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WE HAVE MOVED!!NEW DOMAIN ADDRESS!

I am pleased to announce that JourneySpeaks has moved to a new domain.

We are not starting over, just doing greater.

I am so grateful for all the love and support you have continued to show me over the past 5 years. This support has allowed me to learn as well as grow in this journey of blogging and for that I am forever thankful. Blogging has allowed me to explore a different side to myself and having people that understood me and made this journey easy is something that I so not take lightly.

Because of all of this I have decided to register for a self hosted domain so that we can do bigger and greater things. The journey has just began and I can tell you now that exciting things are coming.

Please make sure that you visit and follow www.journeyspeaks.co.za as this is where I will be posting all my new content. Note that all my blog post’s on this site will also be moved to the new site.

I can’t wait to see you!

Journey Lekhuleni xo

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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.

How to get a good night’s rest : https://journeyspeaks.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/how-to-get-a-good-nights-rest-2/

5 Must buy items from Zara : https://journeyspeaks.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/5-must-buy-items-from-zara/

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5 MUST BUY ITEMS FROM ZARA.

Hey lovies, I hope you are well! Zara has always been serving us looks and making sure we are always looking our best. With the launching of Zara Online in South Africa, I thought it would be great to scroll around their website and choose 5 must have shop items from Zara.

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES THE EASY WAY.

Anybody can admit that cleaning makeup brushes is not the best task, in fact we try by all means to avoid it. However, dermatologists recommend that we clean our make up brushes often to prevent bacteria that can lead to breakouts. That’s why today I’m going to be sharing with you how to clean your make up brushes the easy way with products you already have at home.

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CLICKS BEAUTY FAIR HAUL

Hey love what’s good?! As per usual Clicks had their Beauty Fair and all my money went with it. Clicks had a 3 for 2 sale on selected beauty products where you could buy 3 products and get the cheapest of the 3 free. Here’s what I bought..

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NIKNAKS LAUNCHES AMACOLLISION

Hey love, I hope you are doing just fine! I don’t know about you but my favorite all time snack has always been NikNaks. NikNaks were the ride or die snacks my mom always put in my lunchbox at school and even at this age I never forget to put them in grocery basket.
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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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MUST HAVE STAPLES FOR WINTER.

Hey guys what’s popping? Welcome right back to JourneySpeaks!! Winter is right around the corner(like literally quarter to) and so for today’s blog post I want to get you ready and rocking by showing you some staple pieces you will need to make sure you’re always stylish but still warm at the same time.

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