I must make a confession – I LOVE to sleep. If sleeping were an Olympic sport, I am confident that I could go for the gold. Well at least the silver, probably some spotty teenager would out sleep me.
Recently, I have been trying out a little experiment; getting up 45 minutes earlier than usual and I am loving it. No I am not nuts, yes I still love a lie in but I have discovered that I find it better to write before the day has a chance to wear me down. I adore the sense of acomplishment.
My new routine can benefit anyone not just bloggers. I am happy if I do a load of laundry, clean the cat box, put stuff on eBay or just about anything I can tick off my list for the day. One of the best ones is to fire up the slow cooker before I go to work then when I get home dinner is just about ready.
A few days a week, I work at a fairly un-fulfilling office job, where the sense of accomplishment is pretty non-existent. You know how admin work never ends. These are the days that it is especially important for me to do something creative and or constructive before I get to the office.
I have also recently started to use Mark Forster’s Autofocus, which is one of the simplest productivity systems ever. All you need is a notebook and a pen. I love it as it is like stream of consciousness productivity. Make a list and tick it off. Have a look at the video in the link for a much better description.
I am always looking for bigger, better, faster, etc productivity tools, do you have any favourites? I am game to try almost anything to be more productive.