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. 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 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.
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!
So how can this help YOU?
This challenge is all about creating 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?
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!