Bloggers Share How To Be More Productive In Life

Bloggers Share How To Be More Productive In Life

LSP - Blog Collaboration Series

Walking in and out of my room, going back to and forth from the kitchen, holding a mug of my favorite tea, I ponder over collaborations and an infinite list of unfinished tasks. Multitasking is my thing, although it does overwork my brain. But that’s how I roll. One of my collaborations is a result of this post. I decided working on content with a few fellow lifestyle bloggers. One of the bloggers, Claire Mac, came up with many ways to stay productive, and I thought why not. Someone who doesn't go by the book, and doesn't have a set routine even with a job, could learn something from them. On another note, I admit I should do a few things to get the best out of the time I have on my disposal. But before I get to that, let me introduce to you a few fantastic bloggers on my platform. They are going to share practical tips with you on how you can stay productive, in various facets of life. The topics covered are parenting, travelling, studying, blogging, full time job, and working from home. I welcome the seven wonderful bloggers on my page.

How To Be More Productive - Blogging Experts' Advice

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  •  Claire Mac from United Kingdom. She blogs about parenting, and lifestyle.
  • Kelly Diane, The Kelly Diane Report from United Kingdom. She blogs about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle.
  • Karalee, Tales of Belle from Denmark. She blogs about beauty, books, and lifestyle.
  •  Fashion and Frappes from United Kingdom. They blog about fashion, lifestyle, and travel.
  • Della, Della Loves Nutella from United Kingdom. She blogs on beauty, travel, and life.
  • Nadiene, Just Nadiene from United Kingdom. She blogs on beauty, and lifestyle.
  • Katie, Dating Bitch from United States. She blogs about relationships, and lifestyle.

So let's jump in and see what these bloggers have to say.

 

Claire Mac

1. How To Be More Productive As A Mum

As a mum I feel like I have had to learn to become productive. Entering motherhood was a drastic transformation for me in terms of learning new priorities and ways to increase productivity. To manage 101 other jobs to do during the day, I had to learn the art of productivity!

The biggest trick I learnt in becoming more productive is to prepare as much as humanly possible beforehand. Foreseeing all the little jobs may sound like the most boring thing in the world, but for me and my lifestyle, it has been an absolute Godsend. This means preparing my daughter’s bag the night before or making sure nappies are stocked up before we run out. It is outfit planning for the week ahead or compiling a shopping list as and when we need things so nothing gets forgotten. It is curating an effective toy rotation scheme to keep my daughter stimulated.

I believe that “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. A job that may only take five minutes could possibly save you half an hour if you came back to it a few days or weeks later. If advance preparation gives me more time to be productive with my daughter, I’m going to blooming well do it.


The Kelly Diane Report

2. How To Be More Productive When You're Travelling

I absolutely love writing for my blog. However, what I love more is travelling the UK with my boyfriend in our converted van. You might be thinking that doing the two things is stressful, but fear not. I’m bringing you tips to be more productive while travelling.

Whether it's a staycation or you're travelling further afield, the best way to stay productive is to be organized. I write and schedule content to promote in advance before travelling so I can then relax. It gives me more opportunity to focus on enjoying my travels. There are also helpful apps such as Buffer, which allows you to schedule your social media in advance. This has been a lifesaver for me. It means I can have fun exploring new destinations.

Another tip is to create morning and evening routine. When I'm travelling, I schedule social media content over my breakfast. In evenings I check on blog works, and enjoy away the rest of the day. By following them, people haven't realized that I'm away travelling, because they see no change or silence on my blog and social media.

 

Tales of Belle

3. How To Be Productive As A Blogger

Blogging can be challenging especially if you are studying, a parent, have a job, or have other obligations. So I will tell you how to manage blogging. First, decide how often you want to publish a post and what would work best with your schedule. Since I am currently taking Danish classes three days a week, I find publishing a new post once a week perfect for me. Next, figure out when you have free time, set some of that time aside for blogging. I often set time aside during evenings and on weekends to work on my blog.

To be more productive, I suggest making a weekly to-do list with different blogging tasks you would like to complete, such as writing and editing a post, comment engagement, and social media promotion. Also, when I have an idea for a blog post, I jot it down with notes in my Notes app on my phone. So when I do write a post, I already know what to write about. Furthermore, I also recommend planning your posts in advance. I plan my posts at the beginning of every month. Finally, use the time you have during breaks at work, school, or home to do smaller blogging and socials tasks.


Fashion and Frappes also share a similar routine to Karalee.


Fashion and Frappes

4. How To Be More Productive As A Blogger With A Full Time Job

As someone with a pretty intense full-time job and a blog, organization is the key. Last minute stress kills confidence, productivity and incentive, so I try to avoid this. I have task lists for everything. I don’t want my brain to be taxed trying to remember small tasks. If it is in the list, it is not cluttering up space in my brain, leaving it to be more creative. 

I also try and use all the bits of time I have, waiting for the bus or tube etc. I use this time to schedule social media, write up blog on my Notes app (like I’m doing with this one), and edit photos. I have a strict policy of not using apps to pass time. I don’t have games on my phone as that is just buried time. Finally, blocking out time for everything you need to do in your calendar. This helps as a reminder, gets things done, and helps you be on time for everything you need to.


 Della Loves Nutella

5. How To Be More Productive In Everyday Life

 Productivity doesn’t necessarily mean completing the longest list of things to do every day, it can be the smallest wins that give you a sense of accomplishment. We all struggle with this need to be constantly productive to feel fulfilled but that is not attainable.

Being productive in your everyday life is a mindset. My biggest tip to keep a productive mindset is to celebrate when you have completed tasks. It could be as simple as tidying your room or completing a long assignment. Once done, give yourself a pat on the back or say something positive about the task at hand. We’re so conditioned for the need to be busy that sometimes we don’t take the praise for resting and looking after ourselves. Cheer yourself on like you do your best friend or a close relative as I can assure you, with the right motivation, being productive and feeling productive comes a lot easier to you.

 

Just Nadiene

6. How To Be Productive When A Task Is Tedious

We all experience a day of the most tedious of tasks. If it is multiple tasks, the result can be a person sitting idle watching the clock tick away. If you frequent experiences like this, then here are some tips to keep you productive.

Tackle the most important task first. The boost of completing something will keep you going, and finishing tasks earlier in the day will help you avoid missing deadlines. Also notice if you have added tasks to your list that take less than five minutes to complete, do those right away. Completing mundane tasks will lessen visual demotivation, and the quick win will increase your motivation.

Chunk your day into bite-sized pieces with short breaks in between. Chunking tasks will help you power through your jobs quickly whilst not feeling like there is one never-ending task to complete. Reduce distractions by utilizing focus settings on your desktop. This way you can pace your chunked tasks by checking time on the phone, and keep on without interruption.

 

Dating Bitch

7. Breaking The Block: How To Be More Productive As A Writer

I’m a writer at heart. As a blogger, I’m constantly writing new pieces and usually don’t struggle with finding ideas. But for my other writings, it’s a whole different story. I suffer this affliction known as Writer’s Block. I want to write but I just don’t feel inspired. I don’t think you can overcome Writers Block, but I do think you can find ways to be more productive.

First, don’t try to fight it. When it hits, accept the fact that you’re not feeling creative and move on. Go for a walk, draw, or even start writing something completely new. For fiction, you could also work on different aspects. One thing I like to do is come up with potential character names, for instance. You can also write out physical description of your characters, or list bullet points of important plot lines. Finally, you could get away from your own work altogether and read a book. Sometimes, reading other writers’ work is enough to get creative juices flowing.  


Me?

8. How Can I Work Productive At Home

Pandemic has resulted in people working from home altogether. So I’m giving you a few "quick" tips on how to stay productive in lockdown. Like I said, I relate to this and should do more.

  • Set a best home office setup for productivity. Your home office could be a makeshift office, or a small office space. This will keep you focused.
  • Set office hours. Have office hours so you can set reasonable work and personal boundaries. You would be able to accomplish more of your goals this way. Wind up on time, and then relax or enjoy with your loved ones.
  • Take regular breaks. Get up from your sitting position every hour and give yourself time to recharge. Have water, take a walk, or speak to your family.
  • Reduce digital distractions. Mute socials notifications and save them for evening. Put away your phone when you know it’s not needed.
  • Do meal prepping. Prepare meals ahead of schedule. This can save a lot of your time if you are a busy member of your household.
  • Multitask. I am a multitasker. Or that is what saves my life? See if it does yours too.

 

Conclusion

The seven bloggers are managing families, work life, studies, travel, and blogging. Their life experiences reflect practical advice to stay motivated, including my little tale of thoughts. If you do the above, you would be able to do better time management, ease your burden, and stay more productive and focused in life.

So what do you think about the advice the bloggers shared? Can you relate to any of those? Let me know in the comment section below.

Huge thanks to the content creators collaborating with me for this post. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did working with them. I also hope you subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out on amazing content I bring out for you.

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Isa A

Blogger's Critic on the best in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

80 comments:

  1. Great tips - you've really covered all bases here! I definitely find to do lists super helpful for blogging, and generally taking breaks is so important. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. really, I never did to-do lists but blogging took me to it. thanks for reading <3

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  2. Really needed this post right now! I thought my summer would be more productive, but sadly I've been wasting it away in my bed and on my phone lol. Planning everything beforehand is something I really need to start doing, especially for blog posts. I'll also try setting certain times to work, so that I'm more focused.
    Thanks for sharing all these types!

    Sejal | www.thelazygal.com

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    1. thanks a lot for such a lovely comment Sejal. I'm glad it helped. <3

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  3. Thank you for allowing me to collaborate. I have loved reading everyone else's advice too.

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    1. thank you so much for working with me Kelly. I loved the outcome with you lot! <3

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  4. This is a great post - lots of great ideas on how to remain productive! For myself I'm a planner and I find the best way to stay on track is know what I'm doing and what comes next, as most of your collaborators outlined for them as well! Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. planning is a mus tin this time and age. thanks for reading Alex <3

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  5. I love these tips! The being more productive when travelling was a really great section! I also really enjoyed the working from home section x

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    1. I loved the travel section too and glad you liked it Kayleigh <3

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  6. What a great collab post, Isa! These ladies and yourself are some strong strong people and I loved reading how you all deal with organisation. I am going to try and attempt to change my way thanks to all your tips x

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    1. thanks a lot for the kind words Simona <3

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  7. Nice to know the advices of fellow bloggers! Really useful! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Great tips here. As a mum I really do find it difficult to anything done on my blog, so I've stopped beating myself up about it, and now have 7-9pm every evening for my blogging time. I agree though organisation really is key.

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    1. i agree as a mum it can get tough. thanks for visiting my page Lindsay <3

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  9. There is some really great advice here! It can be so hard to be productive as a mom working at home. These tips are gold! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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    1. it really is a toughie for mums. thanks for reading <3

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  10. This was such an amazing collab! You covered all bases and such a great inclusion of a variety of incredible bloggers!

    Loved this read!

    Nons Mshengu
    Creator of Cher Belle

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    1. thanks Cher. yea they are incredible pals and bloggers. <3

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  11. These are some really great tips!! It's so important to have a routine xx

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    1. yea it is. thanks for reading Della <3

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  12. These are such great tips! One way I stay productive is by using a to-do list. To do lists are a Godsend and they give me the motivation I need to push through!

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    1. i also do a to-do and it really is handy. thanks for visiting my page Cher <3

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  13. Thank you for letting me be a part of this collab! It was wonderful reading everyone's advice & I definitely relate to Claire! I prepare as much as I can the night before (picking out my daughter's clothes, making her lunch, pack her bag, etc.) so there is less to do in the morning before I take her to school & go to Danish classes myself.

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    1. thanks a lot for working with me Karalee! Lots of love. <3

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  14. Great tips! I try to do as much ahead of time as I can so I'm not stressed out. Making lists, plans, and laying out clothes have all helped me be more productive.

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    1. yea, that does release some of the burden. thanks Heidi <3

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  15. These are some great tips! I've always struggled with motivation and organization, so even small changes can make a big difference for me. Thank you for sharing this advice!

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    1. thanks Irene. uphills do come but its important to keep pushing through them all <3

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  16. I LOVED reading this. I am quite productive but I do have moments of lull. I've let blogging become unproductive for me recently and I've got the itch to get myself organised again. Love so many of these bloggers: Claire Mac & Tales of Belle are two of my faves!
    Rosie

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    1. thanks Rosiee for reading and loving it. loved your feedback <3

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  17. Loved all of these tips! Have been struggling with productivity lately so they come at the right time! List are totally my saviors and completely agree on doing small tasks that can help in the long run on the day x

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    1. lists are saviours when it comes to blogging ive seen too. thanks for reading Christina <3

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  18. Impressive blog with a well researched information given. Loved reading it and definitely shared it amongst peers and colleagues. Keep sharing more!
    Blogging Generation

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    1. Thanks a lot fore reading and sharing. means a lot. xx

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  19. Thanks a lot for providing such a unique and insightful blog that is a top thing for me!
    Thanks a lot for keeping us updated with the top blogger productive tips and methods.
    Have a good day>
    yougov

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    1. you too and thanks for visiting my page. xx

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  20. It all depends on how well rested I am, but I feel it's a lot less stress if you prepare parts of your blog posts in advance :)

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    1. in advance is needed which i often do not do sometimes too. hehe <3

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  21. Really appreciate these realistic ideas to being more productive. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks a lot for visiting my page and reading this! <3

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  22. Oh this post spoke to me! We are in the midst of a lockdown here in Sydney, and rather than having more time to blog, I'm feeling incredibly lethargic from cabin fever. But your post and input from fellow bloggers has given me food for thought I'm going to start implementing asap! Thank you so much!

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    1. Australia.... its the same everywhere indeed. i;m glad you liked the tips Yumcha <3

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  23. Loved these. As a new mum I was lucky to have a lot of people guest post. And now I schedule social media ahead. If I've got more of a chilled week I'll do as much ahead as I can. That's for writing posts too. I'm also big on meal prepping. I'll plan weekly meals a month in advance. And then bulk cook a lot too so I don't need to make fresh meals every day. It's a lifesaver!

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    1. meal prepping is, and managing blogging as a mother. hats off to you guys haha. and thanks for visiting my page <3

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  24. Love these gals! Productivity is key to success and it really depends on how you set yourself up. I loved reading each portion. Thank you for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  25. I really appreciate that tips of relaxing and taking a break made it into this post as well. This is as important as being productive - there is no way we can be productive unless we give ourselves a break as well. Really enjoying this series.

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    1. thank you so much for working with me Fashion and Frappes! Looking forward to more with you. <3

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  26. This is really great advice. I’ve found my bullet journal helped me to find a semblance of productivity and set goals!

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    1. yea. bullet journal, i also keep one. thanks for reading Mariella. <3

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  27. I really enjoyed reading the thoughts of the latest round of bloggers. I definitely find it easier to break my days into smaller chunks of productiveness.

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    1. thank you so much for being here, reading and all Kelly! love your support <3

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  28. I love this! My productivity of my blog has definitely been suffering from working full time.

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  29. These are all tips from fellow bloggers. I sometimes struggle with staying productive

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  30. This is so helpful. I definitely agree with Claire Mac about the importance of preparing. I always find that when I prepare, I'm much more successful in any aspect of life.

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    1. thanks for reading and visiting my page Christina! <3

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  31. Awesome bloggers, as a mom can be so much work but when organizing and be productive is amazing. It can be different factor for being productive for moms.

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    1. thanks for reading Fransic, glad you liked it! <3

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing the views of the bloggers above. We can all learn from each other that way!

    --Sue
    www.susanberkkoch.com

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  33. Great tips, especially on how to juggle different commitments and challenges. I've let things slide over the past few months but have set a schedule for August that works around my job and it is making a difference

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    1. yea, scheduling make you remember what and when to do. Thanks. can you link me oyur page please? <3

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  34. Brilliant and needed tips. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Great tips! This is well researched and a provides a very realistic way of getting things done. It was interesting to hear from different perspectives.

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    1. glad you liked them, and thanks for visiting my page. <3

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  36. I love all these mini how-to be productive tips! I find the one about the full time job useful because I'm going back to university soon. Thanks for sharing gals!

    Alexis| http://cafe-beauty.com

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    1. oh nice. congrats for that. glad you liked them. <3

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  37. This is such a helpful post, I always try to get into a good routine which helps me stay productive- but I am the worst for procrastination x

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    1. thanks for reading Eleanor. i do procrastination heaps too. <3

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  38. Some great advice from different people! Thanks for posting this advice on writers block, and meal prepping is something I need to do.

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    1. glad you liked some tips. thanks for visiting my page. <3

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  39. Very interesting post! I love to see everyone's answers. Thank you for sharing!

    Alexis| http://cafe-beauty.com

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  40. Hello! I love round up posts as they can show everyones perspective!! Some really great advice, thanks for sharing! Alicia

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  41. I've been struggling recently with my full time job and blogging but these bloggers and you have inspired me! Some great productivity tips here and I'm excited to put them into practice!

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  42. Great advice from many different perspectives. So helpful as a new blogger. Thanks! =)

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