Does this sound like you?
Are you struggling to get up with a spring in your step in the mornings?
Maybe you have lots to do but don't know where to start?
Or maybe you wanted to work on your fitness while at home but you just can't get yourself motivated to do so?
Believe me, I have been there and often still have those days. But by putting these tips into practice I have less days where I just want to sit on the sofa watching Netflix and chomping on chocolate (ahhh Chocolate) and more days where I can't wait to get going!
What's on your mind?
Do you have a long list of things you need to get done but don't know where to start?
Grab a pen and paper and lets get going!
Firstly do a mind dump. This is where you write down everything you need to do / want to achieve.
Break them up into sections.
Jobs to do around the house
anything else you can think of
What's your why?
Having a why is so important. It can really drive you to achieve your goals. Think about your why for each of the things on your list. Some may be bigger than others but if they're on the list then they are important to you and deserve your attention..
Once you have your list lets get a structure sorted for you. If your list contains long term goals then put a date you would like to achieve each one by. But be realistic. There's nothing worse than doing everything at once and not getting anything done. It's all part of your journey.
Your Daily Plan
I have found a daily plan an absolute game changer! If structure is what you need then you will love this too.
I find writing every little thing down that I need to do that day super helpful.
Pick up your note pad and lets write together!
Write the day of the week at the top of the page.
How do you start every day? By waking up! Pop your wake up time on there and if you're like me and have a tendency to press snooze for half an hour before getting up then let's try to break this habit! Hopefully you will manage It better than I have. I'm still working on this one.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. If you're wanting to have a more healthy diet then maybe plan some healthy meals and choose one for each day and either meal prep or write down your daily meals?
What kind of a day are you aiming for? This is where you can structure the rest of your day. If you're working then write each and every thing you have to do to achieve your end goal into sections and give yourself enough time to do each one.
Do you have lots of jobs you need doing but can never find the time to do them? Next to your structured list, write a to do list of small jobs that take just a few minutes a piece. Then throughout your day between the big stuff you can get small bits and bobs done.
Have you given yourself a break? Regular breaks are so important. Sometimes its best to take some time sit and do whatever you fancy, Then come back with a fresh mind that's rested and ready to go again.
Have you made time for self care? This could be reading a book, watching your favourite show or doing some movement like yoga, a workout or maybe going for a nice walk.
Take time to really switch off at the end of the day. Close the laptop, turn off your phone and be present.
Once you have completed each task either draw a tick box next to each item and tick them off as you go or just cross it off your list. Its surprising how satisfying ticking something off can be!
How easy was that?
Putting this simple structure into your everyday practice will not only help you become more productive but it also clears your mind so you're not constantly thinking about the next thing you have to do as its all written down. Your mind will thank you!