We homeschool moms (and dads) are busy people. I think it’s safe to say that, on a whole, our outlook on life is happier when we feel productive. So, I want to offer you some tips to increase productivity.

I mentioned a while back on a Weekly Wrap-Up post that I have Fridays when I just feel kind blah – sort of on the verge of feeling depressed. Once I began to pay attention to that phenomenon, I discovered that it consistently happened on Fridays when I went to bed the night before feeling like I was going to get a lot accomplished the next day (because most Fridays are a light school day for us), only to find that, by afternoon, I felt like I’d spun my wheels all day and gotten little accomplished.

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been paying attention to what happens on days when I feel most productive and I’ve identified six key factors that seem to play a huge role in my level of productivity (and one that I need to be doing!).

1. Get up early. I know. I can’t really believe I said it, either, but it’s true. For the past three weeks I’ve been trying to get up earlier. I consistently get more done on the days I get up earlier, even though I’m also trying to go to bed earlier those nights. It’s not that I have more hours in my days; it’s just that I use the hours I do have more productively and don’t feel that I’m running behind all day.

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