When I apply these steps, I find that I get productivity 1 results, almost instantly.


Let’s go! Here are your 3 steps –

  1. Set yourself up for success – plan each day the night before. I often plan my week ahead on Saturday or Sunday. The high-mileage value of this tactic is that my mind can process in advance.

Whether it’s an upcoming interview, article I’m writing or a recording, my subconscious mind can be working on it as I’m resting, visualising, meditating or even sleeping.

2. Sandwich gnarly and challenging tasks in between simple ones. When I map my time, I choose to start off with a task that’s important and simple. Next up is are the more complex ones.

Lastly, I’ll complete another straight-forward task as I wrap up. It’s remarkable how this balancing method works with our brain power and can be more effective than jumping into more complex tasks right from the get-go, or at a time when we’re really needing a break.

3. Every 20 min or so, get up and move!

Deceptively simple yet powerful. A little bit of movement, and, of course, hydration with our water sitting close by, can help us combat lethargy and get energised.

I’m curious to hear if you or someone you know has ever trialed these strategies? Or if not, are you up for the challenge of testing them out personally?

Until I see you on this week’s #AliveWithFi, keep sharing your sunshine 🙂

1It’s true that “anyone can take steps to increase their productivity, identify hacks and techniques that work for them, and overcome obstacles to productivity that may be in their path.” Although it’s another thing entirely to actually take the needed steps. Opting for ones that are fall-off-a-log straightforward (like the ones above) can really help us get traction.



Psychology Today (n.d.)

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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