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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Teacher Savior: Increasing Productivity by Prepping the Night Before

Raise your hand if you would like any of the following things:

1. A smoothly-running morning routine
2. Completing projects and to-do lists on time
3. Maximizing your productivity at home and at work

Is your hand up?  I know mine is!  So, it's in that spirit that I want to share my night-before-school routine that has changed my productivity and happiness level the next day.

The following are the changes I've made that have maximized my productivity:

Fill out a daily planner each night for the day(s) ahead
I have been printing and using this planner by The Momma Diaries, which is perfect for my needs.  I'm sure you could use an annotation app to write directly on the digital planner, but I just prefer the pen and paper version.

To fill out the planner, I look at the following things:

  • My calendar in my phone to see about upcoming events
  • My email to see what bills are due and what I need to buy
  • I also talk with my husband on the weekends to see what our combined schedule looks like for the week ahead.

I don't focus so much on filling out anything to do with work, unless I have to wear a particular outfit or bring certain materials to school the next day.  After all, I have a planner at school specifically designed for productivity at work!

Beg, Borrow, and Teach!: Increasing Productivity by Prepping the Night Before

In the morning, I take a few minutes to fill out the "Things I'm Grateful For Today" and "Mood" sections
I'm personally working on building more gratitude into my days, and it really helps me set the tone for the rest of the day.

I love filling this out while I'm drinking my Magnesium Tea.

Do you use a daily planner for personal or work productivity?  I'd love to hear how!

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