Productivity in A Boggus Life

I’m one of the worst at actually following through on my own plans for productivity, especially when it comes to my blog. I tend to make these schedules, these routines, and these habits in my mind, but I rarely ever do them in real life. Because of that, I tend to spend a lot of my time that I want to write doing art or cooking or cleaning or doing things that aren’t important like spending hours watching YouTube videos or Netflix. But recently I’ve come to remember that I can have lots of motivation and be super productive when I truly want to be. And this productivity tends to improve my mood and my overall well-being.

Although it can often be a distraction, one of the things that I’ve noticed that helps me get motivated and into a creative spirit is watching specific YouTubers. Most of YouTube seems to exist simply to be a distraction or a way to escape reality, but not all of it is like that. There are many creators who try to give encouragement, advice, aid in education, and give tutorials to help people achieve their goals and dreams. I’m not certain why, but watching all the Fletchers (Carrie, Tom, and Gi) gets me ready to write, paint, clean, and knock out all of my to-dos. All three of them are inspiringly creative and productive people. Carrie is a writer, actress, and musician. Tom is a musician, writer, and dad. Gi is a writer, an actress, and a mum. I have no idea how they accomplish so much, but I love the work they do and the commitment that they have to taking care of themselves, taking care of their loved ones, and achieving their dreams.

Watching them these last couple weeks has led to an insane amount of productivity. That and making sure I’m writing out my to-do lists and marking my top three priorities for each day. I bought a new notebook to write them in because I stopped using the one I had been about half-way through the year, and I like being able to tear the pages out whenever I fill them, that way my to-do lists that build up don’t seem too overwhelming all the time. By marking my top three priorities for each day, I’m able to know which things will affect my life most if not accomplished the soonest. I’m also able to focus on them more readily because I can turn and write down any distractions that pop into my head while I’m working on them. When I take time out of each day to work on these specific tasks, I use a focus timer. I usually set it for 25 minutes and work until the timer has gone off. If I think of anything else that I need or want to work on during that time, I just turn to my notebook and add it to my to-do list.
I’m also ensuring that as I go through my day, whenever I cause any type of clutter or mess, that I take time at the end of that task or meal or whatnot to clean up after myself so that later on I don’t need to add cleaning to my to-do list. Obviously there will still be times where a deep clean is needed, in my case usually once every week or every other week. But this additional few seconds or minutes added to my tasks or everyday life makes my life far simpler in the long run. When I follow through on these actions of keeping organised and clean, I’m able to spend more time focusing on my tasks and goals that are higher priorities.

I want to make writing a permanent priority. I want it to be one of the highest of priorities in my day-to-day life. I want to get better at actually following through on my attempts to blog on a regular basis and write every day. But I’m awful at this, as you’ve seen. I fail to make it a priority. What are some ways that all of you keep focus on your goals and dreams? How do you keep blogging and writing as a priority? I’d love any and all advice!

Published by A Boggus Life

I am an eclectic reader and editor who solves Rubik's cubes, writes, draws and paints, and longs to live in England and France.

4 thoughts on “Productivity in A Boggus Life

  1. I know what you mean. I think we do need our videos and books which help us escape reality sometimes. But equally, from time to time we need those ones which will help us be productive and push ourselves to live our best lives. When I stumble across a book or video like that, or even blog, I hold it close. I hope you can continue to be productive and feel passionate about your writing!

  2. When it comes to blogs (fueling my own blog creativity) I turn to Cait’s Paper Fury and also Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight. For booktuber productivity I end up going to Cat @ Little Miss Owl, Mel @ Bookswithwings and also Ashleigh @ A Frolic Through Fiction. They encourage me and inspire me!

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