Lifestyle, Motivation

How to have the most productive week in your life

Everyone knows that problem, you plan a lot for your upcoming week, but the half of it will never happen. You will finish them too late or never. Today you will learn how to avoid this and I even give you tips for a generally more productive week.

Productive weeks will not come as a gift to someone that is sitting around, not caring about work at all.


Starting with the basic need: the intention to change something. In this case your whole life. If you follow my tips your weeks will become more productive. Your life is made of weeks, that’s why having productive weeks means to have a productive life.

1) Use your Sunday

For the most people, the week starts off on Monday. What if you would change this? Think of Sunday as the first day of the week.
Use the Sunday to clean the house, make the grocery shopping, prepare your lunch for school/work. All those things will cause an easier start into the week, so you can concentrate on solving your tasks.

2) Plan your week

Make a To-Do List. This is also best done on Sunday.
Write down tasks you want to get done and also things you wanna achieve the coming week. For example, you could write tasks like finishing that essay your sitting at since 2016 ;). A nice achievement would be to get about 10 new Blog followers, in case you’re also a Blogger. If not another nice achievement would be to stop eating sweets for one week.

3) Distinguish between tasks

When you’re creating your List you should distinguish between tasks. Start off with the important one and do the others at the end. I promise you will have less to do when you’re getting the important tasks done at first.

 My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.


4) Don’t overdo yourself

A productive week isn’t about doing 100 tasks. It’s about solving those that are important. One good solved task is thousand times better than 100 bad solved. Remember yourself that and don’t try to be perfect. I’m talking about experience, perfection is never the solution. It’s always timewasting especially because there doesn’t exist a Perfect.

5) You-time

Even in a fully planned week, you should never forget to do some things for yourself. Read a good book or watch your favorite TV show, things that haven’t to do something with your tasks. You are not a Roboter so don’t try to work every free minute.

6) Keep calm

There will always be the kind of week nobody likes, tons of tasks and so little time for it.
The worst thing you could do now is to let yourself get stressed. You will try to do everything at once and because you haven’t superhuman powers you won’t be able to solve them. My tip is to Keep calm and stick with your Plan. Take only one step at a time.

Perfection isn’t the right way to a more productive week. Excuse yourself your mistakes and keep doing. Never give up, because even a slow runner will arrive the finishing line.

In a word

  1. Start your week Sundays!
  2. Make To-Do Lists.
  3. Distinguish between important and less important tasks.
  4. Stop craving for Perfection.
  5. Have timeouts.
  6. Do your tasks step by step.

The next two weeks I’m doing a work placement at Rehab clinic. I’m looking forward to this and I will write a Post about what I learned there. Let me know if you are interested in that kind of Post!

Thanks for reading, I hope you could take something new with you!
Do something today that will make your week easier. You can prepare the meal for tomorrow. Have a wonderful week and see you next Sunday! <3

Keep smiling!
∼Hannah Nele

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23 Comments

  • John Mulindi

    Very good tips. I have picked some that I can incorporate in my planning.

    02/07/2017 at 23:36 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you very much John! 🙂 I’m sure they will improve your Productivity!

      03/07/2017 at 20:59 Reply
  • secretsofgreatestminds

    Love your Posts! So much motivation! Especially begin your week with planning and on sunday!

    03/07/2017 at 12:14 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank ypu very very much! <3 That's the aim I want to achieve 😉 Motivate my readers and make them happy! Have a nice Tuesday!

      03/07/2017 at 21:00 Reply
  • Sreya Gupta

    Lovely posts. And great tips. I really need to follow them.

    03/07/2017 at 16:15 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you Sreya. Just do it and you will see results soon! Keep motivated, Hannah! ;*

      03/07/2017 at 21:01 Reply
  • Alizee

    Very nice post! Will definitely use some of your tips

    03/07/2017 at 21:53 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you Alizee! <3 Yes do it, you will surely recognize how your Productivity is increasing.

      05/07/2017 at 13:16 Reply
  • ragordon2017

    Very useful advice…I’m definitely a list maker! Thanks.

    04/07/2017 at 00:14 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you! I’m also the sort of people that plan everything and make a list for every little task. 😉

      05/07/2017 at 13:17 Reply
  • Ummu Imro'atus Sholihah

    Nice post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    I will take this as an advice 🙂

    04/07/2017 at 07:00 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you! <3 Your always welcome on my Blog! Be sure to follow my Blog, so you wont miss anything important! 😉

      05/07/2017 at 13:18 Reply
  • Dinesh

    Seriously.. Planning the week is absolutely necessary.. Will start this week for sure..

    04/07/2017 at 09:38 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Yes it’s really important. You don’t need to do it 100% exactly, but an approximate outline would be helpful! 😉 Yes start with it!

      05/07/2017 at 13:20 Reply
  • misstalkingfeet

    I think I m going to go and do some house cleaning now.Thanks for sharing this post at the perfect timing.

    05/07/2017 at 05:52 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Yes do that! Your welcome! I’m happy I motivated you! <3

      05/07/2017 at 13:20 Reply
  • Arsh Bajwa

    I really like that 1st one, starting your week on Sunday instead of Monday. That’s my take away! Thanks for sharing:-)

    05/07/2017 at 14:02 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you Arsh 🙂 I’m happy you learned something for yourself. Maybe you could follow my Blog so you won’t miss any future Post about important life hacks. 😉

      06/07/2017 at 18:44 Reply
  • lmbadmin1

    Great tips! Too often I skip the step of distinguishing what is more important vs less important, and it cost me more time than if I’d sit down and evaluate it. Ugh. So I’m going to change my thinking on that 🙂

    05/07/2017 at 14:48 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you!<3 Yeah I skipped that point for a long time too, but now since I'm doing it I get a lot more things done. Isn't that great! 🙂

      06/07/2017 at 18:42 Reply
  • Janice Tremblay

    Great things in this post. Nice job!

    05/07/2017 at 15:44 Reply
    • Hannah Nele

      Thank you very much! Make sure you wont miss any future post and treat me with a followon my Blog! <3 It's free

      06/07/2017 at 18:41 Reply
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