December is probably the hardest month of the year to actually stay focused and get work done on time. For some reason, I can’t seem to bring myself to sit and do work, I type and type and type and then I delete everything I have just written instead of saving it as a draft and going back to it. It’s such a bad habit but I can’t stop doing it.
I am constantly looking for ways to stay focused, one thing that is a huge factor for me not being focused is that our apartment is so small, but soo cold. I actually sit on the sofa with a hot water bottle and a duvet, so that does not help my productivity whatsoever. Luckily, we only have this place for a few more months and then we’re going to look for somewhere with a decent desk and a nice workspace… not our make shift wardrobe with a dressing table to do work on.
A few other things I do to get focused, is each morning I leave at 7:30am and I walk Luke to work, it’s about 25 minutes each way, so I get woken up properly, and it feels like I am travelling to work, instead of waking up, grabbing a cup of coffee and getting straight into it, I feel that makes me more lazy than ever and I actually take a really long time to get onto my laptop and get started.
Not only do I walk to him in a morning, I sometimes go on lunch, and then everyday I meet him after work, so I am getting fresh air and I give myself some good work hours to ensure I can get things done on time.
If i’m really not productive, I do go and sit in a local cafe, but some of them are so small I feel like i’m intruding when i’m just sat there all day with 3 cups of coffee hogging their free WiFi. I always buy enough so they can’t kick me out haha.
Our Christmas holidays start on Friday, so I don’t have much time to get everything done… this time next week i’m going to regret not sticking with what I have written.