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Small Changes to Your Daily Routine that Will Help You Be More Productive at Home

Small Changes to Your Daily Routine that Will Help You Be More Productive at Home

Do you find yourself being less productive at home even though you’re in the house more than usual? Don’t worry, it happens to a lot of us! Without our daily routines of going to work, school, the gym and out into public spaces, it can be difficult to stay on task and achieve your goals. Thankfully, there are a few helpful tips you can follow to help you be more productive at home.

  • Develop a Routine 
    One of the best ways to stay productive is to build routine into your day. A routine could be as simple as starting your day off with meditation or light reading or you can schedule your day hour by hour. Whatever you decide, make sure it’s manageable enough for you to stick with it. Studies show after repeating an act for 21 days, it becomes an easy habit to keep.
  • Watch What You Eat 
    What you put into your body will either fuel or hinder your productivity. Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s just as important you continue to provide your body with water and nutrition throughout the day. Instead of snacking on junk food, keep healthy foods like fruit, nuts or vegetables around to keep you energized. 
  • Limit Your Screen Time 
    Too much time spent on the computer, phone or in front of the TV can drive productivity to a halt. Limit your screen time throughout the day by blocking off periods of time you actively keep these sources of stimulation to a bare minimum.
  • Devote Time to Exercise 
    Staying active with exercise keeps your mind and body energized throughout the day, helping you to stay productive and positive. A morning walk, jumping jacks, or free weight workout will start your day off on the right foot! 
  • Socialize With Friends & Family 
    Socialization isn’t just fun; it’s also healthy for our minds. Talking with friends and family members helps relieve stress and improve our mood. Even if you’re very busy, make a habit to spend at least a few minutes each day talking to someone you care about and can confide in.
  • Keep Your Space as Clean & Organized as Possible 
    A clean and organized space can increase your focus and prevent distractions. Make sure your workspace is as orderly as possible before you sit down to accomplish your daily tasks.
  • Set Realistic Goals 
    Often, too many people set too many unrealistic goals and are discouraged when they don’t achieve them. When setting goals, be realistic about your efforts and expectations. It’s also helpful to have measurable goals so you can track your progress.
  • Understand You Won’t Accomplish Everything In A Day 
    This list alone is enough to fill up your daily schedule, and somedays, there’s no way you’ll get everything done. That’s okay! Some days will be very productive while others will be less than ideal. Keep your goals in focus, devote time to your health, and allow yourself time to be unproductive without regret.

If you’d like advice on how to get a great workout in at home, learn about fitness games your whole family can play in the backyard or other tips for a healthy lifestyle, visit our blog or reach out to your friends at the YMCA of Southern Nevada.

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