It’s no secret that life can get hectic. Carving out room for work, school, family, friends, and yourself can cause you to feel like you’re being spread thin, especially when you throw babysitting into the mix. Luckily, Bambino’s got just the cure for any burnout blues. Here are some of our favorite productivity tips and tools to help avoid burnout and prioritize your own self-care.
Productivity is not getting everything done
There are simply not enough hours in the day to achieve everything. You are human, and humans require time, grace, and space to make mistakes. Remember that goals take time to reach, and as long as you are taking intentional, well-paced steps to reach those goals, then you are being productive. When you reframe your perception of what being productive is, you can become the most productive you have ever been.
Plan & organize with Digital Planners
A key to staying productive is being able to plan your goals and efficiently organize your time. Apps like Maple and Notion are great resources that make becoming and staying organized easier than ever. With a multitude of functions on both apps, users can choose a method that best aligns with their lifestyle and schedule. Within both apps, users can also share their planners, to-do lists, and tasks with other users, inviting collaboration into their productivity.
Say good-bye to perfectionism
Before you’re a friend, babysitter, or student, you are human. We make mistakes and may fall, but we can always get back up. View every stumble as a learning opportunity, and never forget that you are worth more than an accidental double-booking or bad grade.
Take care of yourself
You can’t be at your best if you aren’t taking care of yourself in the best way possible. Get enough sleep at night, fuel your body with nutritious foods, and take breaks when needed. Learn to say “no” when you need a break, and make sure to prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional health so that you can perform at your best. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup!
Productivity can look different for a lot of people, and that doesn’t mean one specific approach to being productive is more or less effective than others. Be flexible, breathe, and always put your best foot forward with respect to your unique skills and capabilities. You’ve got this! We are always rooting for you.