In ten days 2019 will be just a memory. If you’ve been disappointed with your achievements this year, perhaps you’ve decided that you’ll finally get productive in 2020.
Get productive in 2020
Continuing our series of reviews, let’s look at the most popular productivity-related posts this year.
Get productive with mind maps: clear away the obstacles in your life
This article, Mind Maps: 5 Tips To Manage Your Goals And Your Life, starts with identifying obstacles to achievement:
What’s making you miserable and holding you back from achievement? Obstacles can be physical — or they might be emotional or mental blocks.
Use your first “obstacles” mind map as a brain dump. Add all your obstacles: the big ones like financial problems, as well as little irritations and emotional challenges.
Mind maps assist your creativity as well as your productivity
In Mind Mapping: 3 Tips To Plot And Revise Your Novel, we looked at mind mapping for fiction authors:
Are you a pantser? You’ll love mind mapping. Plotting characters onto mind maps ensures that you won’t write yourself into a corner. You won’t sit staring into space, wondering why your current scene isn’t coming to life.
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, there’s a lot to remember when you’re writing a book. Mind maps help you to get organized and write more.
Get productive with bullet journals
We’ve looked at our most popular bullet journaling articles this year already. There’s no doubt that many people are finding their BuJos valuable.
New to bullet journals? In Bullet Journal Ideas: 3 Tips For Journaling Beginners, we looked at useful ideas:
- Whenever you create a reference item like a price list in your bullet journal, consider snapping a photo of it. I keep these kinds of photos in Evernote, but you can print out a photo, and add it a Reference Collection BuJo.
- Paste notes into your BuJo. For example, when you scribble items onto a sticky note, paste it in. Or you may have scribbled notes on a notepad — just paste the sheet into your bullet journal, or use washi tape to create a tip-in.
A weird trick that really works
I’ve found that this simple trick really works. From Productivity: Try This Weird Trick If You’re Unmotivated:
“Two minutes” means that at least you’re keeping abreast of each project and its deadlines. Sometimes you get into the groove and do half an hour on a project.
Get productive in 2020: make it a goal
“Be productive!” is my primary goal for 2020. After looking back at this year, my primary productivity killers were:
- Failing to say “thanks, but no” more often;
- Taking on more than I could handle;
- Telling myself that I’d write “tomorrow.”
What were your productivity killers this year?
Please share solutions in the comments.