One Simple Tip For Great Productivity Boost

Hey y'all! Today we're talking PRODUCTIVITY. I mean with school/college restarting most of us feel quite a boost and a motivation to begin.

Hey y'all! Today we're talking PRODUCTIVITY. I mean with school/college restarting most of us feel quite a boost and a motivation to begin.

Hey y’all! Today we’re talking PRODUCTIVITY. I mean with school/college restarting most of us feel quite a boost and a motivation to begin. However, that lasts for about a week, maybe two and then we procrastinators fall off the wagon and start losing speed. So today I’m going to tell you about something I’ve started to do in order to get a productivity boost that will last me the whole semester but hopefully my whole life!

Now before I tell you what it is, I have to say I actually did NOT believe in this method for a long long time. I though there was no way it would work and it was just a complete waste of time. So if you’re like me and don’t think this is actually a worthwhile thing to do, just read ’till the end and if you’re still not convinced, then fine. But I promise it’s such a Β psychological force that it does actually work!

So what am I talking about?

The 100 days productivity challenge!

Yep, you heard me. Let me now explain what it is (even though it’s so popular on social media right now), why I didn’t ever think of doing it, why I finally did it, how it is helping me and how it can do the same for you!

So what’s this challenge?

The 100 days productivity challenge is, like it’s name says, a daily challenge consisting of doing something productive. No matter whether you’re a student, a professional, a creative, a stay-at-home mom, etc. Anyone can do this! Since I’m in college, I concentrate on productive school things, but it could be anything like walking the dog, making dinner, cleaning the house and on and on.

The idea is to take a picture of your productivity through the day and write a caption about it and then post it on social media. Now if you’re not comfortable doing this and feel like it’s too personal or don’t want to post on Instagram once a day, you can start a journal (if you don’t have one already) and just log in a general list of things you did that day. You’re doing it for you.

Hey y'all! Today we're talking PRODUCTIVITY. I mean with school/college restarting most of us feel quite a boost and a motivation to begin.

How is this helping me?

Okay, so I’m on day 3 today of my 100 days. I usually take the time around the middle of my day to take the picture and will post it on instagram and tumblr at some time in the evening. At that moment, I reflect on what I did that day and send it off!

I have to say that even if it’s 9pm and I’m tired, seeing how much I’ve accomplished in one single day just gives me a total productivity boost and I start pedaling faster. I want to do even more. This is coming from a full-on procrastinator who can sit all day and just binge-watch Netflix and eat chocolate. Yeah.

The appreciation coming from other people on social media is also SO encouraging. Having likes and comments on your photos and connecting with other people doing the challenge (there’s a ton, especially in the studyblr world!) motivates you to overcome the laziness and just DO IT!

Why did I not do this before?

I’m just going to enumerate a few of the reasons why I did not believe in this before I thought about it and analyzed it more thoroughly.

  • I suck at challenges and consistency
  • I did not see how taking a picture of your studying can motivate you
  • I saw this as a time waster
  • I simply did not understand the psychological effect to this

So what changed my mind? Towards the end of December I joined the studyblr community, which is basically about study blogs on Tumblr. I found looking at other people’s posts and pictures SO incredibly motivating that I wanted to go back to college right that moment! A lot of people seemed to be far off in their productivity challenges and my god they were so much more productive than I’ve ever been!

I decided to try it out and actually stick to it and so far, so great. I’ll be doing an update later to tell you guys if I’ve failed or not (hopefully not…!). I really hope I’ve found a way to unlock a productivity boost for myself, for good!

Hey y'all! Today we're talking PRODUCTIVITY. I mean with school/college restarting most of us feel quite a boost and a motivation to begin.

So how can this help YOU?

This challenge is all about creatingΒ a routine and a NEED for productivity. I’m guessing after 100 days you’re so used to looking at the productive things you’ve done and appreciating them that you continue to do so as a habit. You don’t even have to post pictures and whatnot. It’s a state of mind and this challenge is there to get you in that state of mind. It’s like a personal guide to life-long productivity boost.

Just try it. If you’re a natural procrastinator for me, I honestly believe that this can be a life-changing process. I cannot stress how much more productive I am even in the overwhelm of my infinite number of pages to read every week.

This might work for you. It might not. But why skip a chance to better yourself and become a better you?

In the end, what have you got to lose?


By the way, if you want to follow my 100 days challenge, you can do so by following me on instagram HERE or following my studyblr located HERE.

Don’t hesitate to send me a message if you’re doing the challenge! I would LOVE to follow you guys and share this experience with you!

I also track #studyholic on all social media, so you can tag your stuff and I will go check it out!


 

I’d like to hear about your experiences with this challenge! Have you done it before? Did it work or not? Why? Do you think of trying it? So many questions! I’m curious!

 

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31 Discussion to this post

  1. Jazmine says:

    I’ve never heard of this challenge but it sounds just what I need to stay motivated. I’m usually great in the beginning of the semester then towards the middle I become such a procrastinator. I think I’ll actually try this challenge out and see how it does.

    • TheStudyholic says:

      I know, right? It’s only been a week and my procrastination is already beginning to haunt me… Ugh.
      If you do try it out, tag me or send me a message and I’ll follow you. We can encourage each other hehe πŸ™‚ Hope it helps you be more productive!

  2. Leslie says:

    I’m no good at challenges or consistency signet, hah. This is a great idea though, it takes 21 days to make new things a habit so this goes way beyond that. Great post & thanks for sharing!
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    • TheStudyholic says:

      I’m quite bad at challenges myself, that’s why this is surprising to me hehe! Thanks for your insight Leslie! πŸ™‚

  3. Becky says:

    This looks like a great challenge, and I think I might just tackle it! Thanks for the great idea….I could always add more productivity to my day πŸ˜€ I’ll be following you on Instagram to see your progress!

    • TheStudyholic says:

      I’m glad you think it could help! If you do, please tag me so I can follow you as well. The more motivation, the merrier πŸ™‚ Thanks Becky!

  4. Brittany says:

    This is such a clever idea! I wish I could do on instagram but much of what I do is protected by attorney client confidentiality. Maybe I will start a journal! Thanks!!
    Brittany recently posted…Surf the Web Saturdays v. 33My Profile

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Thanks Brittany! Wow I love seeing lawyers with blogs, relieves me of my blog + law stress. Somehow the two don’t fit in my head even though I’m in law school.

      P.S. Great blog!

  5. candy says:

    I love challenge. This makes me be a better person. Great ideas.

  6. Brent Wilson says:

    I definitely have my issues with keeping on task. I’m going to try this out and luckily tomorrow is Monday lol!

  7. Manon says:

    I have never heard of this challenge, but it sounds just what I need to stay motivated for my blog. I am going to give it a try

  8. Caroline says:

    This is a very clever idea for making a good habit

  9. I love this idea. Taking photos is a bit complicated for me… but I might try it with screen shots and post to a blog. I don’t use Instagram.
    Linda Jo Martin recently posted…Basic Blogging InstructionsMy Profile

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Yeah of course Linda! Posting to a blog can work just fine, as long as you hold yourself accountable it’s definitely going to help. Thank you!

  10. Janna (@jannaonajaunt) says:

    Great idea to boost motivation! I might actually do this! πŸ™‚

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Thanks Janna! If you do & want to share, I’m all up for it! I love to see motivated people πŸ™‚
      By the way, you have such a pretty name!

  11. I totally need this!! I’ve been slacking hardcore.. Need to get it together!

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Hope this helps! Never hurts to try, I guess.
      Thanks, Liz. Good luck getting your productive groove on πŸ™‚

  12. Victoria says:

    This is funny because I would like staying off of social media would be one way to boost productivity. But I’m curious to see how this works out for you! Good luck!

    • TheStudyholic says:

      You’re right, Victoria, social media can be such a huuuge distraction.
      Have to be careful with it! Staying away is a technique that can work well too, depends on the person I guess.
      Good luck to you too πŸ™‚

  13. I feel like I was insanely productive during my three years of undergrad, but this last year of graduate school has beat me up mentally, physically and emotionally. I still find that I’m mostly productive, but there have been days where I sincerely don’t want to do anything but watch Netflix all day and drink all the coffee, haha! I think this would be an awesome challenge to try now that I’m three months away from presenting my final thesis to complete my Master’s! Hopefully, it will help with my productivity during these crazy, upcoming months!

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Hey Kiara! Don’t worry, we all have those periods where we feel like doing absolutely nothing at all. They’re the worst, but they happen. I guess we just have to try to keep them as rare as possible? I would be so happy if this could help you get even more productive than you are. If you do try it out, tag me or send me a message, I’d love it.

      Good luck with your thesis, you can do it! Grad school is such an accomplishment, you go girl!

  14. Agatha says:

    I think this would help not only in studies but work as well (provided you don’t get caught by your boss using social media! ahaha)

    • TheStudyholic says:

      Yes it can! I actually use it to help be more productive in my blog work as well.
      I guess you can just take a picture during your day and post it on social media later in the evening. We don’t want anyone to get in trouble hehe πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the insight, Agatha!

  15. Wilmarie says:

    Hey! I have a question how do I get the google time/name thing that appears in your first picture? I really want to get it as a background for when I’m studying but I don’t know how to.

  16. Wilmarie says:

    Hey! I have a question how do I get the google time/name thing that appears in your first picture? I really want to get it as a background for when I’m studying but I don’t know how to. Could you teach me how?

    • TheStudyholic says:

      It is an extension for your browser called Momentum πŸ™‚ I use Google Chrome but I think it is also available for Firefox!

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