Hi everyone! Welcome back to my blog, or hello if you’re new around here 🙂
I’m sure you all know how hard it is to stay busy in summer, right? It’s easier to sleep in, veg out in front of the TV, and play computer games, rather than stay focused on tasks and work on getting things done.
I’ve experienced this year after year. And now I want to do something about it. So here are a few of my tips for staying active and productive this summer!
- Get into a routine. Waking up at a similar time every day, going to bed at a similar time every day, and even having lunch at a similar time every day can really help get your head in the game. Your brain will know exactly how much time you have to spend being awake, and you’ll be more focused on what you have to do.
- Determine your to-do list. I love to create a list every day of the things I want to accomplish or work on. That’s why I bullet journal! It allows me to decide exactly what I want to do, but if I don’t complete it I can simply cross it and push it forwards to the next day. You don’t have to bullet journal, or even write down your list on paper, but it just helps to prioritize on what you have to do, so you don’t get too distracted on other things.
- Time yourself. It’s quite rewarding to see how much you’ve accomplished, and you can do this by tracking how long you spend being productive each day. I use an app on my phone called Forest, where you set a time for how long you want to stay focused. If you manage to stay on task, you get to grow a virtual tree, and you can continue to grow your virtual forest each day. It’s fun, easy-to-use, FREE, and really motivating. (Note that I am not sponsored! Just stating an honest opinion ❤ )
- Create a mixture. No use doing the same thing, day after day. Try and mix your to-do list up a little! For example, my summer priorities are my homework (academical), my piano (musical), my golf (exercise) and my guinea pigs (leisure?). They’re all a bit different from each other. You can have anything on your priority list: learning a language, cooking new foods, whatever. As long as it doesn’t resemble something like this… tennis practice, football matches, running every day, hitting the gym, boxing sessions, basketball training… XD
- And finally: Allow yourself a break. It’s summer, after all. Make sure you take a bit of time for yourself each day, doing whatever makes you feel happy. Whether that’s taking the dog for a walk, blogging (hehe), or running yourself a nice warm bath. A mixture of work and play will pay off immensely.
Thank you all for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed, and I hope this post has helped you out a little. See you soon!
Incomplete Thinker xx