Little Things That Make Me Productive

Little Things That Make Me Productive

Last year has been huge for me in terms of productivity and my overall mental well-being. I've got more things done than ever, switched careers, and spent heaps of time with my family. I reckon that there are so many variables that determine your productivity. 

But you know what? It's not always the big things that impact productivity. In fact, when it comes to setting a good mindset and having a way of living, it's often the little things that you do. It's the littlest thing that inspires you like getting a cup of your favourite drink in the morning for example. And here are a few of the little things I do to boost my productivity.

a clean workspace

My desk has to be tidy otherwise I lose concentration and I can't get stuff done. I know some people that can't stand tidy desks (I don't know how but they just do) when they're working but I prefer mine to be organized, tidy and clean environment through and through. I have a lot of stuff on my desk but I always keep it clean and neat before the day ends so I can come back to work tomorrow with a happy and focused mind. 

waking up before 8

I try to wake up at similar times each day and I realized that it's one of the best ways for me to stay productive. When you're working from home, it's easier to just snooze that alarm, go back to sleep and wake up at 12 or something. I've been there before and trust me, I feel like such a slob every time. Sticking to a routine definitely helps me to stay alert and I know what to expect.

making my bed as soon as i wake up

This has been my first task of the day for over a year now and it's seriously a game-changer. I'm not the same person anymore. I've changed for the better. It's the science behind making your bed as soon as you wake up that I can't even begin to explain. The act of making your bed immediately will set you to the next task and the next after that, and it just gets you going. 

pretty things like my bullet journal themes

I love to look at pretty things because they make me happy and inspire me to be productive. My Pinterest account is the proof. I make a point to always keep my bullet journal themes aesthetically pleasing to my eyes because again, pretty things inspire my overall productivity. Seeing all of my pretty themes really does wonders in inspiring me to keep using my bullet journal and not putting it down. 

drinking honey lemon

Me 🤝 honey lemon drink. Drinking honey lemon really makes me feel like I'm in control of my life. It feels like I can tackle anything and even if it's a bad day I can get through it. I know it's just a drink but it's more than that to me. It keeps me awake, spikes my energy level, and makes my skin glow. 

doing something nice for myself

I'm all for prioritizing your mental health, setting the tone right and living your best life. Doing something nice for myself whether that's a 30-minute stretch, doing my makeup or whipping up a yummy and healthy breakfast is always a good idea to set the tone for the day. When I feel good, it inspires me to have a good day and makes me want to do more!

So these are the little things in life that inspire me to be productive. It really puts life into perspective. I mean, sometimes you don't need fancy things to inspire you, it's the littlest things that get the most done and make life a better place. 

What are the little things you do to be more productive?


  1. Loved reading this, Lenne! I too have reached a really great place with productivity, outlook and living a life I’ve always dreamed off. And the key really is in the small things! A clean workspace is essential for me: I always take five minutes at the end of the day to clean up properly, ready for the next day. I also find a morning workout, matcha and fresh candle set me up for a productive day ahead.

  2. I've been trying to become more productive, so this post is so helpful! I never used to see the point of making the bed, but I've noticed a difference since I started doing it. It's weird that something so small could make such a huge difference xx

    Hannah |

    1. Small things are just magic! Thank you so much for reading, Hannah xx