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5 Ways to be More Productive in 2018

Majority of people, especially the young population, wonder how they can make their days more productive. Usually, it feels as though the day flew by– as if time went too fast for us to accomplish any of our goals. With 2018 just beginning, there are new opportunities for you to change your perspective, set appropriate goals, and make progress. Here are five detailed ways to make your 2018 more productive:
1. Start with a Morning Routine 
As tempting as it is to sleep in, you need to start your day at a decent time– and that differs for everyone. Even if you do not have any work until the afternoon, consider getting up early to give yourself plenty of time and energy to get things done. Developing a good morning routine instills a sense of efficiency and inspiration for the day ahead. 
2. Create a Planning System 
Being able to visualise your goals, having a schedule for when to complete them, and actually finishing each task is hugely satisfying. Calendar apps, mobile or desktop notifications, and bullet journaling are effective ways of creating a planning system. 
3. Complete the Hardest Tasks First
Make the most intimidating or time-consuming tasks your first priority. Neglecting the hardest tasks only leads to more stress. Complete the things you don't like to do first, so that, you eventually get to the tasks you really enjoy.
4. Practice Self-Care
Do things that you need most to take care of yourself- be it getting a new haircut, exercising, eating healthy, or starting a creative hobby. Try to partake in things that take your mind off any overwhelming workload and make you feel empowered. You cannot be productive if you are not in the right mood. 
5. Balance Your Life 
Alongside practicing self-care, creating a balance between your workload and your personal life is central to your productivity. When you have scheduled downtime with your friends and family, you are motivated to manage your time effectively, so you do not have to cancel. 
Here's to a productive and brilliant 2018! 

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