• SMS Blog Team

6 Steps To Being Productive At Home!

Updated: Apr 12, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered how to be productive at home or how you could possibly have a more productive day, look no further.

Below you’ll find six easy tips that will help you make the most out of your time:

1. Create A Good Morning Routine

One of the best ways to start your day is to get up early and eat a healthy breakfast.

CEOs and other successful people have similar morning routines, which include exercising and quickly scanning their inboxes to find the most urgent tasks.

You can also try writing or drawing first thing in the morning to warm up your brain. However no matter what you choose to do, remember to create good morning habits so that you can have a more productive day.

2. Prioritize

Sometimes we can’t have a productive day because we just don’t know where to start. When that’s the case, the most simple solution is to list everything you need to get accomplished, then prioritize these tasks based on importance and urgency. If you get the most pressing and important items done first, you will be able to be more productive while keeping stress levels down. Create a chart if you need to visualise your tasks, it helps us!

3. Focus On One Thing At A Time

One of the biggest killers of productivity is distractions. Whether it be noise or thoughts or games, distractions are a barrier to any productive day. That’s why it’s important to know where and when you work best.Need a little background noise to keep you on track? Try working in a coffee shop.Can’t stand to hear even the ticking of a clock while writing? Go to a library and put in your headphones. Don’t be afraid to utilize technology to make the best of your time.

4. Take Breaks

Focusing, however, can drain a lot of energy and too much of it at once can quickly turn your productive day unproductive. When working on certain projects, such as a painting or designing, it may become mentally fatiguing. It is advisable to take breaks (5-10 minutes) to recharge your brain and increase your creative capacity.

5. Manage Your Time Effectively

Using the prioritising method in step 2, when you are working on your tasks, understand what you have to do to complete the task. Break the task down into smaller, simpler tasks. These seem less daunting and our brain is programmed to easily complete these tasks. Get rid of all the distractions, phone, iPad etc. and focus on your task.

6. Celebrate and Reflect

No matter how you execute a productive day, make sure to take time and celebrate what you’ve accomplished. It’s important to reward yourself so that you can continue doing great work. Plus, a reward system is an incredible motivator. Additionally, you should reflect on your day in order to find out what worked and what didn’t. Reflection not only increases future productivity, but also gives your brain time to decompress and de-stress.

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