10 Tips To Increase Productivity
1. Set Daily Goals
List up the things you want to do or accomplish for that day. It’s very easy to get distracted, so list your daily goals in advance (preferably when you wake up or the night before you sleep).
2. Disregard The Less Important Tasks
If you can simply delete a task from your to-do list, then do it. Some tasks are not even worth your time when compared to the more important ones. Determine what’s most important and get those done first. To do this, list all the tasks you think you have to do, then put a number beside each one in order or importance. Then start deleting the ones that you realized are not important.
3. Work During Your Peak Times
First, try to identify when you function best. Are you a morning person or night person? We are usually most productive when we are not distracted, when we can think most clearly and when our mood is good. Then set up your day to work during these times.
4. Set Up Deadlines
Set up deadlines for when to get what done. This forces us to start doing and not procrastinate. We often think we have more time than we really do and we leave everything until the last minute. However, by setting up a deadline, we constantly remind ourselves.
5. Slice and Dice
Sometimes, we dread really large projects but if we break them down into smaller units, we’re more likely to complete them.
6. Try Not To Multitask
Multitasking can make us distracted. So avoid opening up those additional tabs and just finish what you are currently working on. It’s recommended that once you start on a task, stay on that same task until you are 100% done.
We don’t actually have to do everything ourselves. If we can get someone else to do it, then do it. This is true especially if the task is something we’re not very good at. It’s better to hire someone who is and work on something else we’re more productive on.
8. Batch The Miscellaneous Tasks Together
For checking emails, making phone calls, or social network updates, batch them together into a single time slot.
9. Find Inspirations
If we’re stuck on ideas or answers, look around for other resources. Look on the web or talk to someone we know who does what we do.
10. Push Our Limits
If we’re tired and we’re still not done, keep pushing. If we notice ourselves complaining, identify that. If we notice ourselves worrying, put those feelings aside. If we’re sleepy, force ourselves to stay awake just a little longer.