Tips To Stay Productive (when you really want to watch Netflix instead!)

Sometimes it's hard to stay on task (or even to get motivated to start that task at all) when there are so many things that can derail you (Netflix/Buzzfeed/YouTube, I'm looking at you!).

***EDIT - It should be known that it took me 15 minutes to complete that part because I was in fact watching videos on YouTube of dogs chasing carrots attached to string and a ceiling fan***

Now I'm the last person who should be giving ANYONE advice on staying motivated, but I do have a few tricks that help me out during the worst "Meh" and "Bleh" moments. 

Get Out of Your Bed
I am 100% guilty of trying to write my blog posts while in my bed. This is a TERRIBLE idea. What's that - pillows and a blanket? NAP TIME! Find yourself a nice stiff chair (like the ones at your grandmother's dining room table, you know, the ones that make even one family dinner feel like eternity). Sit at a table or desk. Set yourself up with a special place to stay motivated. Of course, don't get distracted with designing your space, save that for it's own day!

Set a Timer
If you're really having trouble with staying on task, set yourself a timer and focus for 5-10 minutes at a time. Reward yourself with a few minutes downtime with checking that social media feed or watching a video or two!

Put on Some Tunes!
A little music never hurts at all! Nothing gets me going on a task better than a little music (OR truth be told, a little nerdy science talk from my favourite radio show CBC's Quirks & Quarks. I will NEVER deny my love of science or Bob McDonald)!

Dance Break (or Get Up & Move)
Sometimes you have to give yourself a dance break or jump up and down! Get yourself going so you don't fall asleep or get so bored you give up!

What do YOU do to stay on track or get motivated? How do you stay on task when you need to get something done? Leave me some comments below on over on my Facebook page

- CarlyBellexo