When it comes to changing our lives, the answer is in changing our daily habits.
Since becoming a single mum and Entrepreneur I've tried so many different ways to find extra pockets of time daily while maximising my productivity. I need & deserve a good work/life balance - & so do you.
Below I have listed 21 of my favourite tried & tested hacks that really will save you time & make your daily grind more productive.
1. Go non-iron
From your clothes, to your bedding, going non-iron saves a considerable amount of time.
2. Meal plan
3. Make one-pot/one tray bake meals
4. Cook in bulk
5. Prep your meals for the week
Schedule this in on the same day every week. If you live alone put on your favourite music, check out a new podcast, or listen to an audiobook. Or, if you live with family, turn it into a fun, bonding activity that you can do together.
6. Group friends together for catch-ups
7. Buy that perfect present for so-and-so when you see it
8. Avoid rush hour wherever possible
9. Get up earlier
10. Create a morning routine
12. Limit TV
13. Plan your days
14. Organise your home
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And when you're ready to systemise your kitchen you read this Professional guide right here.
15. Decorate your home to reflect the intended mood for each room
Make your bedroom a place of calm, where you can sleep well and re-charge. For the office, try stimulating colours & artwork that inspires you.
16. Use smart kitchen tools
Smart gadgets like slow cookers & soup makers save time.
17. Use a cleaning schedule
18. Open your post when it comes through the door & create a filing system for any keep/outstanding
19.Limit the amount of times you check your emails
20. Use an app timer
We've all done it... logged onto Insta just for '5 minutes' that have easily turned into an hour. App timers are THE perfect solution for this - as long as you stick to them!
21. Take digital detoxes
I conducted a live experiment for my dissertation at university on this subject & found digital detoxes to increase productivity, lower feelings of anxiety & depression & maximise productivity. Suffice to say, digital detoxing is something I do regularly.
So, that's it for today. Let me know which ones work for you. Have you tried some of the ones I've listed already? And what are your own favourite hacks for maximising productivity & saving time daily?
Wishing you the best week ahead my friend!