How to Recover From an Unproductive Day

Hey lovelies, for the past few days my family and I have constantly been on the go. We spent all day Friday, and Saturday in a car, driving around town. Needless to say, Sunday was a lazy day. However due to the lazy day, and the exhausting two days running around town, I’m tired. This little introvert can only take so much being around people constantly. Therefore I thought I’d share my tips for how to recover from an unproductive day, so that day doesn’t become a week, then several weeks, etc.

Focus on Smaller Tasks:

When I feel like doing nothing except for cuddle up on my bed with a cup of earl grey tea, and some fuzzy socks, I try crossing off some of the smaller tasks on my to-do list. Which once I get done with those, I then crawl into my bed with a cup of tea, and fuzzy socks. By doing these smaller tasks, it means I’ll have more time focusing on other things during the week, which means saving time over the course of the week.

Think, Think,… Think :

Winnie the Pooh reference, did anyone get that? Sometimes the problem doesn’t lie within your routine. Think about your most productive hours of the day, and how you can use them to your advantage. There’s no point in forcing yourself to get up early when you’re more productive at night. Just like there’s no point in staying up late when you’re more productive early in the morning. Switch your routine around, and find what works best for you.

Plan it Out a Bit:

I’ve observed over time with my friends, family, and even myself that we’re typically unproductive because we don’t know what we’re supposed to focus on entirely. Sit down with your planner, or I just use a dated to-do list, and schedule the next few days out and figure out what needs to be done when. This way you know exactly what you need to do, when you need to do it, and you’ll avoid any mishaps with forgetting about that one project you had to do.

Don’t Worry; It’ll All Be Alright:

At the end of the day, we all have days where we do nothing… and that’s okay. Sometimes we have to completely shut down, so we can come back and give tasks are all. Just look at that day, go “oh well,” and look towards tomorrow with a positive, and excited attitude and mindset. We all need to take a break sometimes; it’s okay to slack off once in a while.

What do you like to do on lazy days?

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.


  1. It is frustrating on my part when I found myself doing nothing at all. So I simply focus on smaller tasks during lazy days.

    I recently blogged about “productive procrastination”, it is a concept on how you can effectively put off bigger tasks without wasting time.

    Cheryle |

    • Hi Cheryle, I know what you mean, it definitely can be frustrating when you don’t get anything done in a day.

      I’ll definitely check your post out.

      Thank you for stopping by, and commenting,


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