It’s the morning, you just got to the office, you’re not into it and you’re already procrastinating by checking Facebook, chatting with colleges or reading articles like this one. Maybe you had a rough night loosing in fantasy football, maybe you started your morning stepping on legos and running over your garbage can (we’ve all been there). It happens to the best of us but we can’t let a crappy Sunday night or Monday morning predicate the tone for the rest of the week.
I hate to say it, but your week doesn’t actually start Monday morning, it starts Sunday night. Yes, it’s true we can’t necessarily predict a Lego incident but we can do our best to minimize morning annoyances by organizing ourselves. Take time on Sunday to plan your week, the effort will be totally worth it. Waking up on a Monday morning to a pre-planned outfit and a healthy prepare lunch is enough to give yourself a better start. These are simple productivity tips that will not only help you organize, but give you piece of mind.
These 4 things will turn chaos into a well-oiled machine:
- Reflect on last week
- Make a To-Do list for this week
- Plan time to relax
- Prep for your week (food, clothes, driving arrangements ect.)
Reflecting on what you accomplished last week will offer a sense of fulfillment. It’s okay to feel good about what you’ve done, even if you’re the only one who’s acknowledging these feats. On the flip side if you had a sub par week think about what you can do to make sure this week is more successful.
I am about to contradict myself here, but stop trying to find your Monday motivation through articles like this. The time you spend scouring the web for motivational pieces could be spent investing in yourself.
2 tips that work for me:
- Get a whiteboard
The best part of a whiteboard is it’s easy to change. It’s a calendar, a to-do list and goal setter all in one. I invested in a whiteboard in my final year of University to help me keep track of assignments, important dates and personal goals I wanted to achieve throughout the year. I ended up finishing in the top 15% of my graduating class. Is this is a coincidence? Purchase one and find out for yourself.
Meditation and reading is time invested in yourself. Use these opportunities as downtime, get into your zen space, and forget about your responsibilities. Adding personal leisure into your schedule works wonders for productivity.
These are all tips. Hopefully you learned some productivity tips and some time management tips. Some may be useful to you, some not so much. Find out what works for you. It’s amazing what a little planning on the weekend can do for your productivity during the week. It is your responsible on how to be productive during the week, you might as well get a head start on Sunday Night.
Leave a comment at the bottom and let us know what works well for you! We would love to hear about the tips and tricks that help keep you going through the week! If you still find that you’re having trouble managing your time and not being as productive for your business, give us a call or check out some other blog posts to see if there’s anything else that may help (I’m sure there is).