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How To Stay Productive During the Summer

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There’s nothing worse than summer knocking on the door and all you can do is to keep yourself locked indoors to get what you should’ve done during that three-hour period when it wouldn’t stop raining. One of my favorite things to do is writing a schedule but trying to implement it can feel a lot and can get dull at times without the tools to make the process a lot more colorful. Here are three ways to help keep you in check with all your ongoing projects while keeping everything coded and objectives a lot clearer to achieve in the right amount of time:

  • Get yourself a notebook or something to write out what you need to knock out for the day. - One of the hardest things when it comes to accomplishing everything on your to-do list is trying to recall thoughts rather than having everything written down in front of you. If notebooks aren’t your thing, one of my new favorite ways to layout my plan for the day is this printable from Etsy that’s template keeps you accountable on all parts of your life daily.

  • While you jot everything down, color code it. - Some may suggest color coding things based on the importance of accomplishing certain tasks over others, but for me, what I like to do instead is color code it based on categories like work, personal, family and outings. Not only will your day look a lot colorful but it also keeps you to schedule everything to keep life balanced from remembering to get all your work done to also spending time with family while also scheduling some you-time to avoid a burnout.

  • Now that everything is on paper, knock out the hard stuff first. - If you’re a morning person, you will notice you may feel most energetic during the morning hours before the mid day slump. Rather than channeling that energy to cross off the easy stuff, use that energy to knock off the hard stuff first because it’s hard for a reason and sometimes that will require extra energy so use your energy wisely by helping the hard stuff first and leaving the easy stuff during that mid-day slump after lunch.

What other tips do you have to help keep yourself productive and in check during the summer? Let me know in the comments below.