Simple Ways to Be More Productive Every Day

When it comes to our to-do lists, we start the day with the best intentions and motivation to get things done. Yet so often we end the day feeling frustrated when we see how many tasks still haven’t been checked off that ever-growing list. If you’re stumped on how to be more productive than you already are, consider how much of your day is spent mindlessly, suggests Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done and Juliet’s School of Possibilities: A Little Story About the Power of Priorities. " Time keeps passing, so it's easy to spend it without thinking. We spend our time on effortless things like the scrolling through social media, checking email inefficiently, or puttering around the house," says Vanderkam.

Step 1: Manage your energy, not your time.

If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll probably realize that you are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. What type of energy do you have in the morning? After