Productivity doesn't just happen. You don't just wake up, get things done, and be an effective powerhouse. You have to make the effort, and that's hard. The TV and social media are always beckoning for your attention, kids need watching, dinner needs cooking, and all the "must do" tasks on your list become "do laters". Then later you feel guilty that you didn't accomplish more. First of all, there is no reason to feel guilt, let that go. Then, using our 10 steps below, start creating the tools you need to make being effective feel effortless and significantly less stressful.