Productivity: Sources For Staying On Track

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Friends,
Being laser-focused and completing 5 million tasks a day is hard. I get it, we all get it. It sucks. Sometimes, however, it's only our planning that needs a little tweaking to get us on the road to successful productivity. Here I've compiled a few links to help you on your way, plus a mini-list of what I find works for me. My methods aren't perfect, but I manage to get better and better every year.

Chantelle's List for Productivity
- Calendar
- List of all the tasks I need to complete (academic/personal)
- A smaller daily list tackling the above into a realistic schedule
- Sometimes, a 20-25 minute timer to see how much I can get done in one shot.
- If my brain is working super slow, I get up and eat something. Then I watch a tv show/movie/ youtube for 10-20 minutes. Don't convince yourself that the brain is perpetually in need of a break, that's called procrastination.
- Put a up a picture or an article of someone you admire; look at it whenever you feel like you've hit a wall & need motivation. Admiration works better than envy.

Links
- 5 truths that will make running your business & your life instantly easier
- Secret formula for getting things done and avoiding internet distractions
- Bullish: A Day in the Life (love it!)
- Organization & Time Management by Little bit of Lacquer
- Affects of stress on brains of medical students - DIT (aka stress = less productivity for everyone!)
- Stayfocused app based on Pomodoro Technique
- 3 tricks for staying focused - [p.s. if you're not working, then treat studying like a job]
- 13 ways to beat distraction and stay focused - TIME
- Healthy foods that boost productivity
- Printable lists: daily agenda, my daily six (week version), colorful to-do lists

Good luck!

Chantelle

Images: a & b (tumblr), c (here)
15 comments on "Productivity: Sources For Staying On Track"
  1. These are great tips! I really find lists to be the most helpful. I just have this drive to get everything on it done when there's a list.

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    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  2. I love the tips, and the photos a lot... Thanks for sharing! xx

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  3. Love the links!! Thank you! xx

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  4. So many great tips that apply to students and everyone else really. Also love the printables thanks for sharing :)
    xo

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  5. Love your planner/notebook and what a great list of links! Thanks :D

    xo Ashley

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  6. Ironically, I'm already procrastinating by reading this instead of doing work! Love the tips by the way, I'll definitely keep them in mind :)

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  7. That planner is amazing! Great tips to keep in mind. I'm a definitely task maker and love crossing things off my to-do list.

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  8. I NEED that planner...although it would also make a great printable to hang above my desk, lol. I'm going to check out those links now :)

    jess | Quaintrelle

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  9. We could probably all use a little help with staying on track. Thanks for sharing your tips and these fantastic resources!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. I love this post! I like being organized and productive, but yes it's hard to get sometimes. Your tips are really valuable, thank you Dear :)

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  12. Thanks so much for this post. I can totally relate to you I Just started this medication one week ago and as I write this post my face is burning especially around my eyes. My acne is exactly where you get yours I find sleeping on my back had helped. Thanks for The encouragement. Would you apply this cream after your shower in the evening and if so would you apply a moisturizer after as it could dry out your skin ?

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    1. I suggest giving your skin some rest after the shower, since it might be sensitive. Say 30mins-1hr after you shower, put on the cream and then tons of moisturizer!! Epiduo really dries everything out.

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  13. List and calendar are really important for me too and i always really like all your links.
    Thanks for sharing!

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