Productivity: Sources For Staying On Track

28 October 2013

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.

- 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!


Images: a & b (tumblr), c (here)


  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.

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  2. Love the links!! Thank you! xx

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

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

    xo Ashley

  5. 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 :)

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  9. 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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    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.

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

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