3 Steps to a Productive Week

Mar 18, 2020

Do you keep telling yourself, “It will all calm down next week” or “If I could just get ahead one week” or “I wish I could get more done in a day”? This blog may be for you! With just a few quick and easy steps my weeks were revolutionized by productivity and I was able to get ahead, get more done, and feel more accomplished at the end of the day! So here are my three top tips for having a more productive week.

Set Intentions

By setting your intentions you create clear goals and outlines for yourself for the week. By simply asking yourself what your weekly goal or focus is can help you stay so much more on track! Drop that and your list of “must-dos” on a note and stick it to your desk to let it serve as a reminder all week.

Schedule Blocking

Do not work haphazardly! Plan out what NEEDS to get done this week and fill whatever extra you can around it. By making clear start and stop work times on certain tasks gives you a daily deadline that is manageable. Limiting your inbox and social media time will also help keep you on track. Lastly, the simple act of writing this down helps solidify your thoughts and turn them into structured actions.

Plan Ahead

This goes along with the last tip. When blocking out your schedule plan ahead for downtime as well as big upcoming projects. This helps you make time for both work and play by not tackling huge projects last minute and giving your brain a mental break. It is also really important to schedule the time so you do not find yourself going astray during the week since you have nothing to keep you accountable.

BONUS: Brain Dumps

This new technique is unbelievably helpful. If you find yourself preoccupied with a mind full of thoughts take a ten-minute break and write down everything on your mind. Once done, add the applicable tasks into your schedule, complete the under one-minute tasks and then get back to work with a clear mind!

Simply planning your week is the key to success in my mind. Hopefully, after implementing these quick tips you can experience a more productive week and feel more accomplished with what you’re getting done!

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Photography by Anne Casey Photography

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