Making lists, checking them twice. No, really! I know it’s not Christmastime, but lists are important for more than just Santa, they can help you organize your life. For me, being productive starts with making lists. This makes me feel more committed to accomplishing the tasks I have laid out for myself.
On days when I have a lot going on, I make a to-do list for the day. I refer to the list throughout the day to make sure that I get everything done that I need to. You can make lists for your summer goals, things you have to buy before you go back to school, your favorite quotes, and so much more! Keep a notebook or journal in your room or purse and make a habit of writing in it. It really helps to write down all the things bouncing around in your head instead of stressing over it.
During the semesters, I would be at the gym at least four times a week, but now that I’m home I have found it extremely difficult to work out. I love taking my dogs for a walk as an easy workout, but that’s far from what I’m used to. I find that I get the most out of my workout when I am listening to music that truly makes me happy and energized. A great pair of sneakers also helps to stay motivated.
Using your free summer to make some extra cash is never a bad idea. Apply to work at your favorite store in the mall or babysit for close friends. Whatever it may be, find a way to use your talents to benefit you.
In the summer, it’s easy to watch Netflix all day or lay by the pool—trust me, I know! If you stay on top of things it will make going back to school so much easier. Keeping up a workout routine and making some money in the summer will make your future self very happy.
How do you stay productive in the summer? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share your tips with @CFashionista on social media.