There may be a high chance you’re reading this article snuggled up on the couch, with a bowl of uncooked instant noodles on your lap, determinedly scrolling through your phone because the TV remote is too far away for you to reach. At the same time, you may be telling yourself that you’re totally not lazy – you’re just conserving your energy. Y’know, like an adorable koala. Of course, there is nothing *really* wrong with this, but it’s always a good day if you can get a little more done than what you would usually do (or not do). So, here are some awesome new habits you could adopt to help you get more done…
Add a bit of exercise into your life
Okay, okay, we know how you feel about exercise – but it really does help! Even if you wake up just half an hour before your alarm, you could fit in a good 30 minutes of exercise and get your blood pumping before a full day of doing lots of work (or doing nothing). If you push yourself to wake up earlier, you can push yourself to do anything.
Spend some time reflecting
Nope, this doesn’t mean you have to stand upright against a wall and pretend to be a mirror. Well, we guess you can do that if you want. Being able to reflect on your life is one of the easiest ways to be more productive in the shower. Whether it’s taking time to plan out your day in the shower, or whether you sit down for a full meditative session, it all adds up.
Switch on airplane mode
In a world governed by technology (the robots are coming), it can be easy for us to spend our lives checking Facebook, our emails, or even just looking at the news online. If you struggle to get things done, it may be an idea to switch on airplane mode and rid yourself of technology for a while. If you can bear it.
Make a plan of action
Taking care of yourself and your life can be difficult when you work a full-time job, but making a plan of action on a Friday night can really help you out in the long run. Once you’ve finished work for the week, make a list of your priorities in life. These can include relationships, career moves, or just a bit of R&R. Make a plan of when you can fit these in before the new work week begins.
You may not live in England, or you might not have even visited Blighty, but adopting one of their much-loved customs can give you a boost you really need in life. Yep, we’re talking about the good ol’ fashioned cup of tea. If you find yourself slumping in the afternoon, drinking a cup of tea will give you a healthy caffeine hit (that isn’t as strong as coffee) to keep you going.
Fill the ‘bits’
When you think about your daily life, you might realize you have these ‘bits’ of time that are just THERE. This could be the time you spend on the train, while you wait for your kettle to boil, or waiting for a meeting to start. Fill this time with knowledgeable actions, like reading a good book!
Get yourself off to bed
You probably haven’t had a set bedtime since your childhood days – and even then you made a fort with your duvet and a torch. Nevertheless, giving yourself a bedtime as an adult can be hugely beneficial, as a good night’s sleep can’t be replaced with a coffee (or ten).
Turn the TV off
Yes, we’re talking to you. Get your derriere off the couch, turn off the TV and actually interact with the real world at least two nights a week. This will give you a chance to spend time with loved ones, find new hobbies, or just get the job you haven’t had time for done.
Give yourself a time-limit
Chores are (unfortunately) a part of everyday life, which means they can take up a lot of your time – time that you could be spending on something else. The best way to combat this is to give yourself a time-limit for these chores. So, you better start practicing your speed-vacuuming…
Need to get more done in your life? Well, follow these easy steps, and you’ll be the most productive person in the town.