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5 Tips for a More Productive Day


 With the New Year in full swing I thought I would share some of the little things I do to ensure I have the most productive day possible... 


Get a good nights sleep and have a sleep routine

I know a lot of people mention how important a good nights sleep is, but whenever I get a solid 8 hours I always feel so much better for it. Since going to bed at around 10 and waking up at 6 I've created a body clock for myself giving me so much more energy. To drift off a little easier I love to use the This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray - it's a game changer and sooooo worth the hype! I also try my best to leave my phone on the other side of the room at 9.30pm and leave it there until the morning, I drift off much better having a tech free half hour beforehand (or even 15 minutes can sometimes be enough...) 

Drink as much water as possible throughout the day 

Anyone else keep telling themselves they will start drinking more water but then forget the next day? Well here's your reminder! In work I manage to drink a lot of water and it definitely keeps me on track, I know water makes a difference because when I'm at home and I forget to keep hydrated I start to feel so tired and unmotivated. I think having a big bottle helps with this, or if you're really struggling there are a couple of apps that send alerts to your phone reminding you. I also love that drinking water comes with so many other benefits too, how can it be so hard to remember!?

Take up Mindfulness

The buzz word of 2016, but don't knock it till you've tired it. My best ideas and creative thoughts always seem to pop up when I'm driving, and I've realised it's because my mind has a break from everything else! I love using the calm app to have 10 minutes of mindfulness, afterwards I'm refreshed and full of new ideas. 

Get organised and plan your day

I'm a bit of a freak when it comes to planning, I just hate no knowing how my day will pan out! All of the little things like getting my lunch ready the day before and picking out something to wear the next day means the next morning is pretty stress free and I can spend more time on important things. I never used to be this organised but since sticking to it and making it part of my routine I've managed to get so much more done.

I find writing lists really helpful and then keeping them visible throughout the day, there is nothing more satisfying than being able to tick off tasks.

Take breaks

Taking breaks for me, like mindfulness actually makes me feel more refreshed and ready to work harder. By a break I don't mean going on my phone (when I do this my 'break' turns into full on procrastination), but have a little walk around or just move from where ever it is you're working/ attempting to do something productive can make a whole lot of difference.

I'm really starting to feel motivated for 2017 now, and being as productive as possible is something I want to keep up... What's your tip for a more productive day? 

50 comments:

  1. ah i always try and push myself to drink water but i'm so bloody forgetful! definitely need to remember a few of these pointers, i've been so lazy lately!
    jen | velvet spring

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    1. Ditto, that's why I thought I would include it haha! Funny because I always want to and feel amazing for it, it's just remembering too x

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  2. This post could not have come at the right time, January is such a 'blue' month and being that little bit more productive is so helpful!

    Parie x

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    1. So glad to hear that, I was feeling the same and I always find being productive in January helps me get through the grim weather and short days x

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  3. Love this! It's actually nice being back in work and having a sleeping pattern again. I'm going to try and take up mindfulness too - sounds so helpful in productivity! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. I agree, I hate feeling all over the place and I definitely did over Christmas! It really is, especially when you need to try and be creative. I don't know about you but spending so much time on social media leaves me a little brain dead, mindfulness is like a clearing system haha! x

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  4. I love your tips! You can't beat a good tick list :D And thanks for the reminder about water - I've just found my water bottle and had a good drink ;) ♥

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    1. Oh good, glad I could help ;) happy you've found the tips helpful x

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  5. Fab tips! I bought the deep sleep pillow spray and haven't actually given it a go myself - I'll have to! Xx

    Lucy x // http://lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Yes it's fab, I always manage to drift straight off to sleep using it x

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  6. I am so awful at drinking enough water but have just down loaded an app to help keep me on track! Water is meant to be really good for your skin aswell so that will hopefully be an added bonus!
    Lovely post!

    Kizzi xx
    Kizzimay.co.uk

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    1. Exactly, it really is I always notice a difference when I drink more of it :) x

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  7. I love these tips! I need to drink less coke and more water and also go to bed earlier (she says, still on the laptop at half 11...) x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. I got into the habit of drinking coke, I think it's addictive! Ahh on the weekends I do tend to stay up later (I sound so old don't I haha!) x

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  8. Yes! All of these! Being organized makes a world of a difference in my day!

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  9. Such great tips! I love the ThisWorks Deep Sleep Pillow Spray! I've just recently downloaded the calm app too xx

    Sophie | SophiesMakeupBlog

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    1. Thank you Sophie, glad you like them! I can't believe how much of a difference it actually makes :)

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  10. Some wonderful tips Jodie! I'm really trying to improve my productivity throughout the day with it being the new year so thank you for posting this. Really helpful.
    Ambar x | Her Little Loves

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    1. So glad you have found it helpful! :)

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  11. I'm taking care of my health by drinking lots of water and cutting down my sugary drinks intake. I also plan my days weekly now. I wanna be more organised this year x

    http://www.erinazmir.com

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  12. I definitely agree with you on how it is to drink enough water! I made it my New Years' resolution and it's made such a huge impact on my productivity already :)
    Elise - Celebricious x

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  13. Oh, I really need to start having a proper sleeping routine! Haven't had a proper and healthy one for years! I might give that spray you mentioned a look to see if it could make me fall asleep easily. x

    www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  14. These are great tips! I'm going to leave my phone on the other side of the room tonight - hopefully it'll make me wake up earlier too, as I'll need to get up to switch my alarm off!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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  15. Great post, thanks for sharing!
    I want to stick drinking more water definitely.

    N, xoxo. | https://nljuljduraj.blogspot.com

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  16. It makes me so halpy seeing bloggers talking about Mindfulness. Its changed the way I think and my life honestly. I must write about it soon. Great tips xx

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. LOVE this I could definitely do with being more productive this year :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Love the tips!

    Love your blog! You just got a new follower! ♥ Keep up the good work!

    With Love,
    Anna || Fuzzword

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  19. This is such a lovely post - I always love the motivation and positivity from the start of a new year! Life is too short to stress or worry about anything!

    Wishing you a wonderful 2017!! :)

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  20. I had an evening completely focused on mindfulness last night and it was incredible. I haven't felt so chilled out in ages. Definitely going to be doing it more often. I really need to up my water intake though, rubbish with that!

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle

    xx

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  21. Great tips! I'm struggling with sleep and I really suffered with how unproductive it made my days lately.

    Selene Addicted

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  22. Love this! Your blog is really pretty!

    Ozi
    http://www.oziomaadora.com/

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  23. I really enjoyed this post, I certainly need to sort out my sleeping pattern, hence the late post. 10pm till 6am is such a great sleeping pattern and is goals!! I love how motivated you seem, I always used to pick out my outfit the day before college but at university I am SO much lazier. This post has inspired me to do something about that.
    The Pale Tails
    - Beckie x

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    1. So glad to hear that Beckie, I hate how people generalise students as lazy. I only graduated last year and I only started becoming organised/ really productive in my final year, it really made a difference x

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  24. I enjoy the Calm app too! It really makes meditation that much easier. Thanks for sharing your tips! Xx

    Sarah // Beautybyrah

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    1. It's fab isn't it! No problem, hope you found them useful! :) x

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  25. such a brilliant post! I practice mindfulness, I have for years and it's just amazing! I love getting myself into a zone and relaxing! The bath is the best place!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  26. Great advice lovely, I always try to sleep well during the week or else I can't function properly. I haven;t heard of the Mindfulness app before, must check it out x

    Beauty with charm

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  27. Absolutely love this post! I need to start doing a lot of them more often! :) x

    Jessica | www.jessicaduartemua.com

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  28. To-do lists save me when it comes to being productive. Something about writing things that need to be done down and scratching them off the list one by one spirals me into a very productive day. Lovely post.

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  29. I loved reading this! Got me inspired to write my own version!

    Isobel x

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  30. I know this sounds ridiculous but I've never actually thought of just putting my phone in another room. I always say I'm not going to go on it but I end up on it anyway, now I'm going to try and do what you do and leave it elsewhere! Fab tip!

    The Makeup Directory

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  31. I literally spend every spare minute that I can in my bed, I just find it so relaxing!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  32. I must try Mindfulness. I become a bit obsessed with planning and I don't know where I'd be without it! It definitely helps me be more productive. And of course enough sleep. Great post xx

    LPage Beauty

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  33. Really good tips - I can be so bad when it comes to being productive throughout the day, planning my day is something I really need to do!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  34. I have to be ridiculously organized if I'm going to get anything done. I have to write about a billion lists just to organize my thoughts.
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

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  35. I love reading your post and really appreciate the great advice you have given to all of us with this amazing post!
    xx
    SpaBreaks Discount

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  36. Breaks are oh so crucial for me as well when I want to have a productive day. I think we all overwork our minds just a little bit! Also, this is my first time looking at your blog and it is very beautiful! xx

    Jordyn Pamela | Lovely Little Roses

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  37. Oh I needed this so bad right now! Been feeling a little unproductive lately :D thank you for sharing your tips!

    ♥ Jasmin N | https://littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi/

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  38. I always find if I'm dehydrated I feel so flat and unproductive - great tips!

    Sharni // www.agirlandgrey.com

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