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HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN.

Being productive during the lockdown period is hard. You wake up in the morning feeling already unmotivated and by the time you blink an eye it is already evening, and you haven’t done anything. I don’t know how many day’s I have already wasted without doing anything but after days and days of struggling, I have found the secret of how to be productive during the lockdown period.

Being productive helps you evolve, and it teaches you to continuously push yourself. You will become the better you and after a while you will learn to do more with your time. You will never feel like you don’t have enough time and you won’t procrastinate.

HOW TO BE PRODUCTIVE DURING THE LOCKDOWN.

1.Write It Down.

Planning always helps me stay productive. I always write down the tasks I must do for the day so that it stands as a reminder for me. Funny enough it is so easy to forget what you had to do in a blink of an eye. What I do is write down everything I want to do for the day and work at tackling those tasks.

Whenever you do this though make sure not to overwhelm your brain by writing too many things. I prefer to list my tasks so that it doesn’t look too overwhelming.

Make sure that your order your tasks by importance and try keep your list as short as possible. This will give you the impression that it’s not going to be too bad and motivate you to complete your tasks.

2. Do Your Most Dreaded Task First.

The trick to getting things done is to start with the hardest task. I don’t know how many times I decided I was no longer going to be productive because there was something on the list that I didn’t want to do. I have now realized though that it is so much easier to start with the dreaded task first because once you get it done comes the easier tasks. You’ll also feel much lighter after this task is done.

Hard or dreadful tasks can sometimes also be time consuming, you end up taking the whole day trying to do one thing when you could have completed 4 other tasks. At the end of the day you haven’t done anything and you’re still at point 0.

So, the next time you have a few things to do use this tip and you’ll say thank you later.

3. Turn off Distractions.

Most times when I ask myself why I couldn’t do a set task the answer is because I was distracted. Sometimes I don’t even notice how distracted I have been until there’s no more time to do the set task.

What is a distraction?

A distraction is something that prevents you from concentrating on something else. This can be anything from your cellphone, noise, the people around you and sometimes even your own thoughts. Distractions are terrible because sometimes you don’t even notice how distracted you are until you see the sunset.

Something that I have learnt to do over this lockdown period is to put away everything that distracts me. I try to move away from things that have the potential to distract me. For example, my cellphone always distracts me so what I do when I want to be productive is either put my cellphone on silent or away from the area I am working at.

4.Take Breaks.

I can’t emphasize how important it is to take breaks. You should never think that you will be productive by over working yourself because you won’t. If you want to be productive you need to be smart about planning your time and make sure that you give yourself a rest whenever you need to.

I take many short breaks while trying to tackle a task and this is not because I don’t want to finish but because I don’t want to end up tackling the task poorly. Taking breaks will boost your brain functionality and decrease mental fatigue meaning that you will do your best. So next time when you’re trying to be productive don’t forget to give yourself some rest.

Things to do when you are taking a break.

  • Drink some water.
  • Walk around the house.
  • Make some food.
  • Dance.

5. Progress, not perfection.

Change your mindset and stop trying to complete a lot of things at once. If you wanted to do 3 things for the day and you were able to complete 2 celebrate that! The fact that you were able to wake up and do something is something to be happy about. Tomorrow aim at doing

Progress, not perfection has been my motto for some time now. I feel that we always focus on being perfect and doing things right the first time, but we should be giving our self a pat in the back for that one extra thing we were able to do. Focus on your progress and eventually you will be where you want to be.

This will also keep you motivated, and you’ll feel excited to do the next thing.

That is How to be productive during the lockdown period.

Being in such difficult times with the pandemic can easily put you off the rail and make you uninterested in anything so it is up to you to lift yourself up and get things done. I encourage you to stay positive and stay productive so that you can have something to look at after the lockdown.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope that this post was beneficial to you. Please leave a comment on how you stay productive during this pandemic.

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THE BEST WAR FILM TO WATCH: 1917

On Thursday the 16th Ayanda and I were invited to a night of Glitz and Glamour with Ster-Kinekor to watch the Premier of 1917. A phenomenal Oscar-nominated film that came to Ster-Kinekor screens yesterday.

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REACH FOR A DREAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY!

Hey guys what’s up welcome right back to JourneySpeaks. On the 30th of August I was invited to a night of dreams with Reach for a dream. A night filled with beautiful people with beautiful hearts and some good music.

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GET LIT WITH ME!!! JAN PLAYLIST

Hey family what’s popping. Happy Sunday!! Today I’m going to be sharing with you my lit playlist and what I’ve been jamming to recently. I’m always changing around my playlist and the artists I’ve been listening to but this is what I have been rocking for the moment.

1. Quality Control, Quavo, Nicki minaj  – Is she for keeps.
2. Pia Mia – Day dreaming
3. French Montana – Unforgettable
4. Mzokoloko ft Mamillion Ngena Enganeni
5. Young thug – Relationship
6. Mobi Dixon – Buthiza ft Nichume
7. Tove Styrke – liability
8. Lil Uzi Vert – The way life goes ft  Nicki minaj
9. Naakmusiq – Mamelani
10. Eric Belinger – Goat 2.0  ft Wale
11. Dr Malinga ft Josta – Angilalanga izolo
12. Calum Scott – You are the reason
13. King Monada – Zwea baba
14. Niniola – Maradona
15. Big Sean – Pull up and wreck ft 21 savage
16. Bryson tiller – Run me dry
17. Pia Mia – Ocean Drive
18. Sho Madjozi & PS DJZ  – Dumi hi phone
19. Pia Mia – One song away

Yuup family so that is my January playlist! I know the genres are all mixed up and different but those are all the songs I’ve been jamming too, in no particular order. Let me know in the comments section what your thoughts are and what your current favourites are.

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2018 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS.

Hey gorgeous how are you doing?! Before anything else I would love to wish you a happy new year and wish you all the best in everything you do. 2017 like any other year had its up and downs but for me 2017 had more downs than there was ups that I feel like I’m happy to be in 2018! Today I would like us to talk about new year resolutions and what we are going to achieve in the new year.

Self love 
I preach so much about self love and self appreciation but I still think it’s not enough. I need to be in a year where I can literally do anything with my body  and not be judged for it and without me thinking twice about my decision. I need to be at a point where I can love myself unconditionally and be content with the person that I am.

Recognition
People are sleeping on your girl too much and it’s time we woke up! This year I would love to do more collaborations with different creative people, make new friendships as well as get more recognition from companies so that I can start pushing a word. This 2018 I would like to enter into a new chapter in terms of my influence and broaden my voice.

Experience things.
I’m mostly known for shying away from doing things because I’m always pulling out and feeling scared but this year I really wanna push my limits and try out new things. I would like to go to different places, try different types of food and make memories.

Make relationships. 
Now if you know me I hardly ever entertain any sort of relationship whatsoever ending in me being all alone and not doing anything. Which there’s nothing wrong with but for 2018 I’d really love to meet new people and create all sorts of different bonds and just be a free person. I know people like taking advantage and that I’m not going to always make the right bond but this year I’m really just going to let God protect me in all the things that I do.

Exercise.

I used to be a workout junkie and would never go through a week without excising more than 4 times a week but that sort of fell out last year when I was working in retail and didn’t have enough time so this year I would really love to get back into routine and start excising again.

Do significant things
Last but not least for 2018 I wanna do things that have significance. What I mean is I wanna do significant things that I can see and that make a difference in y life. I wanna start helping out my family more and just enhancing our quality of life.

Yes guys so those are my goals for 2018 and hopefully by God’s grace I am going to achieve them. I am going to be working much harder this year and focusing on the things that mean the most to me like my creative life..What are your goals for 2018? Please leave them down in the comments section below and lets start up a conversation.

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RANT: BACK UP FOR WHAT?

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Hey guys what is up? As promised I’ll be doing for you another Rant. Dont you just hate it after deleting thousands of pictures on your phone, they start re appearing a week later? Like, did me deleting you not make a clear enough statement? And no I’m not talking about normal backing up where you actually decide you want your long lost pictures I’m talking about the back up that automatically happens unwanted.

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