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4 Ways To Boost Your Productivity At Home

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4 Ways To Boost Your Productivity At Home

Home. It’s where life happens — it’s where you eat, sleep, rest and connect with family and friends. You might even work from home. And during your time at home there will always be things that need to be done. How are you doing with keeping up? There’s no question that it can be tricky to balance everything. Read on for four ways you can do just that and boost your productivity at the same time.

Take Ownership of Your Time

One of the best ways to get things done is to remember that you are in control of your time. Everything from housework to cooking, setting appointments and paying bills can be done effectively and efficiently. Create a daily schedule that allows blocks of time for tasks within each category.

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Do you struggle to fit everything into one day? Me too! There are ways that you can start to manage your time in order to get all your important tasks done and still find time for some well earned "me time" too.

For instance, maybe tackling the bills and other related items — such as finding the best insurance quotes online to accommodate your newly licensed 16 year old daughter, or shopping around for a better family health plan — is something you prefer doing in the morning over your first cup of coffee. Maybe meal planning is your secret to making your time in the kitchen a breeze, so you shop and prep on certain days. Whatever it is, being able to effectively manage your time is key.

Fuel Your Body Right

If you were to ask anyone who spends most of their time at home what one of the downfalls is, chances are they’d say they spend a lot more time hanging out near the pantry. And while that’s definitely tempting, focusing on fueling your body with healthy options throughout the day will be much more beneficial to your mind and your waistline.

Still not convinced as to how that delicious double chocolate muffin will sabotage your day? Research shows that eating processed and sugary foods in the morning leads to a rapid decline in energy and productivity throughout the day. So tomorrow, reach for a bowl of homemade steel cut oats at breakfast and take note of how the rest of your day shapes up.

Rise and Shine

Did you know that some of the most productive people wake up early every day? Take a look at your own morning routine. Are you up when your alarm goes off, allowing time for exercise, meditation or just a few minutes of peace before the day starts? Or are you a serial snoozer, waking up at the last possible minute… feeling rushed and behind from the get go?

If you’ve established a good morning routine, that’s great. If not, now’s the time to change that. It all starts with quality sleep, so take note of what your bedtime routine looks like. There are several ways to ensure the rest you do get is beneficial, and there are so many benefits of early rising — increased productivity being a big one. A few simple changes can make a huge difference.

Break Up the Day

Being productive doesn’t mean you have to spend every minute of every day working. It doesn’t mean there’s no time to enjoy life, to chat with a friend, to play a board game with your little one. Taking breaks is a very important part of a healthy overall lifestyle — and being aware of when to take them will serve you well. Without some sort of parameters, you could find yourself feeling overwhelmed or distracted — even resentful. None of those are good. How do you know when to take a break? When you’re not feeling all in. Maybe you’re not finding your groove or maybe you know you’re not totally focused. Stepping away and returning at a later time is your friend here.

Spending time at home can be great — even better when you know your time spent there is spent well. With a few tweaks, that can be you.

About The Author
Dawn is a loving wife and mother of three and an up-and-coming entrepreneur. She has spent the last couple years trying to get her business off the ground. In her journey, from working for a big CPG company and a pretty popular tech company to starting her own business, she has learned a lot about the difficulties of running a business and how to be successful. With all she has learned about business, she has decided she wants to help other businesses avoid the mistakes she has made and help them succeed even when she is still searching for that very thing for herself. First and foremost is her family. Second is her business and helping others with theirs.
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