In today's world, there's so much going on. I've heard it said jokingly but adulting isn't easy. Add a family into the mix and things can get hectic quickly. Picking up the kiddos, running errands, tending to the house, and all while holding down a job. You've got to stay on top of your game, now more than ever.

I'm all about picking up as many tips and tricks as I can. I mean, after all, why make things more difficult? The website Markup Hero has the right idea when it comes to productivity. They've listed out some easy tips on staying one step ahead not only at work but at home as well. Check these out and see how many you already do.


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Grab Yourself a Planner

For many of us, including me, it helps s great deal to write things down. Combine that with a planner/calendar and you're well on your way.

Don't Forget to Set Those Deadlines

Deadlines help achieve goals. The trick is to stick to them.

Make Sure to Have a Clean and Organized Workspace

If you're anything like me, a disorganized desk makes things even more difficult. Stay as organized as possible. It makes things easier to access.

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Stay Hydrated and Eat Healthily

I'm a huge lover of coffee but don't rely on that all day. It can result in a crash later. Water is a great replenisher. Plus eating well will help keep you going strong.

Make Technology Work For You

There are several productivity apps and programs available to help you along the way.

Delegate When Possible

You'd be surprised how much more you can get done with a little help. Don't be afraid to delegate tasks. Just make sure you trust who you ask.

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Get an Early Start and Have a Plan

Time is of the essence. Get a good early start on the day with a direction of what you want to accomplish and how you're going to get there.

Take Breaks Throughout the Day

This is a big one for me. If I don't step away from a task at hand, at least for a few minutes, it can really affect my day. Grab those breaks in the action when you can.

Set Time Limits On Tasks

There are some jobs that will take as much from you as you're willing to give it. There's got to be a cut-off point. Not only for your sanity but you don't want one task to hold up other projects.

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Photo: Arx0nt/Getty Images

Treat Yourself for a Job Well Done

Make sure to take time and reward yourself. This helps keeps you motivated.

Time is one thing that we can never get back. That's why I'm all about staying one step ahead of things and being as productive as possible. Hopefully, the above tips are a great start to giving you some time back to enjoy the things you love the most.

One thing that keeps many of us busy this time of year is Spring cleaning. It's good to have a plan going in to make the process easy. There are tips to help with this too. Just look below.

Top 9 Spring Cleaning Tips For Homeowners

It's officially Spring and time for a little deep cleaning in your home. Getting rid of dust and cobwebs, reorganizing drawers, and scrubbing those grimy corners can be just what your home needs for a fresh start!

Here is a checklist to make sure you don't miss a spot when cleaning: