Debbie Rodrigues | Oct 1, 2018 | 0
+30 Out-Of-The-Box Ways To Boost Your Daily Routine And Productivity
If you want to boost your daily routine and productivity, you must think out-of-the-box. Check these 33 tips and make it happen.
Before understanding how you can boost your daily routine and productivity, let’s have a look at your habits.
How do you go through your days?
Do you go with the flow? Or are you aware of what’s going on and know what you want to achieve in the next hours?
Even if you have a job with lots of variety, you’ll still do some things regularly.
The question is:
How can you put together an efficient routine that isn’t boring?
Boosting your daily routine
I put together a list of things you can start doing mindfully to increase your efficiency from now on.
You’ll notice that some of the items are similar to the topics of our challenge.
It’s not a coincidence!
But do you know why?
Because what you do during the day highly influences your productivity.
And it isn’t only a matter of performing certain activities, but also the way you do them.
Achieving goals isn’t something you can simply dream about and hope for the best.
It takes work, day in and day out, consistently, to make it happen.
Even though they’re things you might already do on a regular basis, I want you to be aware of the way you perform them to be more successful.
1. Sleep as much as you need
Whether it’s 8 or 10 hours, make sure you get enough recovery on a daily basis.
Don’t go too deep in sleep deficit hoping to catch everything up on the weekend. That’s now how our body works.
2. Leave the snooze button alone
Once you’re awake, just get out of the bed
Those 5 minutes won’t make you less tired, but at least will force to rush afterward, in the best case scenario.
3. Be thankful for another day
If you can open your eyes in the morning, you are alive.
This is more than enough reason to be grateful for, period.
4. Drink a glass of water
You may not sweat as I do at night. Still, you spent hours without replenishing your hydration.
Start your day the healthy way with one glass of water. Feel free to add lemon or other fruit for flavor.
Even if all that you have is 5 minutes, meditation is a good way to engage with your Purpose.
Sit down for a couple of minutes in a quiet place, with or without background music, and clear your mind.
6. Do some stretching or yoga
Feel your body first thing in the morning.
Do the sun salutation a couple of times or just stretch your arms and legs for a good start.
7. Take a shower, preferably cold
Many believe in the benefits of a cold shower in the morning for blood circulation and to help you fully wake up.
Why not giving it a shot yourself?
8. Have a nutritious breakfast
We tend to have sweet breakfasts, but a balanced meal should include other nutrients too. Mainly protein.
Think out of the box and fuel your body wisely for the next hours.
9. Pick your Affirmation of the Day
We all have areas of improvement. Instead of trying to work on everything at the same time, choose one topic to focus on each day.
10. Do some workout
Whether it’s a short cardio session or some strength training, try to get some physical activity early in the morning.
It’ll be one item less on your to-do list.
11. Get dressed for success
Even if you wear a uniform or work from home, may your clothes reflect the success your aim.
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12. Check your plan for the day
Don’t fall into the trap of fulfilling someone else’s priority.
You have your goals, and you must stick to them.
13. Work on your top priorities first
Get rid of the most important stuff as fast as you can.
In case you get caught up with other assignments later, you don’t risk overloading your day or procrastinating.
14. Check your emails at a predetermined time
If people email you instead of giving you a call, it means the matter isn’t really that urgent.
Organize your day so that you can balance your inbox and other responsibilities.
15. Take regular breaks to reset your attention
Before you find yourself staring at the screen without purpose, take a break.
Give your brain some time to recover before getting ready for more action.
16. Keep your desk clutter-free
Avoid distractions by keeping only the necessary around you.
Don’t let clutter steal your attention.
17. Have lunch away from your desk
Lunch breaks aren’t a waste of time.
Don’t feel guilty for leaving your desk to eat at the cafeteria, restaurant, or kitchen table.
18. Go for a walk outside
Keep a pair of comfortable shoes at hand and stretch your legs after lunch.
It’s perfect for unwinding and inspiration.
19. Avoid caffeine crash
A cup of coffee in the morning can help you start your day.
But too much of it, mainly in the afternoon, can lead to a crash and disturb your sleep.
20. Focus on staying on track
You may need to deviate from your original plan throughout the day. Yet, don’t lose sight of your primary goals.
Keep your schedule and priorities in sight.
21. Nourish positive thoughts
Don’t let negativity take over. Things aren’t perfect, but they don’t need to be.
22. End your work day on time
I used to be an overtime queen, but I learned the hard way that I was only making things harder for me.
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23. Enjoy some family time
Don’t take your beloved ones for granted.
Make sure you save some time of your day to have a chat with them or give them a call.
24. Have some light dinner
Spread your nutrients equally throughout your all meals so that you don’t have to overeat in the evening.
You’ll also sleep better with this simple habit.
25. Choose your outfit for the next morning
It only takes a couple of minutes to check the weather forecast and grab your clothes for the following day.
Save yourself some time for more important things.
26. Plan the following day
Decide beforehand what you want to do.
If you know exactly what you should be doing, you won’t waste time with busYness.
27. Define your priorities for the next day
As important as determining the projects and tasks will be working on is ranking them.
To be able to go through the most important stuff first, you have to know what it is in advance.
28. Write in your journal
Whether it’s a Stress Management, Business, or Personal Journal, save a couple of minutes for it daily.
Review your progress and goals on a regular basis.
29. Turn off all screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime
The light emitted by TV and computer screens can disturb your sleep pattern.
Who needs TV in their bedroom anyway?
30. Read something inspiring to relax
Exchange the screen for an inspiring and motivating book.
Rewire your brain while you cool down.
31. Reflect on your day, ups and downs
It’s not about dwelling on negativity.
Just take the time to evaluate your Personal Development.
32. Meditate or do some deep breathing exercises to unwind
Once you reviewed your actions, clean your thoughts with meditation.
Get ready to recover for the following day, body and mind.
33. Go to bed at a reasonable time
To get all the sleep that you need, you must go to bed at a decent hour.
Most of us need to be awake at a certain time, but it’s our responsibility to decide when to go to bed.
Why you need to boost your daily routine
First of all, keep in mind that having a routine doesn’t mean you’ll be doing the exact same things every single day.
These are guidelines that allow you achieve more with less effort.
Becoming a machine won’t do you any good.
We all need room to grow and improve.
The benefit of having a pattern you can follow whenever you need it is that you develop processes. The better your processes become, the more productive you are.
If you need help to balance your routine to get more done, join our challenge today.
52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity[/ninja-popup].
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!