Although you might want to plop on the couch after work and zone out in front of the TV, there will still be daily chores and maybe additional personal goals that you’ll need to get done. By being more productive after work, you can do tasks like grocery shopping, food preparation and exercise in smaller batches instead of being faced with a huge pile of laundry to do on the weekend. Enjoy your weekends more by being more productive after work with these tips.
Being productive after work means knowing exactly what you want to accomplish and writing it down. Maybe one day you pay bills, maybe another day you take an exercise class. Whatever it is you want to do – schedule it for the following day.
Just get started on what is on your to-do list immediately upon getting home. The momentum will propel you to continue to getting everything else done. Start with the process of achieving goals.
If you have pets, you may want to feed them before getting into that productive zone. Hungry pets can steal away your attention with loud barking, nudging, and tugging. It is also unwise to ignore their needs. By making sure they are well attended to before being productive, you will be able to focus more and can make sure that your pets aren’t neglected as this can lead to tear stains, malnutrition, or dehydration.
This means laundry, loading and unloading the dishwasher, picking up the house, wiping down the counters. Don’t play on your phone, have a snack, only do housework. You will be surprised how much you can get done. This will keep your house neat and clean all week, your laundry is always done and you never get behind on it and be faced with chores all weekend.
When looking for ways to increase productivity, one of the easiest routes is to use apps designed to increase your productivity. These apps were specifically made to help you become more productive with the simple press of a few buttons.
By going to bed early you will be refreshed and have enough energy to tackle the day. In the grand scheme of trying to be more productive, quality sleep is crucial! You are adding more tasks onto your daily list and it is important that you don’t get burnt out. Depending on the time you need to wake up, plan to have at least 8 hours of sound sleep. This might mean getting IN bed an hour before you actually fall asleep.
Smartphones, tablets and personal computers are a black hole of distraction. They can and will keep you from the tasks you wish to complete. If the goal is to be more productive after work then it is important to turn off the electronics and focus completely on your tasks at hand. Don’t worry, it’ll only be for a short while. After being productive, you can go back to whatever you want to do on your electronics be it watching shows on Netflix, catching the latest fantasy football news, or simply talking to loved ones.