Easy Ways to Boost Productivity Every Day

By Stepy Kamei

We all have the best of intentions when we get up in the morning to have a productive and fulfilling day, but this isn't always so easy to achieve. For many reasons, it can be frustrating and difficult to work up the motivation to be productive and get things done. Even when we enlist the help of a to-do list, the issue only seems to get worse as the list gets longer and longer, and more overwhelming, as we continue to put off our chores and tasks which need to get accomplished. I'm always glad to learn about any new tips and tricks to help make motivation and productivity come that much easier, which is why I try to implement them into my daily routine so that they can benefit me. However, despite the following helpful tips, you do need to make sure you're taking care of your body in a healthy manner. Get the most out of life by seeing the doctors at The Joint Chiropractic to ensure you're feeling good and your central nervous system is operating at its apex. Along with this smart habit, here are some other ways to boost productivity. 

Use Rewards Strategically 

If you've ever had a dog, you know the best way to get them to do something correctly is by offering a reward for good behavior. Treat your own mind the same way for positive reinforcement. Whenever you're struggling to complete a big task, promise to treat yourself to a meal at your favorite restaurant or even a massage if you get the task done, and follow through on the reward if you've earned it. For smaller tasks, use smaller rewards. Tell yourself you can have a cup of coffee only after you finish catching up on emails, or you can only take your lunch break once you've written up that report. 

Background Noise Can Be Helpful

This may not work for everyone, but some people find background noise to be very helpful to get them to focus in on a task. Soothing classical music can help, as can a white noise machine. Alternatively, some people like to get work done amidst the din of a coffee shop -- I know this works for me!

Outdoor Environments Can Soothe You

Sometimes, the reason you're having trouble being productive is because you're stressed or anxious about what needs to get done. If this is the case, try adding some plants to your working environment. Being outside is a great stress reliever, but if you're stuck indoors all day, you may have to bring the outdoors inside. You can also try adding the color blue to your environment, as this is a calming and relaxing color.