Summer is here, and as the weather warms up and the sun shows its face more often, productivity tends to take a back seat to other more leisurely pursuits…
But that makes these warm summer months a great time to focus on increasing productivity so that our goals don’t suffer too much when we take those hard-earned days off. The idea is to work smarter and make the most of the hours we’ve got.
Improve your productivity, improve your life—so here are our 7 proven steps to increasing your productivity this summer!
Start every day with intention by creating a simple plan for what you are going to accomplish. This will help you to break down big tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks and keep you accountable as you work towards your goals.
Take the time to evaluate what needs to be done each week, and assign each task a priority level. Include work tasks, as well as tasks to do with life admin, relationships, etc. Focus on doing the most urgent ones first.
With your tasks in order of priority, it’s time to set deadlines for when you will accomplish each of them. Then work backwards from your deadline to ensure you schedule enough time to complete each task.
Are you easily sucked into spending hours on Instagram? Do you tend to oversleep instead of going to the gym? Look closely at your habits and be honest with yourself: are any of them getting in the way of your goals?
Tony Robbins says, “There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.”
As long as you are learning from your mistakes, then you are getting results. We all fail sometimes. Accept it, learn from it, and let it go.
When you work hard, you see results. And with results come those delightful fruits of your labour – allow yourself time to enjoy them. You deserve it!
When you rush around trying to do everything at full speed, you can easily end up making more work for yourself in the long run. It’s important to approach your goals with a clear head and a well-thought out plan. Work more productively by giving yourself the time to plan—you won’t regret it.