Roughly, we spend a third of our lives with our work. That’s a lot of time, don’t you think? Therefore it’s super important that we keep our work-life positive af! After all, our job is a big part of our lives, whether self-employed or not. To keep the balance, it’s significant that we don’t feel completely drained and unhappy when we come home from work.
Today I have some super easy and effective tips for a successful and productive working day. Yay! These tips will make your work-life more positive, productive and enjoyable. Do you have any more tips you find helpful? Feel free to let us know in the comments! 🙂
1. Create a daily to-do list
Before your start anything at your desk, you should write down a list of your goals and tasks for the day. What tasks do you need to do today? Sort your list by priority and urgency or use a color scheme.
2. Start the first hour of your working day with simple tasks
Don’t get into work immediately in the morning, slow things down in the first hour. Grab your list and find an easy task. I personally like to answer emails first thing in the morning or do some research for new articles, plan outfits for upcoming events or shootings.
3. Complete the most difficult tasks in the morning
Now that you had your first coffee and your list right in front of you; pick the most unpleasant and difficult tasks on your list. I know it sucks but if you finish those things before noon, you will feel amazing! Statistically, we are more productive in the morning, which is why you should kick ass before lunch. It will motivate you!
4. Work-life routine
I am a big fan of routines. I love to integrate routines in my daily life. Especially in difficult areas such as nutrition, sports, getting up, etc., it is totally helpful to develop a routine. But also during workdays, it can be super practical to have a fixed routine and to stick to it. Write your routine on a piece of paper and hang it right in front of you at your workplace. You can start very small, set a note every hour that will remind you to drink, stretch a little, or open the window. Believe me, this will improve your work quality, productivity, and happiness a lot!
5. Digital detox after work!
To separate your work life and private life and to keep a balance; do a little digital detox every day after work. When you come home, put away your mobile phone, laptop, tv, and co. Go offline for a little and instead read a book, cook a little or do something that doesn’t involve technology or social media. I always feel great and calm when I do that.
I hope you like my tips. Did you see my article about 10 tips to be more productive?