Do you always feel like you never complete your daily tasks? Then you have to be more deliberate about what you do and how much time you spend on them. In other words, being more productive. Here are 6 strategies you can adopt.
Focus On One Task At A Time
If you want to be productive at your place of work or business, quit multitasking. The juggling going back and forth between tasks will slow you down. Instead, focus on one task at a time, complete it before moving on to the next one. Additionally, if you can’t do without multitasking, consider prioritizing the things that are urgent and important. That way you become more productive.
Take Regular Breaks
Working long hours at a stretch can cause fatigue or burnout fast. If this happens, it declines your performance. Practice the habit of taking 5-to-15-minute breaks during your work day. You can use that time to stretch your legs, get a water break before going back to the task.
Set Small Goals
Got a big project that sounds overwhelming? Break it into smaller tasks. You can use small daily objectives to achieve bigger and more time-consuming work. That way you feel in control and make the bigger projects seem less overwhelming.
Track And Limit Time On Tasks
It’s good to attempt to perfect a task but the reality is nothing is ever perfect. So just give up on the illusion of perfection. Rather than wasting so much time on a single project when you need to complete several, do the task to the best of your ability (while conscious of the amount of time) and move on. If you are still not satisfied with the result, you can always come back and improve it later.
Do The Hardest Tasks When You Are Most Alert And Energized
Identify when you’re most alert and energized and tackle the big tasks. Focusing on your biggest and most time-consuming tasks during your peak productive period of the day can help you achieve more. Also, consider planning your day the night before. That way, you can maximize your time when you first arrive at work or at a time of day when you feel the most productive.
There will always be distractions or interruptions but you have to be deliberate to minimize them to the best of your ability. Social media, emails, or chats with friends and colleagues can be distracting. Practice staying away from your
Everyday will not be a perfectly productive one, so don’t beat yourself over it. Just work on practicing these tips and you will become more productive -whether you are working in the office or at home. The most important thing is to work smarter, not harder.
What other tips do you use to stay productive?