A good night’s sleep can transform your day, but are you being the best version of yourself you can possibly be? Today, Ecosa’s creative team share their best productivity tips to get the most out of your day.
1. Do a Miracle Morning Routine
If you’re not familiar with Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle Morning, it’s all about setting a morning routine that prepares you for a prosperous, successful day. Based on the habits of the world’s most productive people, the book is packed with tips to boost your energy levels and kick you into gear. From affirmations to exercising, Hal recommends six strategies that awaken your mind, stimulate your motivation and kick start your productivity first thing in the morning. Leave mediocrity behind, wake up earlier and transform your life before 8am. Challenge accepted?
2. Do Pomodoro Bursts
Whether you’re at getting things done at work, making important phone calls or ticking things off your to-do list at weekends, working in short bursts has been proven to power up your productivity and improve your overall focus. The Pomodoro technique involves working on important tasks for 25 minute periods, and taking short breaks in between. Use this Pomodoro timer to get more done in less time.
3. Take Breaks In the Middle of Tasks
Okay, this is weird one, but trust us – it works. Taking a break at the end of a set tasks makes sense, but it can be hard to jump right back into action post-break if you’ve got to start a whole new project. Ecosa’s web content writer, Emma, explains that she likes to schedule breaks right before she’s got something mega easy to do. “It helps me get back on track after my coffee break if I know that I’ve got something really simple to do next.”
4. Reward Yourself
Yep, this is permission to treat yo’self. Whether it’s a second afternoon coffee or a piece of chocolate, Ecosa’s social media manager, Kitch, swears by making sure she schedules treats for after she’s completed a task. “It helps me get to the end of something I’m working on, if I know I can’t have my snack or my coffee until it’s done,” she says. Proven to boost productivity, small rewards can keep you on track for the rest of your day.
5. Hold Yourself Accountable
Ecosa’s graphic designer, Sophie, is a big fan of accountability. “If I tell someone else I’ll get something done by a certain time, I know I have to,” she says. Whether you make a pact with a coworker to get those small tasks done, or share your deadlines with your partner, finding ways to hold yourself accountable can dramatically improve time management and help you keep to schedule.
Staying productive and achieving your goals isn’t all about getting a good night’s sleep the night before. Of course, the better you sleep, the better your day ahead, but it goes both ways. If you’ve had a successful day full of accomplishment and completion, your sleep will automatically improve – especially if you’re getting cosy on your Ecosa mattress. Make sure you’re switching off and winding down at the end of each day. Writing down your top three priorities for the next day is a great way to jump straight back into your winning streak and keep your energy levels high.