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#WorkshopWednesday – How to Instantly Increase your Productivity

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Welcome to #WorkshopWednesday, my weekly feature with a focus on all things blogging! Each week there’ll be tips, tricks and advice on how to get your blog running like a well oiled machine!

 

Procrastination is one of the hardest things we battle when it comes to getting out heads down and working. There’s always something that seems more important at the time. Whether it’s errands that can usually wait or the devil that’s social media, we all have little habits that can seriously affect our productivity.  However, when we do finally knuckle down and get some work done, the feeling of satisfaction that comes with a good days work takes some beating!

As a work at home parent it’s far too easy for me to let procrastination get in the way, so I’ve developed a few little life hacks to instantly improve productivity…

Create a to-do list –

Creating a to-do list in priority order is a great way to improve productivity. Without organisation it can be easy for your workload to become overwhelming, so take some time to figure out what’s most important and what can wait until later.

Plan tasks –

Drawing up a quick plan prior to completing tasks, helps to walk you through the process step by step. It’s easy for our minds to wander as we stop halfway to think about the next bit, so have a direct route to completion avoiding all detours along the way!

Allocate time slots to complete tasks –

Allow tasks the time they deserve, no more and no less. Giving yourself these deadlines means you know that tasks will be completed, without eating into your time elsewhere.

Restrict social media usage –

We all love a bit of social media, but it’s one of the top ways we find to waste valuable hours when we should have been working. Restrict yourself to twenty minutes of social media per day, whether it’s in the morning to kick start your day or in the evening to unwind. Don’t while away hours reading about your mum’s, neighbour’s, dog when you could have been finishing the post that’s been sat in your drafts for the last week!

 

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18 Comments

  • Heather Keet July 19, 2017 at 7:37 am

    I’ve gotten lost more than once on social media. #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      It just sucks you in doesn’t it?! xx

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  • thisreallifedad July 19, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Only 20 minutes social media?!? 🤤 how about 20 minutes in the morning and another 20 minutes at night? 😁

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Haha, fair point! x

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  • Clare July 19, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I’ve started with the lists. After a break, I’ve finally got back into blogging which I love but there’s so much to do! I work from home in my “proper job” 6 days a week and have 3 children so I’m pretty forgetful, if I don’t write it down it’s forgotten.

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      I wouldn’t be able to function without a list or two! xx

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  • Heather/WordtoYourMotherBlog July 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Great tips!!! I have ten lists going at the moment! Need to consolidate! #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Haha, I love a good list! xx

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  • Kitty July 19, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Great tips especially that last one

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  • mummydaddymia July 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Really interesting. I definitely don’t know how to be more productive with my time and get way-laid by social media at times! I have a list of to-do’s but never seem to get though them and for every one I tick off, I add another 1!

    #BloggerClubUK

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 26, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Haha, me too! xx

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  • mummuddlingthrough July 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    ooh I love a bit of organisation! I have to say most of these things come pretty naturally to me – my biggest tip for getting my ‘self’ together is to centralise all lists, notes and calendar into one 80’s style filofax. So old school but been the saviour this year! The social media thing is my biggy though! #Guiltyascharged!

    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Thankyou! X

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  • Helena July 21, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I love mental and physical lists but find writing down and ticking things off much easier.#fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 24, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Me too! X

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  • Peachy July 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Social media really is a time bandit. Just sucks you in and before you know it half the morning is gone. I’ve been trying to limit my social media time and have noticed a change in my productivity. I’m not down to 20 minutes a day, but at least I’m holding it in check. Thanks for linking with #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • The Tale of Mummyhood July 24, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Isn’t it just! Xx

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