We’ve all been there, done that, got the medal and all sorts – somewhere from feeling super productive when waking up to all of a sudden, it’s 6pm and you feel like you’ve achieved nothing – apart from watching numerous cat videos, eating a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s and scrolling through Instagram to catch up on all the stories.
It’s also worse when you know you that everything you haven’t achieve today will be added on to tomorrow’s list and you can already feel the immense pressure which just makes you want to curl up in a ball and cry. However, there are ways to get through and recover from this temporary slump, follow simple ways below…..
Don’t beat yourself up about it
You may have lost a few hours in the day, but you know what? Its okay. Sometimes, our bodies do need a break, so it could just be a sign for you slow down. The world won’t pass you by, so don’t stress over it, it happens to all of us.
Lists are the way forward
I know I always drum on about lists, but they really are, the only way I can get things done. They pretty much organise my life and set me up for a productive day, every day. Doing this eases stress and gives me the satisfaction that I can get lots done.
Time your tasks
When I know there’s time limit, I am more likely to want to get things done. It’s not a case of rushing to get it done and then not producing the quality, it’s more the fact that I feel motivated to want to complete the task in the given time and it makes me concentrate a lot more.
Prioritising is key, but working on small things first also help
Sometimes, when my to-do-list is as long as my arm, I tend to get a lot of the smaller things done first before tackling the big tasks. This sets me in motion as my list gets smaller and smaller and mentally motivates me and makes me feel better about myself.
Have something to motivate your mood
I have mentioned this tip before in a previous post, but having something to look forward to i.e. dinner with family or a shopping trip with your bestie keeps you smiling and on track to complete tasks. This is one of my favourite ways to recover from being unproductive and it really does wonders for a dull day.
How do you recover from an unproductive day?