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  • Writer's pictureValerie Estrina

5 ways to stay productive

Staying productive is a common challenge - it’s no secret that in a world where everything is so fast-paced and changing constantly, we may not be at the top of our game at all times. So many distractions, responsibilities, content to consume, and other demands: it’s important to stay focused and motivated, and not let yourself get distracted amidst the noise. But how? Here are 5 tips that work for us - and will surely work for you!

Prioritize self-care

Taking care of yourself should be at the top of anyone’s to-do list. This includes getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, and going outside. With today’s crazy schedules and remote work environments, we can easily forget our basic human body needs like spending time in the sun, fueling our body, and getting enough nutrients. When you are feeling both physically and mentally well, you are more likely to be productive and handle stress more effectively.

Set realistic goals

Setting realistic goals can help you stay focused and motivated. Break big goals and ambitions into small tasks. Starting small and working your way up is a much more manageable structure than starting from the top and getting overwhelmed seeing how far the finish line is. Try to break down large projects into smaller daily tasks that don’t take up too much of your time and energy.

Get organized

Keeping your workspace and schedule organized is essential to minimize distractions and increase your efficiency. If you’re someone who consumes a lot of content, it only makes sense to create an organizational structure for it. With Melon, you can save everything you’re consuming on the go, sort it into collections and structure your content in the way you want it - totally customizable! You can use Melon in a myriad of ways: from creating content lists for checking out when you have free time to keeping track of all the valuable insights you’ve been finding online.

Quality alone time

With so many distractions all around, it's important to check in with yourself and have a little alone time with your thoughts every now and again. This gives you the space to process all the information you're receiving throughout the week as well as lets you see things from a new perspective. Turn off notifications on your phone, close unnecessary tabs on your computer (just save it to Melon and check out later, duh!), and spend some time by yourself going on a walk with your favorite playlist or a podcast.

Surround yourself with supportive people

We’re big believers that the best things come from togetherness - and having great people around is crucial for boosting confidence and self-esteem, getting encouragement and motivation, increasing resilience, and decreasing stress and anxiety. Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can help keep you motivated and stay on track - especially if you hold each other accountable in your journeys! The Melon community can be a great start: here you’ll find lifelong learners of all backgrounds and ages, on a mission to level up - just like you.

By incorporating these tips into your day-to-day, you can stay productive and achieve your goals faster than you thought was possible. Remember, it's important to be kind to yourself and celebrate your accomplishments along the way <3

Big hugs,

Team Melon

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