9 Habits of Productive People

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It’s not easy to stay productive, but here are nine habits that will help you be more productive and make your life easier. These habits include taking small steps, starting the day early, eating the frog, using productivity apps, finding shortcuts, automating where you can, rewarding yourself and trying out some of these habits yourself!

Habits of Productive People

It’s not easy to stay productive. Every day we are bombarded with distractions, whether it’s social media or just the sound of our phone pinging every time you get a notification. Here are nine habits that will help you be more productive and make your life easier.

Eliminate Distractions

Distractions can seriously destroy your productivity if you let it, especially phones and social media. If you want to instantly become more productive, put your phone down somewhere away from you and get to work. You will be amazed how much faster your tasks are completed when you aren’t picking up your phone to scroll through social media or answer ever ping sound you hear.

Here are a few ways to eliminate distractions:

  • Limit social media usage to 1 hour per day
  • Eliminate the distraction of phone by putting it away for a while
  • Close all other windows or tabs you are not working on

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead is an important habit of productive people. It takes all of the guesswork out of what needs to be done each day which not only can waste time but increase stress as well. Thankfully, planning ahead for your day doesn’t have to take much time or be complicated. It can be as simple as writing down your schedule or to-do lists for the day.


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Take Small Steps

To go with planning ahead, productive people often break up their tasks and goals into smaller steps that are easier and faster to complete. Not only does this help make projects more simple and easier to complete, it can be a great morale booster as well when you cross items off of your to-do list.

Start The Day Early

Although this can be a difficult habit for some people, very productive people often start their day off early by planning to wake up earlier than needed. Whether they use that extra awake time for a cup of coffee, self-reflection, or to get a jump start on that to-do list, waking up early is a great way to improve your productivity.

“Eat The Frog”

The term “Eat The Frog” refers to tackling your biggest or most important task from your to-do list first before anything else. That way you know that the most important item is complete even if you aren’t able to complete anything else from the list that day. This also makes all of the other tasks seem to be a lot easier to complete after getting the big task out of the way.

Use Productivity Apps

A really easy habit of productive people is to rely on their phone apps to organize their schedules, tasks and projects. As most of us tend to keep our phones nearby, we have thousands of productivity apps right at our finger tips. Check out my post on the 9 Best Phone Productivity Apps Here!

Find Shortcuts

This habit is my personal favorite, to find easier and more efficient ways of completing everyday tasks. Shortcuts such as better cleaning tools, faster cooking appliances and maintaining an organized home command center are some small ways I am able to save time to complete everyday chores.

Automate Where You Can

To go along with finding shortcuts, there are a lot of tasks that you can automate to save you even more time and be more productive. Technology lets us automate a lot in our lives these days, including grocery shopping through services like Instacart, subscription delivery of household and personal items through Amazon prime and through tons of applications to organize finances and schedules.

Take some time to look into services and applications that can automate things that you do regularly that will either make it easier, take less time or outsource the task to others.

Reward Yourself

A very useful habit of productive people is to reward themselves when they complete big goals or projects. The reward could be a dessert, money towards a vacation or maybe a new item or piece of clothing. Rewarding yourself makes you more excited and determined to complete more tasks.

Try out some of these habits of productive people yourself!

Even if you want to work on improving your productivity, all of these habits are things you can start trying right away to help you complete your tasks and goals. Pick one or even a few of them and see if they can help you become more productive!

What habits of productive people do you already have in place? Do any of these habits sound like they would be helpful to your productivity as well? If not, which ones can you start incorporating into your life right away and see if they help make your days more efficient and effective.

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