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Productivity is an area where you need to pay attention to working at home moms. Unfortunately, life as a woman cannot avoid the effect of hormone running in your body. The mood will still play around. Today I’m sharing my top 5 Productivity Tips for Unmotivated Moms to help inspire you to succeed in whatever is on your task list this week.
Working at home should not decrease the professionalism in your business and homemaking performance. Being productive when you’re not motivated isn’t an easy task. Some days you may find yourself falling behind and wanting to do nothing but sleep all day. Other days you may be fully productive. Trying to find the productivity mindset when you’re not motivated isn’t easy but it is possible.
5 Productivity Tips for Unmotivated Moms
What do you do when you are not motivated? I had a tendency to step away from my planner. However, I am just aware that leaving all my to-do list is just a useless temporary denial that doesn't solve the problems I have. Instead, embracing, adjusting, and evaluating your lists in planner while tuning up your mind makes sense more than avoiding them. Here are 5 Productivity Tips for Unmotivated Moms you might want to follow.
Get up and Get Moving
The first productivity tip I have for you to today is to get up and get moving. Do not linger about starting your day and do not get on Facebook at all. Push yourself forward and perhaps go to a local café to start your day. When you force yourself to get up and get moving when you’re not motivated, shortly thereafter you will find motivation starts to creep in and you get into a rhythm of getting things done.
Set Looser Deadlines
Start giving your clients and other to-do task items longer deadlines. While you know you can get it done by Thursday, tell the person it will be done on Friday. This alleviates some of the pressure off of your shoulders and increases motivation. Setting looser deadlines and then accomplishing them earlier will also boost your self-esteem as you’ll free great getting things done before your set deadline.
Give yourself both short-term and long-term goals. Each day you should write a list of things you want to accomplish. This list can be written down on a piece of paper each morning while you’re enjoying your favorite breakfast and beverage. Setting daily goals will help inspire you to get productive without even trying as you’ll have a visual guideline to follow.
Set up a block schedule for your day. This means you only focus on specific tasks during a specific timeframe of your day. Set times when you’ll check email, work with the kids, get your own work done and do household chores. Each block of time will be utilized only for the specific task assigned to that time period. Challange yourself to be more strict rather than loose. It sounds impossible for you who are unmotivated; but trust me, it will work well to fire your motivation.
Turn off that cell phone, do not check emails unless it’s during your blocked schedule time and remove other distractions that keep you from maximizing productivity. You will know best what distracts you when you’re feeling less than motivated. If you have to turn your cell phone off for a few hours, do it! Whatever it takes to remove distractions, do this until you find motivation again.
There you have it, 5 productivity tips for when you’re feeling not motivated. Each of these tips, when combined, will help you maximize productivity levels and get stuff done quicker. During the process of using my top 5 tips, you’ll find that motivation will sneak back in and you’re getting things done super-fast.
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.