111 Productivity Tips for Extremely Busy Bloggers

We only have 168 hours a week

If you’re sleeping 8 hours a day means, you only left with roughly 110 hours

Within 110 hours, how many hours can you be really productive?

I read a bunch of productivity tips online, but never find a big list for better time management. So, I thought it would be useful if I collate a massive list of information at one place to better management our time.

Productivity Tips for Busy People

Do more with less

Read motivational stories/watch inspirational videos

  1. Prepare an editorial calendar and schedule your tasks
  2. Create a to-do list
  3. Create a not-to-do list
  4. When you wake up, set at least 3 MIT’s (Most Important Things for the day)
  5. Sleep less (6 hours is enough for a healthy state of mind)
  6. Prioritize your work
  7. Write in advance
  8. Visualize the day
  9. Keep an idea folder
  10. Mind map your blog post ideas
  11. Work during your prime time (is it morning, evening or midnight?)
  12. Establish a routine
  13. Change the priorities if needed
  14. Use free time wisely to reduce stress
  15. Complete what you start. When you begin a task, do not go to another one, until it is complete
  16. Test everything
  17. Be persistent
  18. Don’t try to be a perfectionist
  19. Maintain a clutter-free working environment
  20. Delegate properly
  21. Do in small chunks
  22. Spend time on reading time management tips

Recharge your life

  1. Listen to music
  2. Have some fun
  3. Go out and walk at least once a day
  4. Drink a lot of water
  5. Eat healthy stuff
  6. Learn something new
  7. Write something different
  8. Read interviews of great bloggers
  9. Go for a vacation
  10. Spend time to exercise
  11. Learn to outsource
  12. Read motivational stories/watch inspirational videos
  13. Narrow down options
  14. Think in energy, not in time
  15. Rest is more important than you think
  16. Let go of expectations
  17. Get some perspective
  18. Spend time with your offline friends

Just focus

101 Productivity Tips for Extremely Busy People

  1. Do one task at a time -Never do multi-tasking
  2. Turn off the monitor while writing (to write without formatting)
  3. Think on paper
  4. Use one tab at a time technique (Open only one page (tab) while working online)
  5. Avoid arguments with others
  6. Follow 21 day challenge
  7. Learn to say NO
  8. Don’t rush things
  9. Work in time blocks (1 to 2 hours minimum)
  10. Don’t judge the things which you can’t handle
  11. Be clear about your own ideas

Stay motivated

  1. Dream big
  2. Create the best and prepare for the worst
  3. Make everyday count
  4. Read as you think
  5. Write as you talk
  6. Be patient
  7. Stay positive
  8. Avoid being a Facebook addict
  9. Have a vision for your life
  10. Don’t give up
  11. Be the best blogger that you know (for me, it’s Leo Babauta)
  12. To double your income, triple your rate of learning
  13. Use the 80/20 Pareto principle

Use technology

101 Productivity Tips for Extremely Busy People

  1. Use focus booster (called  pomodoro technique)
  2. Use evernote to organize your thoughts
  3. Use zenwriter for distraction free writing
  4. Use timetracker to track how much time you’re spending on every site
  5. Use Instapaper to bookmark the important web pages
  6. Use Dreaminder to track your goals
  7. Set up Google alerts
  8. Cancel useless subscriptions using unroll.me

Enhance efficiency

  1. Tell your family/friends to not disturb you while working
  2. Eliminate all the noises around you
  3. Practice yoga or meditation
  4. Play while you play, read while you read, eat while you eat
  5. Work in a separate room (no one should disturb you)
  6. Don’t read too much on Internet (you end up learning nothing!)
  7. Don’t kill yourself with too much work, spend time with yourself too
  8. Wear headphones
  9. Change your expectations (vision more)

Destroy the distractions

  1. Distractions destroy productivity. So, destroy the distractions by sharpening your focus
  2. Don’t check your email first thing in the morning
  3. Unplug the Internet connection while writing (if you’re a web addict)
  4. Turn off all the notifications (IM, email, Facebook, Skype etc)
  5. Put your mobile in silent mode (better turn off while working online)
  6. Use a standing table to write efficiently
  7. Take short breaks

Zen like living to improve productivity

zen rules to increase productivity

  1. Do it slowly and deliberately
  2. Do it completely
  3. Do less
  4. Think about what is necessary
  5. Develop rituals
  6. Eat out less
  7. Use a minimalist wardrobe
  8. Use the library
  9. Batch your errands
  10. Plan ahead
  11. Be fanatic
  12. To get what you want, stop doing what isn’t working
  13. Failing to plan is planning to fail (so make a plan asap)

Avoid procrastination

  1. Decide a task. Execute it!
  2. Stop thinking. Start doing
  3. Just take the first step
  4. Do hard tasks first
  5. Use a planner
  6. Create deadlines
  7. Tell someone else about your goals
  8. Reduce spending time on social media
  9. You don’t FIND time for things, you MAKE it

111. You know what to do – Now make it happen

35 thoughts on “111 Productivity Tips for Extremely Busy Bloggers”

  1. This ones a huge list. I like listening to music, playing games and of course the No. 111.

    and no. 9 under technology – Read LearnBlogTips…. Really, I am doing it. It helps :)

  2. Great list of productivity tips Rahul, Hope you’ve wasted a lot of time for this post.

    I’m following almost 70+ of these already.

    Recharging a life is must for everyone, especially for bloggers like me and you. They must enjoy their time by going outside, spending with family and friends other than blogging.

    • Yes, it took me some time, I don’t say how many hours.. but creating a 101 or 111 list will certainly take time and I suggest you to do the same for your blog :)

  3. This is what I call quality content. Every bit of this post is useful and I recommend bloggers to bookmark this article. Nice job Rahul, keep it up.

  4. Hi Rahul
    That was a very long list with some very great and useful advices. One of my favorite ways to stay Productive is to write small to-do lists. I love to strike out tasks on a to-do list and move on to the next task of the day.

  5. Hi Rahul,

    Establish a set routine. Stick to your plan. Stick to your tasks. But time your tasks, too. Dissolve attachments to any one act and boost the effectiveness of your acts. Awesome list!

    Be ready to change in a moment. Be flexible. During travel, or other activities, your routine changes. I’ve experienced this over the past 16 months. So change when necessary, don’t panic. Prioritize. Prosper.



    • You know what you’re talking about, and I always love your tips because they come from your experience.. I love to see your around here Ryan.. Thanks for adding extra meat :)

  6. Hey,

    This is a great list, but to be honest, we will have to arrange someone to make us remember these tips, because Busy bloggers always have tons of tips already in their mind.

    This is all you’ve mentioned at one place.

  7. Excellent post Rahul! I really appreciated the way you have written this topic. Short tips but still so detailed.
    Recharging our lives and focusing on our aim should be our primary purpose. Keeping only one target in mind isn’t good. We should focus on our health, sleeping times, entertainment, blog and everything.
    It is mentioned in your content that We shouldn’t try to be perfectionist. Could I ask why? According to me, If we try to do everything perfectly then we will be successful in our work too. Yes, we can’t be perfect but *trying to be perfect* make us best.
    I will visit your blog next time too because I guess I can get more useful blogging tips from here. :)

  8. Rahul, Once again an great article by you! Really a huge list of productivity tips! This is the biggest productivity list I’ve ever seen in Internet So far! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Al points were awesome but I hated the “More you read and less you know” one. I read your blog daily and fin it useful always anyways :-)

    Creating time table always works and if I am busy and need focus while writing, I wear my ear buds to avoid any kinda noise from the same room.

    BTW Thanks for all the tips you provided to me.

  10. Whoah! You’ve got a lot of useful tips!
    I’d have to agree with you especially on using Technology. However, there are lots of free apps to choose from and you might expect great results from them but they might just disappoint you. You should know that picking what tool to use that will help you on boosting your productivity is very important. It’s better if you’d do some research first before committing to a particular software.
    What our company is using to boost our productivity is an awesome time tracking software that’s called, Time Doctor. The great thing about this is it doesn’t have keylogging because we think it’s too intrusive and it doesn’t work for a lot of teams. And it’s not necessarily that important if you’re really looking for increase productivity.

  11. Amazing list. I hate to think how long it took you to put these all together. I especially like that you broke the suggestions down into block of suggestions. I am not sure I have ever done a “not to do” list. I may need to explore that one further.

    Thanks from a first time visitor.

    Wayne Melton

    • Loved the comment :)

      Always glad to respond to the new visitors on LBT.

      Try creating a not to do list. It WORKS like a charm Wayne!

      Happy blogging. Btw amazing headline you’ve out there. Gonna check it out now.

  12. Hi Rahul, Almost all the Post are full of creativity ,freshness and knowledge, Learning a lot from your blog, I think LBT is one of the top blog about blogging tips .
    Hope , i will read the same level of posts in the future.

  13. Hello Rahul,
    I am full time blogger from last 3-4 years; While I am doing full time work and getting bored most of time. It’s very difficult to mange full time blogging and writing stuffs. You wrote a most of easy productivity tips for Laptop lifestyle. :)
    Thank you bro for adding huge list.

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