• Melanie Fontaine

    Great list! I have to admit that housework is my favorite thing to do when I’m feeling down or like I’m not able to do anything else – if you would tell my 16-year-old self, she definitely wouldn’t believe, but it kind of gets me to a relaxed state of mind. Plus, my apartement will be clean most of the time! ;)

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      I like housework too sometimes! Except those times come completely sporadically and I can’t predict them. At least yours have a pattern ;) My apartment is still a perpetual mess!

  • Vaida Tamošauskaitė

    oh, such a lovely post! i’m definitely saving it, and having a peek the day when I will be bored, and not finding anything to do.. :)
    this list will make you pretty busy! hah :) so kind, and lovely of you! X

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      That’s awesome to hear Vaida! So glad you enjoyed it :)

  • Jessica Dearinger

    Oh my gosh you are too funny. I’m a new reader of yours and I think I just improved my daily to do list ten fold. Today I really didn’t have much planned, and now it’s 10:30am and I have a whole bunch I can do! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      ha that is so awesome! I hope you end up doing some of these, that would be great! And thanks for being a new reader, so glad to have you join us here. :)

  • http://www.inspirationsparks.com/ Laura @ Inspiration.Sparks

    What an awesome list you’ve compiled here :D !! I love doing little things like these throughout my day, especially when you don’t have a job and you’re home all day. These things definitely keep you sane and feeling like you didn’t just waste your day.


    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      totally know what you mean! i didnt work for a month earlier this year and felt sooo unproductive (even though it was nice to relax!). But yeah I need to get on these things too!!

  • Nino van Vuuren

    Love the list! I think I’m going to keep on coming back to it time and again.

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Awesome!! I kind of think I will too!

  • http://lostintravelsblog.blogspot.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

    i need to print this out and stick it on every surface of our apt so there’s no excuse for not getting things done!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Fabulous idea! I also need to re-work my 5 second attention span. It’s getting BAD.

      • http://lostintravelsblog.blogspot.com/ Chelsea @ Lost in Travels

        oh man, sometimes i feel like i’m struggling for even five seconds

  • http://kayspray.blogspot.co.uk/ Kayleigh Parker

    I am definitely having one of those days today! Decided to spend my day writing blog posts for the future and discovering new blogs to follow. That’s productive enough right? x

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Heck yes!! That’s an honorary #31 because I need to do that too!

  • http://lifeisswede.wordpress.com/ Regan

    Wow I cannot tell you how timely and relevant this is for me right now! I just move to a new country where I don’t speak the language, so am not only unemployed, but not even able to start looking for work until I learn (or figure out a way to work in English) … so I am having a LOT of days like this, and I will be keeping this list close at hand!!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      I’m so glad this list could be helpful for you! I definitely feel you about being in a new country and just not knowing WHAT in the world to do. It can be so frustrating! Where did you move to?

  • http://hemborgwife.wordpress.com/ Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    Love this and the one about grooming made me laugh as I imagined sitting there will someone brushed my hair!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      HAHA brushed it and then put a little dog bow in it, right?

  • http://www.chimerikal.com/ Erika

    Love this — such a good idea! I have those days more often than I should, but this is a fun list of pick-me-up activities! (I’ll probably avoid the cleaning ones, knowing myself, haha, but love this.) Heck, just reading this list made me feel more productive! Is this pudding? BECAUSE I SEE SOME PROOF!!! (Get it? Ahhh bit of a stretch!)

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Thank you Erika! And I specifically made the cleaning one only about cleaning a small section of your house because I know I’d never do it if it was the whole thing! And…I…um…I don’t get it!! Explain prease.

      • http://www.chimerikal.com/ Erika

        That phrase was so… bad. Such a bad punny joke. I was just using the phrase “the proof is in the pudding” but… ah, it made SO MUCH MORE SENSE in my head and now that it’s several hours later, it just sounds like crazy talk. SORRY ‘BOUT THAT. hahaha. ridic.

  • Bea

    This is brilliant. I need this up on my wall or something. I have this kind of days more often than I care for. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      I’m so glad you like it! And yes, I have days like that too much. I need to put some of these into practice too! :)

  • http://sweetsmores.wordpress.com/ Mallory

    I have days like these all the time! (I don’t know if I should be putting exclamation marks with that…). I’m glad I can now have a mental list that I can go through to have a productive day, even if it’s not very productive. I totally laughed about the whole Akon thing too. I have his songs on my iTunes and I don’t think I’ve ever listened to his songs on there haha!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      haha I have days like this too truuuuust me! And haha I couldn’t think of who to use in that artists-I-don’t-need-in-my-itunes part and as soon as I opened iTunes I saw Akon and thought, BINGO.

  • Lauren Roerick

    Loved this list. It’s cute and definitely a fun place to start not being so lazy. Though I’m going to have to change number 14 to work on a hobby you already have!! haha I have too many to start a new one ;)

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      HAHA totaaaally agree with you there. This blog started as a DIY blog and the last time I DIYed anything was…..yeah, can’t remember!

  • http://www.dysfunctionaleverafter.com/ Sammantha

    This is so perfect! I’m totally printing this and using it, lol


    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      AH you’re awesome! I really want a printer, is that weird? Mid-twenties-life-crisis.

  • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

    I was mega productive yesterday and deleted over 1,000 emails that I had been secretly hoarding….DON’T JUDGE ME!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      HAHA no judging but WOW THAT IS A LOT. If it gets over 150 I feel like I have poo on my face. (i.e. very dirty) (i.e. i.e. worst analogy ever)

      • http://www.thehappytype.com/ Crystal Turpin

        HAHAHAHA, by worst I’m sure you mean the most vivid and awesome because that’s what it was! I’m going to try and keep it around the 100 mark, but no promises….I always just feel like I might need them….because I MIGHT.

        • Vivienne Z

          I do it differently. I open every new email I get right when I see it, but if it’s one I need to peruse more thoroughly, I “star” it on gmail, and more often than not, forget about it -_- That’s my version of “unread email hoarding”.

  • CC

    Ah, i hate going to bed feeling like I haven’t done anything worthwhile. Thanks for the tips!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Totally know the feeling! Anytime girl, anytime!

  • http://www.aninvisiblecrown.com/ Jade

    These are some great tips! I’m pinning this post so I can go back to it when I’m feeling like I’ve not done anything worthwhile in a day.

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Awesome and thank you, Jade!

  • Jordyn

    LOVE this post! These are such good ideas! New reader/follower! This Lovely Little Day sent me in your direction!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      Yay thanks for joining me!! And I’m so glad you liked this post. :) I also like that you spell your name with a y too :)

  • Vivienne Z

    How do you come up with all these great lists? No, really, how do you do it?

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    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      haha you are so funny that you found this random post to leave this sweet comment on. Love it! And thank you so much! :)

  • http://eatseedoblog.com/ Anna @ Eat, See, Do

    You’re like sunshine Melyssa. Love it.

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      YOU WARM MY HEART, ANNA! Thank you for being such a sweet little lady. :)

  • Morissa

    Just want to say that I was having a crummy day…but this made me feel better! Thanks!

    • http://thenectarcollective.com/ Mel @ The Nectar Collective

      That is awesome to hear Morissa :) Well, not about your crummy day! I hope today is much, much better.

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