One of the toughest things for me working from home a few days a week is productivity. I’ve always been organised but often I find that I’m overwhelmed so my productivity decreases. I’ve curated a list of things that really helped me kick my to-do lists butt and make sure I’m making the most of time at home.



– break everything down into smaller tasks
– then create numerous lists of the things that need to be done
– turn off email notifications and allocate particular times of the day for checking
– spend 10 minutes planning the week/day
– leave mobile devices in another room or on silent
– only check social media/phone at allocated breaks
– take regular breaks
– set a timer so you don’t get lost on one project
– identify when you work best and then adjust your working hours to suit
– consider background noise apps like Coffivity
– complete tedious tasks first
– get plenty of sleep
– organise your work environment and clean up regularly
– outsource if needed
– automation is your best friend. For bills, social media and anything else you can.
– try not to multitask
– celebrate the small ‘ah-ha’ moments as well as the big ones
– block those sites that you waste time on
– don’t beat yourself up when things go wrong. It happens so move on.


What are your top tips for increasing productivity?


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  • Kat

    Great tips! For some reason I find focusing on one thing at a time quite hard. Another tip is to reward yourself when you achieve a goal, I find that really helps keep me motivated (:

    Kat | Peachy Pink Gloss

    • Oh that’s a great tip! x

  • The Sunday Mode

    Setting a timer and making to do lists are essentials in my life to keep me organised. It may sound over dramatic but honestly if I didn’t make lists, I’d probably never get anything productive done!

    • Oh I’m the same! x

  • Rebecca

    Ugh I am guilty of not getting enough sleep :)
    Beauty Wanderer

    • Hmmm… Me too :P

  • Lauren Wilkinson

    I always find I’m less productive when I work from home. Have you tried the pomodoro technique? Might help :)

    Lauren xx bylaurenjane

    • oooo I haven’t! Off too google that x

  • For me in particular, its waking up earlier and doing my work in the morning!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

    • I used to be like that… Now I find if I work hard for 2-3 hours then have an 40 minute break it works well :)

  • nicole

    This is a great list! I would recommend people be realistic with their goals.You need to make sure that it is possible for you to do a lot of them and not only a couple x :)

    • Oh definitely so important x

  • Not spend your time making lists :P That’s just me, I like my list, and spend too much time just planning.

    • Hahaha that’s so true. I can be guilty of that as well.

  • Amazing tips! I definitely need to listen to the “put your phone in a different room’ one! It is so distracting haha


    • I do it sometimes and seriously get sooo much done!

  • The only check social media at allocated breaks thing is something I reallllllly need to take on board. Like the amount of time that I waste looking at my phone is ridiculous! x

    • It makes such a difference! x