Productivity tips from a master Procrastinator

Ivelina  —  July 28, 2015

And yes, I hope my title will not put you off of my productivity tips. I know that the world is run by go getters, but I like to think of myself as a go-getter when it suits. It does sound a bit lazy and it is very comforting to know that I can do that. I am very grateful to the 30 Day Blogging challenge, otherwise I would still be putting off writing yet another blog post. 

Today’s prompt is to share productivity tips from a master of any kind. I did think what am I really good at? The truth is-I am really good at procrastinating and putting things off, but somehow I manage to get things done. What can I say? If pushing yourself to meet deadlines and closing dates it’s your thing you are better off reading someone else’s post.

My productivity tips will help you if you avoid discipline and discomfort at almost any costs.

Over the years I have developed a system that nevertheless helps me to get things done. I value purpose and priority more than efficiency so that probably shows in my results as well. 

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So here are my simple 5 productivity tips, that I hope, will help you in some way

1.Create a structure. This means to pre plan as much as possible your actions without having to think about them once you have to do it. It may sounds silly in a way, but I managed to get 100 day of Video Blogging called Authentic Transformation a few summers ago because I had pre written the titles of my videos and it worked like magic. On the other hand if I had to think up a title daily I feel I would lose the momentum of getting it done. So in a nutshell prethink your actions and enjoy the process.

2.Do the work in batches of 20-30 minutes of pure undisturbed focus. There are quite few ways to achieve that. You can use a simple kitchen timer and set it up, you can download some of the productivity apps on your phone but it all starts with you making the decision, that you will work 20-30 minutes without any distractions. This time scale is very easy to achieve plus you have no chance of getting bored either. 

3.Keep going. No matter how long of a break you take, don’t give up on your goals and dreams.Time is a special force and you can use it while you can.

The most important thing is not to beat yourself up no matter what. Taking action, even small action towards your goals and dreams is part of the journey called life. Everyone is on a different stage of their path and sometimes results take time, but as long as you are learning and growing as a person you will enjoy the journey.

4.Accept the way you are. Sounds simple.One of the most important converstions that you have in your daily life are the conversations that you have with yourself.Be kind to yourself, be gentle and honest, be confident and above all believe that you are enough and that what you do is enough.

Always do your best, even if your best changes from moment to moment accept it. As it simple as this sounds I have had times in my life when I would beat myself up for not getting everything the way I had it in my head, or the way I sometimes disappoint other people. I am a chronic people pleaser and I am still learning how to  show my love and care without loosing myself in the process.

 

Here is a video where I share with you a simple reminder that everything that you do matter. Please press play to watch it.

 

 

5.Find an accountability support system, that works for you. Some people thrive when they have a personal mentor, others love joining communities, that offer support and accountability like myself. If you need a boost in your blogging skills I would recommend you the 30 day Blogging Challenge Group where as well as blogging ideas you get to connect with other bloggers. I enjoy this kind of improving my blogging skills simply because even if I stretch the 30 days I find the daily information very valuable.

Thank you once again for visiting my blog and I appreciate your endless love and support. 

Please leave me a comment below if you want to share any of your productivity tips. I would love to hear from you. 

Lots of love, 

Ivelina

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Thank you so much for visiting my site.

I was born and raised in Bulgaria (a small country in  Eastern Europe). I moved to Northern Ireland when I was 22 years old, full of hope, big dreams and an adventurous spirit.

I am the mother of four wonderful boys and although I am very grateful for each lesson I’ve learned in my life, I wish that some things might have happened sooner, but everything has it’s place and everything that is  worthwhile is not always easy.

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4 responses to Productivity tips from a master Procrastinator

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by. As the saying goes “your work is never done” so we just have to enjoy the ride.

  2. Great tips. I’m terrible and always slack off the work that I’m supposed to be doing!

  3. Thank you so much,. Glad you enjoyed the tips.

  4. LiveDreamSparkle July 28, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    I LOVE THIS, so very similar to some of my own values. Love the tips thanks so much x