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Advice / How to Have A Productive Day

It is really important, obviously, to stay focused when revising and I find I can revise for longer and get more done if I have structured my day. Even if I am not doing revision these steps really help me make the most of my days. I find that in the holidays if I don't do these things that it is impossible for me to have a productive day, I just can't focus. Hopefully these tips will help you to have the most productive day you can.

1. Set that alarm and get up when it goes off - this may seem like a horrible idea but it will get you into a regime. It will mean you have the optimum amount of time in your day and don't just waste it by lying in bed. If you want to have a productive day, spending half of it in bed isn't exactly the way forwards. I would also advise going to bed earlier, it will boost your mood and therefore your productivity.

2. Have a good breakfast - anyone who knows me well will tell you that I love breakfast. It is a really important meal that sets you up for the day and without it I find my mood really dips. You haven't eaten all night and your body needs energy to kick your productive day off to a good start, so load up, especially on fruit.

3. Make a to do list and tick things off when you have done them - on busy days this is the first thing I do after eating breakfast. It puts the day ahead into perspective by setting out your tasks. It may help to order them in priority, or even make two lists, things that need to be done today and things that need to be done tomorrow.

4. Take a break and do some exercise - this can stimulate your brain and therefore boost energy levels, which is so important when you want to be productive. This doesn't mean you need to go to the gym for hours or go out for a 10K run, try having a quick walk or tidying up around the house. Equally playing games like Just Dance or doing a quick fitness DVD can be hugely beneficial and boost your mood.

5. Drink plenty of water - this is one thing that I am terrible at, I just don't drink enough water. It is so important and can improve your mood, which as we have established by now, also improves your productivity. You need to keep hydrated to fuel your body for your busy day.

To productivity and beyond!

Love Holly x

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