When it comes to being productive, it’s safe to say we’re not always as on top of things as we’d like to be. There’s always something we know we should be doing, and yet we’re slacking off, forgetting things, or otherwise not living up to our full potential. No, it’s not just you, in case you were wondering. We all deal with this from time to time, and there’s a certain stigma surrounding this problem that makes it hard for us to ask for the simple advice to help us solve this simple problem. That’s where the internet, and anonymity, come in. That’s where I come in. Here are handy life hacks to help you help yourself be more productive.
First and foremost, you’ll need to be more organized. For starters, you’ll want to invest in some storage from The Container Store in which to store important documents and other important items. This will help you knock out important tasks, such as paying bills, keeping track of appointments, etc. much more quickly and easily. Furthermore, this applies to things like tools, which can help you maintain your home in case you need to repair something like your bike, a loose doorknob, etc.
Another way to be more productive is to make a schedule for yourself. For the first step, you’ll want to buy a planner. To start with, you’ll want to take things a day at a time, and you can eventually work your way up to planning a week in advance or more. Say, for example, that you work from home, and you make your own hours, and you’re in college. So, you have an assignment due the next day, but you don’t want to get behind on work. Therefore, you’re going to want to write down on the schedule how long you want to work on each thing. For example, 3 hours for your assignment, 3 hours for work, an hour for lunch, an hour for a shower, and then bed. This will help you get more done by letting you see the ramifications of procrastinating in the form of a timeline.