How to Stay Productive During the Summertime

With summer in full swing, it can be hard to stay productive. I know for myself, I spend most of my days at home watching television, occasionally leaving to run some errands. But recently, I’ve taken advantage of all the free time and starting (or attempting) to plan out my day. I’ve noticed a difference, so I thought I would share my tips on how to stay productive with you all!

+ Block out time for things that are important to you
If you have things that you want to start making a routine, it’s important to make time for those things. For me, it’s job searching and blogging. Those are the two things that I’ve definitely been trying to do more of during my days. My typical time to do blogging work is in the morning and night, so I know to make sure I don’t have anything else planned for those times! I’m also trying to get back into the groove of working out, which I’m still trying to pick the right time for.

+ Get out of the house
It’s easy to get distracted while doing your work at home. Aside from that, the Internet at our house isn’t that strong (you can’t even stream Netflix!), so I know that I have to go somewhere else to do things that require a lot of bandwidth. Going to places like a coffee shop or cafe can really boost your productivity levels because you don’t have the typical distractions, and you can explore new places in your area!

+ Pick up a hobby
I’ve recently been helping my dad cook dinner at our house. I will definitely say it’s a new hobby of mine! I love helping him make new meals. There are several other things that I want to try, like hand lettering, running, videos (possibly), etc. I always believed that the summer time was the perfect time to start, especially when you don’t have a lot going on.

At the end of the day, don’t be too hard on yourself. The summer is the time to relax and enjoy your time off. But for me, I’ve gotten a little stir crazy and have been looking for ways to increase my overall productivity. These are the ways that I’m doing so! What are your tips for staying productive during the summertime? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks as well!

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  • the most important thing for me is keeping up my daily routine and having a good sleep schedule.
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  • I’ve worked full-time (or nearly full-time) every summer since I graduated high school, but I always have some down time between the semester ending and my job starting. Getting out of the house is a huge part of my staying productive; even if I have nothing else to do, getting ready and setting up at a coffee shop with my laptop makes me feel 100% more productive. I’m also totally behind picking up a new hobby— that’s how I got into blogging last summer!

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  • It’s always hard for me to stay organized during summer. Usually I’m super busy and don’t have time for anything and in summer I feel that I procrastinate more…