boosting productivity this autumn

7 ways to boost your productivity this autumn

Posted on 3 October, 2022 by Lyndsey Segal in Business Coaching

Did you know that Autumn is the most productive season and October is the most productive month of the year?

With the summer behind us, people often return to work with renewed energy, focus and motivation to implement new ideas, tackle their tasks and to-dos and achieve their goals. 

Here are 7 ways you can boost your productivity this Autumn: 

1. Review your goals

Autumn is a great time to review progress towards your goals, reflect on your achievements and challenges and make necessary adaptations or changes.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What progress have I made toward my yearly goals?
  • What has gone well that I should continue to do?
  • What is stopping me from making further progress in key areas?

2. Make an action plan

Autumn is an ideal time to make a plan for the remainder of the year and determine which tasks are most crucial for those last few months to finish the year strong.

An action plan for the next steps of your business or workload will help structure and prioritise your tasks and to-dos and keep you on track with key milestones.

3. Embrace your power hours

Knowing when you work best is one of the most effective ways to boost your productivity. 

Use your peak times of productivity (based on your energy and attention levels) for your deep, focused work. Remove distractions and avoid interruptions during these times.

4. Feed your productivity

Eating the right foods to help boost productivity and brain function is imperative at this time of year. 

When we are eating foods rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants we feel nourished and alert, whereas a diet high in fat and sugar can zap energy and motivation.

Here are 10 foods that help us be more productive:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Whole grains
  • Greek yogurt
  • Oily fish

5. Get enough sunlight

Now that the days are becoming shorter, we need to make sure to get enough sunlight.

A morning walk, jog or bike ride before work or during a break can help to boost your attention, mood and therefore your productivity.

Try shifting your outdoor activities to the mornings where there is the most light, instead of doing them after work hours when it’s darker. 

6. Stay active 

Fresh air and movement is good for everybody’s health and productivity.

Go for a jog, head to a park, meet a friend for a walk, or take your dog for an extra walk.

All of this movement keeps your mind and body healthy and supplies new energy, boost creativity and productivity when you sit back down to work. 

7. Try a creative hobby

Autumn is a great time to start or continue with a creative hobby as engaging in creative activities can help to reduce stress, anxiety and contribute positively to your mental health. Do something that will bring you joy.

How I can help boost your productivity this Autumn

1. Time management and productivity coaching/training

Learn how to manage your time and workload more effectively and boost your productivity

2. Business planning and development

Set goals and develop an action plan to guide the next steps of your business

3. Accountability coaching

Coaching to keep you on track, meet deadlines and be accountable to achieve your goals

4. ENERGISER: extensive business coaching programme

My extensive business coaching programme, designed to supercharge your business and productivity.

5. Productivity Prompts

The perfect desk accessory, consisting of 30 productivity cards – prompts to help you plan your day, prioritise your tasks and boost your motivation and wellbeing.