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Getting everything done may seem like an impossible task to you right now. Perhaps you’ve got so much on your plate that you’re getting stressed out on a daily basis. Fear not! Getting everything done is an art.

Here are some pointers that can help you to be more productive and get as much as possible done:

Write a To Do List

Lists are a great tool for making sure you get everything done. Writing out a list can make your head feel clearer and help you to prioritize and organize the tasks you must get done first. Write down the tasks you must get done that day first, then any tasks that you want to do but aren’t crucial if you don’t do.

Get Outside Help

If you need to get something important done and you don’t feel like there’s any way you can do it, consider getting outside help. You can find things like assignment help online that can help you if you’re short on time and need work done ASAP. You could even hire a cleaner to take care of the household chores. There’s no shame in getting help every now and again.

Don’t Ask Too Much Of Yourself

Consider whether you’re not getting everything done because you’re asking too much of yourself already. If you’re writing umpteen tasks on your to do list, it’s no wonder you’re not managing to complete them all. You only get so much time in a day, so try to space out your tasks evenly.

Write Out A Schedule

Write out your schedule for the day/week. You can do this by looking at a calendar to see where your free spots are and how you can use them most effectively. If you plan everything, even the exact time you get up and take a shower, as well as how long you spend in the shower, you’ll better be able to manage your time.

Prioritise Your Mental Health

If you’re mental health isn’t on point, then you’re going to be sluggish and unproductive. You need to make sure you’re getting plenty of sleep each night. Aim for 8 hours, and make sure you wind down before bed so that it’s a quality sleep.

Meditation is another great tool for protecting your mental health. You only need to do around 10 minutes per day, and you can have more clarity, creativity, and happiness for the rest of the day. Doing ‘nothing’ might seem like a waste of time, but multiple studies have shown that meditation works. People who have had their brains looked at while meditating showed signs in different parts of the brain associated with positivity, love, and happiness. You can’t argue with the results and the studies!

Breaks during the day are important too. Make sure you have breaks at work, and that you’re giving yourself enough time to eat healthy meals. Healthy foods protect your mental and physical health, and help you to feel more energetic for the rest of the day. When you focus on maintaining a great diet, you’ll feel great and get more done.

Be Smart With Your Time

There are certain ways you can be smart with your time. For example, listening to podcasts on your morning commute. Commutes can be boring and many see them as a waste of time, but if you use them this way you’ll be able to make them count.

Get Rid Of Things That Drain Your Time

Take a long, hard look at the things you do each day and figure out whether they drain your time. For example, looking at emails multiple times a day has been proven to waste so much time. You can combat this by having set times to look at and reply to emails. Stick to these times and don’t be tempted to check during any other time. If you get stuck looking at your emails, you might find yourself clicking through to exciting offers and deals, and not getting anything done for quite some time. Try to catch yourself doing these things and you’ll be surprised!

It’s no secret that TV and social media are a big drain on time too. Watching TV is fine if you have nothing else to do, but watching hours of it each day is definitely a waste. Social media is designed to keep you scrolling all day long, so don’t fall for it. Try to wean yourself off it if you struggle with this already. Remind yourself that you’re not interested in anybody else’s life, and you need to focus on your own!

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Working on these things consistently will help you to get more done. What do you think?

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