4 Ways To Increase Your Productivity

As the end of this semester approaches and finals are looming, my stress levels are rocketing off the charts. With two projects, an essay, and an exam coming up, I feel like I’m working on something around the clock. When you’ve got so much to do, sometimes it seems easier to do nothing instead of tackling it all, but you’ve got to stay productive! Here’s 4 ways that I’ve come up with to decrease my stress levels and increase my productivity.



It’s easy to get caught up in social mediaΒ online that distracts you from the tasks you’re trying to accomplish. Take an hour and do something technology-free. Take a walk, bake something, read a book-just do it without using your screens. You’ll feel so refreshed without getting tangled up in the day to day minutia of Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Tidy Up


A place for everything and everything in its place can be applied directly to how frazzled you feel. Having a clean work area can make a big difference in how you feel about getting work done. Tidy your desk or bedroom, and you’ll see a big decrease in stress levels and a big increase in productivity! Getting things done seems so much more appealing with a great work space. I like to keep flowers on my desk to make me want to sit there more.

Treat Yo Self


When you finish a project or assignment, give yourself a reward! Little treats like cookies or candies tend to work well for me, but you can tailor this to whatever you like. Some like to reward themselves with $5 in shopping money whenever they finish a task.Β Find what works for you and use it to motivate yourself!

Get Outside

Girl Pointing At Sky In Summer

Getting outside for a breath of fresh air can do wonders for you. A walk, by yourself or with friends, maybe a jog or run, or even just taking your work outside can do wonders for your outlook. The air and gentle breezes make everything feel calming and relaxing, and a relaxed work environment can do so much for your productivity!

What do you think? What strategies work for you? Which way is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

Love Kiki


70 thoughts on “4 Ways To Increase Your Productivity

  1. I always found having a designated study area worked best for me. That way when I was in that space I knew to be “in the zone” so to speak. And exercising (even though you may not feel like it) always had an impact. I just felt more motivated and on the ball. Good luck with your finals!



  2. This is such a cute post! I love all of your advice, I definitely think unplugging is a great way to get more focused. I’m so glad that Instagram never existed when I was sitting my exams as I reckon I’d have failed hard haha. I struggle to concentrate enough anyway πŸ˜‰ Rewards sound so good too, I’m liking your shopping money, cookie and candy thoughts!

    Best of luck with your finals, I know you’ll shine! ❀

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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