How to Have a Productive 2020

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog 2020!!

I’ve been gone for almost two years now but it’s time to come back and write to you guys! My new schedule for 2020 is every Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am CST!!

As many of you guys know, I’m a student and I deal with a lot of procrastination throughout the weekdays and even weekends, but, I’ve recently wanted to change my life around and procrastinate less and have more time to be productive so that in the end, I have more free time to write or watch my favorite shows.

Today I’m here to show you my favorite apps, websites, and habits that are my goals for this year and this decade. Let’s start with apps.

As many of you guys know from my one of my previous posts: Five Apps That Have Changed My Habits, I featured an app called Forest and I’m here to re-feature it! It is an absolutely amazing app that I have a feeling I would continue to promote it even after I’m out of school. It doesn’t apply to just students, I believe it will also apply to adults. It helps you focus without using your phone at all. Not only does it have a mobile app, it also has a chrome extension for it too. And if you log in, you can access your data on both your phone and laptop! It has helped me stay focused during my school work and when I write so that I can focus on the words I type and getting my thoughts out on the document or paper I’m writing. While it does cost $1.99 on the app store (for apple users) and free on the Google Play Store (I believe although I do not have an android phone to truly verify this so if it is correct please do tell me!) I believe that it is an app that is worth to have and I know will be useful for a long time to come.

The second part to my productivity of 2020 is my planner. Last year, the way I organized my tasks was using the Apple Calendar and Apple Reminders app, however, I’ve come to realize that writing all my tasks down has really helped me stay organized during January when I started school and hopefully for the rest of the year.

Here is a little excerpt from last week’s tasks:

My planner excerpt from Jan 20 – Jan 26

While this might seem like a lot to you guys or perhaps maybe a little to you guys, I was able to organize my time and my tasks on a weekly basis on the left side and if I ran out of space, I wrote it on the right side. This is the 2020 monthly weekly A5 planner from Muji which I found very handy. Actually I saw one of my classmates using a Muji planner in which I got inspired when seeing her during class write all her tasks down. She was really organized in that class and she was really ahead of the schedule in assignments. I saw her use her planner and do her assignments on time while I did it the night or even a few hours before and barely got it in. So this semester I started using this planner which I got during my Winter break and I’ve been using it ever since I started school. Of course getting a Muji planner isn’t the only answer, you can always get your own online planner or your favorite brand of planner. But the organization is still there of course!

The next goal/resolution I have been working on is getting in shape. For my age, I’m pretty overweight and that is something I’ve been struggling with. So, as a goal this semester, really this year, is to go to the gym everyday. Now if you’re also a student or a busy adult who’s work hours are rather tight, going for even 30 minutes a day and just working the treadmill is all you need. That is what I’ve been doing and so far, since I started doing 30 minute everyday workouts after school, I’ve lost 2 kg. Which while it may seem to be very little, losing weight is going to be a long time thing and just losing 2 kg within a span of 3 weeks is not bad in my opinion! On some days however, I feel lazy, but I know that if I just take 30 minutes out of my day to do this, I can see a difference a year or even a month later. Of course if you want to take it to the next step by all means!

Another thing to my weightloss journey of 2020 is my diet. Everyday since I started working out I’ve been drinking Traditional Medicinals: EverDay Detox in Lemon. Although I’ve provided an Amazon link, buying it at my local grocery store is more convenient. This isn’t just for weight loss but ever since I started drinking this everyday during school and refilling it up constantly throughout the day I’ve started to notice my pimple-face clear up so much and seeing the true colors of my natural skin rather the pimples staring back at me. It’s also good as a tea so if you’re fit and you just want some good tasting tea, this is also a great solution!

And lastly, something I’ve been wanting to do this year is read and write more. Last year I felt like I spent all my time really focusing on school (which of course is a good thing) however I never got time to do what I love like reading and writing. So, I’ve set up my Goodreads 2020 reading goal and while 30 books as a student is probably good enough, this year I’m hoping to read about 50 books, however as a basis, I’ve set my goal for 30 books. Reading is a great pass time as well as a simple way to gain inspiration, so I plan to set a reminder every day to read the current book I am reading.

So there you have it! My goals and resolutions as well as things I’m using to get productive this year! I hope you’ve found some helpful tips to start off your 2020 (even though it’s already February) and that you have just as a productive 2020 year as I am!

Thank you guys for being here and please do like and comment and tell me things that you guys are doing for productivity and we can all bounce creative ideas off each other!

Loves,

Veronica Chen

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