Have you ever had one of those days where you get nothing done on your long to-do list? You have so much to do, but you just can’t seem to focus on finishing any of them. Sometimes staying motivated can be hard. With so many things that distract us and pull our attention away from what needs to be done, it’s easy to procrastinate. So how do we stay productive? 

 To help stay productive and motivated here are some tips:

  • Move around! – Exercise is one of the best ways to clear your head and help you regain focus. It doesn’t have to be anything extreme, it can be as simple as a 10 minute walk outside. Changing your perspective through exercise will give you more energy to continue your tasks. 

  • Stay Positive – Having a happy, positive attitude is a great way to stay focused. If you surround yourself with uplifting thoughts and positive affirmations, you will start to see more positive results in your life. Speaking positive affirmations out loud will help your mind to think more clearly and keep you motivated. 

  • Change your view – Sometimes the environment you’re in can block your thinking. When this happens, it’s best to either take a break or move to another spot. A change in scenery can really help get you out of your funk and thinking creatively again. 

  • Start small – It can be very overwhelming when you have a lot of tasks. But an easy way to cope, is to break all those big tasks down into smaller, easier parts. This will help keep you from stressing and being completely overwhelmed. 

  • Celebrate – Don’t forget to reward yourself when you finish a task. Rewards are key to staying motivated. Every time you reach a goal, whether big or small, celebrate. When you have a reward to look forward to, it helps your mind stay focused on reaching your goal.