Are You Busy or Productive? 3 Tips to Be More Productive

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Are you constantly busy?

Do you have a huge to-do list, but never seem to have enough time to get things done that you need?

Do you want to change things up and get more done?

We all know someone that is crazy busy (ahem… hand raised!!)

In fact most of our society is addicted to being busy.

There is a huge difference between being busy and being productive.

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Personally, I was the queen of being busy, so much that I prided myself on how busy I was!

I felt like I was so busy all day but don’t at the end of the day, my “to-do” list looked the same or even longer. I remember my husband asking, “Well what exactly did you do today?”
and I wanted to stab him in the eyeball!!

2013 was a crazy year of busy-ness but you know what? I hardly remember anything that was truly accomplished by the end of the year!

How does it sound to not busy and get more done?

Impossible right?

Well let’s talk about this whole being busy vs being productive idea.

You have to really think about what it is you are doing; are you busy because it makes you feel good?

Is it making you successful? Are you actually getting things accomplished?

The definition of productive is: achieving or producing a significant amount or result.

Something you accomplish towards your goals.

Let’s go over the 3 tips that will help you to become more PRODUCTIVE and take ACTION.

  1. Prioritize- Ask yourself what’s going to get me to the next step? To my bigger goal? Number the things you have to get done and organize them in order from most important to least. Then only do 3-5 a day, have a power list for daily tasks to give you momentum towards your goals.
  2. Stop Multitasking- DO NOT multitask. Studies show that you actually have less focus, get distracted and accomplish less. Stay mindful and present. Finish one thing at a time.
  3. Delegate Tasks- Have someone else help with the things you don’t need to do. Hire someone that is better skilled at a task then you are. Ask your kids (freeloaders) or spouse for help around the house. Do not try to do everything. Do what you are good at and delegate the rest. No one ever died of a dirty house, I promise.

Today I want you to go out and be productive.
Prioritize what you really want.
Make a list of the things that you can delegate and do one thing at a time.

Figure out what your number one priority is and go after it!

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