We live in times where everything moves so fast that it's easy to feel like you've fallen behind. Everyone has the same 24 hours but we all carry ourselves differently. Over the years I've learned that I get the most out of my days when I have made changes to my daily habits.The following can be applied to anyone, not just parents. So here are 4 easy ways you can be more productive!

4 Easy Ways You Can Be More Productive

1. Wake Up Earlier

We are not all morning people, neither am I, but doing so allows me to do so much much more throughout the day. I can go on a run and workout before it gets too hot outside, make breakfast, run errands, all before the kids wake up.

2. Be Organized

This is key to saving time. We are not all organized and it's not a matter of having OCD or not. Designate a place for each thing or things and when the need for that particular item comes around you will know exactly where to find it. Avoid digging around and losing time by being organized. We can be messy, but as long as there's a place for everything, it's ok!

3. Stop Taking Your Phone To The Restroom

Most, if not all of us, are guilty of this one. Some habits can have a negative effect on our work and this one is definitely one of them. I used to do this all the time but stopped once I realized how much time I was losing from projects, work, and family. Remember, this is about being productive, so if you really have nothing going on and you are free from unfinished business, you're free to do whatever you want.

4. Take Short Breaks Often

A while back I came across an article that mentioned a particular method to maintain focus and therefore increasing productivity. This is called the Pomodoro Technique. You can read some more information on this here as well as this one. Ever since I've implemented this technique, I've completed so much more work and remain focused during long periods of time. I'm a very antsy person so this allows me to get up and stretch, use the restroom, or eat a quick snack. 

I hope you found these easy ways to be more productive helpful! If there are any other methods or techniques that have helped you, don't forget to mention them in the comment section below!

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QOTD: What are some things you do that help you throughout the day?