7 Life-Changing Habits to Get More Done in a Day

Life is a nonstop race with no breaks—or brakes. Your to-do list always seems full, and finding time to relax can be difficult. The following seven habits can alleviate some of that busyness and help you accomplish more in your day.

At Work

Work is often the place where you need to get the most done—and you can with the right steps and tools.

  1. Organization

Organization can make or break your productivity, so it’s important to stay on top of it. Physical and digital clutter prevent you from getting things done. Use filing cabinets, hanging folders, and digital folders to make your desk and computer more organized. Often, taking twenty minutes one day a month to get everything in order can save you hours of scavenger hunting in the future.

  1. Technology

Utilizing the latest technology can help you with almost every aspect of your job. Artificial intelligence is making headlines, and having an AI powered assistant such as Alexa or Google Home can help keep you organized.

  1. High-Quality Internet

Having high-quality internet at work helps you get more done in your day, but if you aren’t able to get a high-speed connection, you can take a few steps to increase your current speed. For example, limiting the number of tabs in your browser can give you higher speeds, as can controlling the number of browser windows you have open. Keeping windows and tab numbers down can also prevent feeling overwhelmed while you work.

At Home

You want to enjoy your time at home, and these tips can help you do so.

  1. Hydration

Drink more water. It seems pretty simple—and it is. Staying hydrated keeps your mind and body sharp as you accomplish your daily tasks. Many health authorities recommend you drink a minimum of 64 ounces a day.

  1. Meal Prep

Meal prep takes a little more time initially, but it saves you time in the end. Many make-ahead recipes are good for the wallet, the clock, and your peace of mind.

  1. Meditation

Mediation is one of the best habits you can add to your routine. Becoming more conscious of your surroundings and improving your awareness boosts your self-confidence and your productivity throughout the week.

  1. Fitness

Maintaining your physical health also helps you feel ready for whatever the day throws at you. Working out activates your endorphins and puts your mind and body in a super focused—and happy—mode so you feel motivated to get more done each day.

As you implement these easy tips into your life, you find more success during the day and more time to enjoy yourself and the other people in your life. Do you have any tried-and-true methods for accomplishing more? Share your tips below.


Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.

12 Responses to 7 Life-Changing Habits to Get More Done in a Day

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  2. Sophia says:

    I think that organization is the best tip it is so easy to get more done when you are organized.

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  4. Elias Götz says:

    Love your post. People really do underestimate the power of meditation. I actually tried it out a while ago and since then adopted it to my daily routine. It´s amazing how you suddenly start to figure out personal issues which you have kept for yourself for a long time. And also how you start seeing your purpose so much clearer before you.

  5. Sandra says:

    thanks for sharing, really great tips in did.

  6. Clinton says:

    Start each day with a positive thought, you will be surprised at how much you will achieve…

  7. Cynthia says:

    You have really great articles indeed. Meditations help our day go smoothly.

  8. Clifford says:

    People underestimate the power of meditations. They help you plan your days better, they’re great.

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