7 Day Plan to Stay Productive [Infographic]

Lately my biggest focus in my business has been productivity and meeting goals. I’m working on working smarter and getting more done in less time as well as sticking to my goals each day.

I’m seeing a huge spike in my incoming income as well as my happiness in general since I started making productivity a priority. It feels so much better to be more in control of my time each day.

The last few days I’ve even finished my work and been able to sit down and spend an hour or two playing my favorite video game without any guilt – because I spent the day working both smart and hard!

I found this infographic when reading up on productivity and the theory that it takes 28 days to turn something into a habit. I’ve heard a lot of different numbers for that, but I know from personal experience the first week really sets you up for success or failure when it comes to making good habits. You’ll be all on board to start but after a day or two you’ll notice you have to fight with yourself. I thought it was interesting seeing a one week day-by-day guide to turning productivity into a habit.

7 Day Plan to Stay Productive

7 Day Plan to Stay Productive

One of the reasons it really stuck a cord with me is that yesterday was day 4 of my blogging challenge which I’m really using to keep myself accountable and I really had to fight with myself. It  would have been easy to turn on the Playstation and play games all day but I know that in the end I would have just been guilty and be sabotaging myself.

Day 5 is about letting go. That’s another important thing I’ve had to remind myself. I can’t do everything in one day. I need to be okay with saying “I can’t do that” and instead focusing on what I can do. Of course it’s also important to make sure you’re not making excuse for yourself?

Do you have trouble with your productivity? How about joining the blogging challenge for a little bit of accountability, a great group of people, and the chance to turn blogging and productivity into a habit!


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  1. Thank you for this post! This is very helpful and very informative. I am so bad at procrastination sometimes. This may help me:)

  2. Actually, it has been scientifically proven that it only takes 21 days to form a new habit. 🙂 I used to sell subliminal programs and through our research with that company — 21 days is all it took!

    28 days sounds like a girl’s cycle. 🙂 haha! Well anyways – this is a pretty colorful graphic. Wonder where they got the template from since I have one almost just like it. (scratching head)

    So glad to hear you’re back on track, Amanda! Now if only you and I could get in shape in 21 days. 🙂
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  3. Thats a great planner. Thank you for sharing!
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  4. Hey Amanda. Productivity is a topic close to my heart. Always striving to do better. 21 days to change a habit is the accepted timeframe and it cam from NASA training astronauts to eat in zero-gravity. They found it took 21 days to retrain the brain to do it differently. The trick is, it’s 21 consecutive days so if you miss a day, you reset the clock to zero and start again!

  5. This is awesome Amanda. I’ve been working on a few bad habits myself but I do remember just a few short months ago trying to force a new good habit for blogging. Thanks for sharing the inforgraphic, I need to print that one off and tape it above my desk!
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  6. Aha!
    Thanks for all the tips!
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  7. I get on so much better when I just pick a few things to do each day. Like you say Amanda we can’t do everything in one day, even though we’d like to wave a magic wand and have it all done.
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  8. Can I join on the group you offer…I love challenges especially writing challenge…nice tips ang guide…I need this one because sometimes I can’t focus on what I want…thanks for sharing this..
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  9. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is very easy to lose sight of all of it and I know I have been slacking off because of things getting into the way, or rather I am not making time for my work as well as I should. I know I need to cut myself some slack because I am moving and there is a lot of work involved however I need to make sure I don’t let anything else slide.
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  10. The hardest part about creating a habit is getting started and you have done that so well done 🙂
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