Productivity is an elusive goal for many. So many of us are stressed out by the amount of things we have to do, and the amount of daily activities we fill our lives up with. We want to live full and successful lives, but there’s that nagging feeling that we never get through our to-do lists completely and it’s frustrating. Maybe you want to start your own blog, your own business, cook more, spend more time with your family, start exercising every day, but there just never seems to be enough time in the day.
This is where productivity comes in and why it’s such a major goal for most people. We wanted to share a few of our favorite tried and true tips that can increase your productivity and help you reach your goals this year. 2017 isn’t a time to procrastinate or wallow, it’s a time to get stuff done and create a healthier and happier life for yourself. Let's begin!
We all know that this time of the year is when we start to look ahead to the next 12 months, and brainstorm ways in which to better ourselves. I’m sure you all are already wonderful people inside and out, but it still never hurts to understand your weaknesses and improve upon them. It’s great to have self-reflection throughout the year, say at the end of every month, but we understand how busy lives can be and how easily it can be to forget about it. A lot of us only feel inspired enough to make big changes in our life at the New Year or after another birthday.
And that’s okay. The passing of time can be a great motivator to remind you that there’s no time like the present. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and we may as well make the best of our lives and our time on this planet while we can. 2016 was a hard year for a lot of people, in some ways in seems like nothing went right. There are a lot of ways to make 2017 a better year for yourself and for those around you.
There are our top 5 picks for unique & healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
The holidays can be a great time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished and experienced in the past year. It can be the perfect time to celebrate family and friends and show your love for those who you’re closest too. The holidays are a time for good food, good company, and reflection. Unfortunately, they can also be a time of increased stress.
Why are the holidays so stressful? Maybe it’s because it’s the end of another year and marking the passing of time can be overwhelming for some. There’s also a lot of pressure we put on ourselves to be our best selves at this time of the year.
That could be for family gatherings, with some family members that you don’t get along with all that well. That could be for romantic couples, putting the unneeded pressure on themselves to find perfect Christmas gifts for each other. Or it could be putting pressure on yourself to come up with the perfect New Year’s resolutions and follow through with them. Sometimes the stress simply comes from an increase in crowds and holiday travel.
Because most people have similar mindsets and/or problems when it comes to the holidays, it creates a frenzied and rushed energy. Everyone feels like they don’t have enough time, and we often forget to take a moment to just relax and think about where our stress is really coming from.
We wanted to put together a list of our favorite recommendations from top bloggers to de-stress this holiday season. One less person that’s stressed this December means less negative energy being put forth during the holidays, and that’s always a good thing!