually three things that I need to get done that day or anytime soon. However, when I say main jobs, I don't mean big jobs. Usually I'll try and get one big task done first followed up my other two prioritised tasks, which will often be a bit smaller. And if I have time I'll get some more done. But, I like to start off with three.


Get rid of all the distractions

What I'm trying to say is... turn off your phone. If you're attempting to have an uber productive day then having your phone next to you pinging with notifications every five seconds is not going to help you out AT ALL. I mean, the temptation to just read that text is going to distract you from what you really want to be focusing on, and once you've read it you'll most likely be typing a reply at a million and one miles an hour which will lead to a reply from whoever you're texting and then you're going to reply and then suddenly you've sent so many texts that it would be rude to ignore their messages now. You've well and truly fallen down the rabbit hole and oh look, you've waisted half an hour sending texts that really could wait until you're not busy. 


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3 comments

  1. distractions are gonna come, how we handle them is what helps us go through.
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  2. Getting up and getting ready right away definitely makes such a difference to your productivity levels! I couldn't be without a to do list either. It really helps me to focus. Great tips xx

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  3. Looking Beautiful. Such an amazing look. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Happy Tuesday!
    Much love, Len
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    XO

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