Millennials have a reputation for getting easily distracted and/or bored. From raising kids to working and conquering the world, we are the generation of dreamers and doers! Productivity hacks can help you manage your time a bit more efficiently so you can focus on what matters to you.
7 Productivity Hacks for Millennials
1. Turn off Notifications
Cell phones are amazing little things, aren’t they? But social media and email notifications can be real time suckers if you don’t shut them down! When you know you’re going to be working on something important, turn off the notifications. Put your phone in airplane mode if you have to! Just make sure you aren’t connected to wifi!
Exercise is one of those productivity hacks most people don’t mention…because it takes time. But if you started your day with a 30-minute workout every single day, you’d be more energized and probably get more done.
3. Easy on the Drinks
Who doesn’t love a drink once in a while to wind down? But when drinking becomes the only way for you to relax, you might have a problem. And drinking problems lead to productivity problems (especially if you’re tired and hungover the next day).
4. Get a Standing Desk
If you’ve ever sat in a cubicle, you’ll know what I mean when I say that butt cramps are no joke! Standing can help you get more done. According to this study from the Washington Post, standing desks boost productivity…not just health!
5. Clean House While Chatting with your Bestie
This is one of my favorite productivity hacks! When I’m on the phone at my house, I do chores. It helps me to not think about the fact that I absolutely hate cleaning. Before you know it, your kitchen, dining room, and living room are all picked up or your furniture is dusted. It really works!
6. Drink More Water
I used to only drink water when I brushed my teeth. I’m not even kidding. A few years ago, I did an Aquatober challenge – drinking only water for the entire month of October. My energy levels were through the roof. My skin was clearer than ever. And I even lost a few pounds! Start by tracking your water intake using a free app. You should aim for at least half your body weight in water every day.
7. Take Advantage of your Most Productive Time of Day
Some people are naturally morning people. I am one of those people (shrugs). I know that I have to start my day with the most important tasks, or they won’t get done. For example, if I don’t work out first thing in the morning, I won’t get it in. If I don’t start writing first thing in the morning, when my brain is fresh, I struggle with finding the right words to put on paper.
If afternoons are your most productive time, take advantage of that and save the most important tasks for after lunch.
What productivity hacks do you use to get more done? Leave a comment below and share your best tips to have a more productive day!