Productivity is something which most people struggle with. As the saying goes, “it’s not the number of hours you put into work, but the amount of work you put in those hours.” The key is to work smarter, not harder.
Productivity doesn’t mean checking off the items on your to-do list. But to complete those tasks in a way that moves you closer to accomplishing your goals, in a manner that it creates a balance and brings ease into your life.
The following tips will help you be more productive, every day, week and month.
Plan in advance:
Make a to-do list the night before or before starting your day. It’s a great productivity tool of all times. They help you get organised and focused. Creating a to-do list will give you a head start in the morning, as your day is already well planned.
If you are a multi-tasker, you’re probably putting your productivity at stake. Our brain is not wired to do two things simultaneously, in fact it reduces our productivity by 40%. This is because, when you are juggling between multiple tasks, it limits your focus and causes mental fatigue. So, to boost your productivity, try to stick to a single task at a time.
Distractions are everywhere, especially online. If you work from your computer, you will be lured to check your social media, watch videos and surf the internet. Turn off the notifications on your computer and phone, limit your time on social media. Also, keep your phone on silent mode while working so that constant updates won’t distract you.
This may seem counterintuitive to you, but taking short breaks between work boosts concentration, creativity and the memory. Working continuously for long stretches of time leads to stress and exhaustion. So, to maximize your efficiency you need to take frequent, short breaks to refresh your mind.
To perk things up, rewarding yourself is the best thing to do. Whatever you do, tie it with a nice reward. This gives you something positive to look forward to, besides the relief of completing the tasks.
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