1. Tidy desk space
The first and most important piece of advice is to transform your desk space. It is vital your desk is organised – I personally feel completely erratic and overwhelmed unless I am in a tidy, organised environment, both at work and home. Hang a calendar by your computer, have a set of desk draws by your side and treat yourself to some matching stationary to keep all of your thoughts, notes and lists in order – who doesn’t love stationary shopping?!
2. Set daily targets
Once you have indulged in a shiny new set of stationary, it is time to use it! To-do lists are so helpful if you’re struggling with productivity levels and can also improve your overall mental wellbeing. On Monday mornings, write your weekly to-do list and then allocate the tasks to different days according to priority and urgency. By setting smaller, daily targets, every job seems more manageable and you will become more organised which works wonder on your mental health.
3. Celebrate your small wins
When you tick off those tasks on your to-do lists, don’t forget to celebrate! It could be something as small as finally getting round to filing those letters on your desk or reaching this week’s sales targets. Whatever you have achieved, be kind to yourself like you would to others and give yourself a pat on the back.