6 steps to a #productive day.

Having a productive and positive day is extremely important to me, and I am sure it is important to you, too! I have put together a selection of my top tips/advice to share with you in the hope that you too will have productive and positive days!  


Have a good morning routine 

For instance, wake up when you actually set your alarm and don’t keep snoozing. Research shows that you wake up feeling better and more positive if you wake up straight away. Also, having a glass of water as soon as you wake up can kick-start your metabolism for the day and your body will absorb vitamins and iron better if you drink water before you eat your breakfast. I also plan my outfit for work the night before so that I don’t have to rush around in the morning trying to figure out what to wear!

Have a filling, uninterrupted and healthy breakfast

Having a filling, healthy breakfast will set you up for a great day in terms of giving you the energy to fulfill your daily tasks, focus and of course keep you nice and full so that you don’t snack unnecessarily and eat junk. I have a great recipe for a healthy breakfast – #OvernightOats I also like to not be interrupted or distracted when eating my breakfast. Have a break from social media/your phone whilst eating your breakfast so you can have your breakfast and think clearly about your goals for the day.

Set your goals and tasks for the day

Having a personal notepad and or post it notes really help me remember what it is I need to do and having a mini to-do list for each day helps me make sure I am staying on track and being as productive as possible. Crossing off tasks is extremely satisfying and I aim not to have more than one mini task left on my list to continue to the next day. These can be both work and personal tasks but I tend to keep my lists separate.

Avoid checking your phone/social media too much 

Did you know that the average person unlocks their phone at least 30 times a day! Which sounds insane. I find it really hard to concentrate on tasks if I have my mobile phone at hand when I need to be doing something that requires full concentration, particularly at work. I find keeping my phone in my work drawer or away in my handbag and only checking during breaks really helps. I also turn off Whatsapp/Social Media notifications if I do have my phone nearby to limit notifications popping up on the screen. Another thing that needs to stop when it comes to phones it having your phone in your hand or staring at your phone whilst having a real-life conversation with somebody!! Improve your social skills and focus on the real-life present moment not what is going on in your phone, you can always catch up later.

Be realistic with your time and expectations

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Only set goals and targets for what you know is realistic timewise and achievable. This counts for both work life and personal. Keep on top of your to-do list for your work but also don’t overbook yourself in your personal life in terms of meeting friends and don’t commit to plans you know you realistically won’t be able to keep.

Excercise

Whether it be going to the gym, or making sure you take a walk on your lunch break. Exercise is key to having a good day. I try to have at least a 10-15minute walk at lunch time, even if it is just walking to the shop, and then I walk home from work which takes around 45mins. Exercise helps to keep you fit, healthy and is known to improve both positivity and productivity.


I hope the above tips and advice help you to have many productive days! Frankie x

@iblogactually

 

 

#MondayMotivation 


#HAPPYMONDAY

MONDAY Already?! 
Another week, another chance to start a fresh week with a positive vibe!

I always look at Monday’s as a new opportunity to forget any setbacks from the past week, reflect on what I can do better and look ahead to having a great week!

So how can we make sure we have a productive, positive and great week? 

  1. Set goals for the week: been putting off going to the gym? Make a goal with yourself to attend at least once this week! This can apply for anything you have been putting off.
  2. Set a daily target for the week: my personal daily target this week is to wake up 30 minutes earlier each day so I can start my day settled, calm and ready for the day!
  3. Create a personal to do list: on Monday mornings, write down everything you need to/hope to achieve this week and cross each task off as you go!
  4. Make time for friends and family: all too often we can get caught up in our daily lives of work and hobbies that we forget to make time for our loved ones and friends! It is important to maintain these relationships within our daily routines as we all need somebody someday! Make some plans to meet up with friends and loved ones if you can, if not catching up with a good phone call will do!

Have a slogan for the week: 


Quit slackin’ and make shit happen! This is my personal slogan for this week and I will follow this each day to make sure I achieve my maximum potential this week.

Here’s hoping that this blog post has helped you have some #MondayMotivation! Have a great week!

Live, love, laugh … x

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You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce! 

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You have as many hours in the day as Beyonce! 

Love her or hate her – Beyonce is an inspiration to many. Not only is Beyonce super talented, but she is a smart business woman who has built an incredible empire and is hugely successful.

But why can’t this be you? As the title says, we have as many hours in our day as Beyonce. Ok, so being a multi-million-pound worth singer might be slightly unreachable (particularly if you cannot sing!) but her approach, attitude and business mind has helped make her successful.

Beyonce is a shining example that we can achieve what we set our minds to, no matter our background or upbringing!

The point is, if you have a goal or target you want to achieve – utilize your time wisely and do not stop until you have what you want! You can be anything you want to be – the sky really is our limit.

It is so easy to get distracted from the likes of social media, however set the non-necessities aside until you have done what you need to.

Here are my top five tips for productivity:

10 tips for productivity.

Setting a goal or target for yourself really is the way forward to making sure we are always striving to be the best version of ourselves and always thinking how we can develop and grow during our journey of life!

Hopefully, his blog was of use to you – it sure helped me even writing it to get back on track with my monthly goals!

Check out my article  6 steps to a #productive day. for more motivation and productivity advice!