Now that the New Year is here, the time is now to start planning on all the various ways to be more productive. Whatever happened in 2018, stays in 2018 and your motto moving forward should be to look ahead to plan head. Pretty simple, right? The start of the New Year is always the perfect time to set new goals and find a new path towards success and happiness. If you’ve been struggling with how to put your plan into action, here are 5 simple ways to be more productive in 2019!
5 Ways To Be More Productive In 2019
Being productive doesn’t have to be overly complicated! Try these simple steps and see what a huge difference they can make.
Understand that every day is a clean slate
The great thing about each and every day? You get to start over brand new and correct anything that you want to from your trials the day before. What a powerful gift to amp up your productivity in the New Year.
Make a list and check it twice
Take a cue from Santa and create a list to keep yourself organized. Starting off each and every day with a plan is the perfect way to make certain that you stay on task.
Set daily goals that are obtainable
It’s good to have the “go big or go home” mentality, but it can also be a tricky way to set yourself up for failure. If you continuously set daily goals that you aren’t going to be able to accomplish, eventually those goals will actually have a reverse effect on you and your productivity. Start off each and every day with a win that you know you can do, and you’ll be amazed at how the snowball effect of confidence keeps on rolling.
Take a break when you need it
Just because you need to take a break doesn’t mean that it will harm your productivity! It’s actually quite the opposite. If you need some time or are feeling a bit burnt you, step away and put your focus on something else. Take 10 or 15 minutes and let your brain and mind relax a bit. Taking a break can actually be an amazing way to reboot your body to process ideas and thoughts in a whole new way which in turn can absolutely increase your overall productivity. Why waste time staring at a piece of paper or a chore that needs to be done when you can take a quick walk around the block to clear your mind?
Keep the focus on you and your happiness
One another major aspect to remember for the upcoming year is your happiness. Being super productive is important, but don’t allow it to overshadow your happiness. Instead, find a way to balance both without having to give up either. Do something each and every day for you so that you can keep being productive for yourself as well. Exercising, taking a break and reading a book, volunteering or even just stopping and watching one of your favourite shows are all simple and easy ways that you can make your brain happy while not totally derailing your productivity for the day.
This New Year, allow yourself to be human and figure out what works best for you. Everyone is productive in different ways, so don’t try to force yourself to be something that you aren’t. No one knows you better than you know yourself, so take the time to understand what you need. Give the simple steps above a chance as well to help you be more productive this New Year. You never know…they just may be the key to helping make this year the most productive year yet!