Do These 4 Things Daily to Stay Productive Every Day
Today I have a bonus for you! It’s a special FB Live recording I did in January that was so popular and had such great feedback that I wanted to bring it to the podcast as well. It’s about the 4 things you need to do daily to stay productive.
Let’s face it, we are in February now, you may be slowing down on your goals, getting a little tired, maybe it’s cloudy and snowy and you just have lost all motivation. Don’t worry, it’s just a matter of putting a few little habits back into your day and you’ll be able to turn around your motivation quickly and get back into the game. So let’s do this!

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How do you feel about your day? Do you have a to-do list: What do you do every day to stay productive?
Note: If you want a copy of our daily to-do list template, click here.
KEY CHANGE I MADE ONE WEEK AGO: I am in control of my schedule. How can I work 4 hours per day? How can I work 2 hours per day?
The book Deep Work by Cal Newport really influenced a lot of the things. I wasn’t getting focus time.
I’ve been waking up early.
I’ve been filling out our Classy Career Girl Planner with these 4 things and doing them every single day. They work!!
I am creating my schedule the day before and my priorities the day before.
I am having wrap up time at the end of the day.
I have gotten so much done this week and it’s been an amazing week. I finally feel in control of my life and on top of what needs to get done. I feel ahead of the game. I have less stress. I know I can meet my goals. I’m working out daily. I’m reading. I’m doing my good habits. I am productive.

Do These 4 Things Daily to Stay Productive Every Day

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Step 1: Set Your Priorities 

If you woke up feeling like you have a million things to do, you aren’t alone. They key is to write down your priorities. What are the most important things that need to get done? What are those small baby steps you can do that will help you reach your long-term goals? Those are your priorities!
When you know your priorities before the day starts, it will help you focus and decrease the overwhelm of all the things you feel like you need to do. I complete my to-do list the night before so I know the first thing to do when I wake up in the morning.
I ask: What’s the one thing I can do that will make everything else easier or even unnecessary?
Your action: Write down your priorities for the day the night before. This will keep you on task and motivated!

Step 2: Create Your Affirmations 

What are affirmations? They are something you do daily that describe a goal in its already completed state. We believe so highly in the power of affirmations that we added them to our new Create Your Future 90-day Planners (they are back in stock NOW!!).
On your daily planning sheet, we created a section to write your daily affirmations. It is something I do every day, and I want you all to get into the habit of doing affirmations.
So, how do you create affirmations?
I did an entire blog post and podcast on how to create effective affirmations. Listen here.
Note: We believe there is no right or wrong way to create and write affirmations. Do what works for you to help you stay positive and don’t worry if they are written perfectly.
And here’s a blog post with a list of affirmations for entrepreneurs and job searchers.
A few of my favorites lately I have been writing down are:
  • I will create the most extraordinary life I can imagine.
  • There are no limits to what I can achieve.
  • I am 100% committed to becoming the person I need to be.
  • My goals are possible.
Your action: Share one of your favorite affirmations in the comments below. Let’s inspire each other and give each other some good ideas of what to write.
And if you aren’t sure what to write yet, just say that you are still getting ideas!

Step 3: Share Your Gratitude

When you aren’t grateful, you won’t receive more in return. Gratitude is all about giving thanks. Ungratefulness is taking the things in your life for granted. You are taking instead of giving if you are ungrateful.
When you’re grateful for the things you have, no matter how small they may be, you will see those things instantly increase. You will be happier when you count your blessings. The more gratitude you feel, the happier you will be. Studies show people who practice gratitude have closer relationships, are more connected to family and friends and are viewed more favorably by others.
This is exactly why I make it a habit in my morning routine to write down three things I am grateful for each day. It just makes me happier and gives me a better outlook for the day.
Your action: Share what you are grateful for in the comments below. Bonus points for adding a photo! 🙂

Step 4: Brain Dump All Your Priorities, Then Set Your Top Priorities  

I know you have a ton of to-do’s whirling around on in your head right now. Am I right? Now it’s time to list them all out. Do a brain dump of all the things you “should” do today. Don’t worry! You won’t be able to do them all, but it will help decrease your stress to get them out of your head and onto paper.
Remember, none of these items are your top priorities. They are just items you should do. You might have laundry on here. Or checking email. Posting on Instagram, etc. These are tasks you should, do but aren’t necessarily going to help you reach your goals today.
Each day you’ll complete your top 3 priorities first and then head to your other important items section. Or you can set an hour in your calendar each day to complete these other items.
Your Action: Share a selfie of you and your finalized daily to-do list! We can’t wait to see!

Note: If you want a copy of our daily to-do list template, click here

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