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.
I wouldn’t say that I’m an artist by any means. Sure, I can get creative and all, but since I don’t paint or draw I don’t see myself as artsy. Still, I love taking pictures. Not of myself of course -..-’ But I love to take photos of flowers, landscapes, the sky, people, events, anything and everything :) So maybe I’m a tad on the artsy side, but I still wouldn’t call myself artistic.
But lately, I’ve been wanting to take some of my photos and actually print them onto canvas. Of course, then it occurred to me that if I’m gonna do that, I need to figure out some way to put my signature on the photo… even if it’s just my initials. That’s just something that stamps the pic and says, ‘yeah, this one’s mine :)’. I wouldn’t say that I’m a glory hog or territorial, but I know that people will think nothing of stamping their name on another person’s work, and that infuriates me.
Still. I’m not even sure about ordering prints on canvas. I’ve googles “Photoes”+”Canvas” and several services popped up. One place that I really like is Canvas Pop, just because they have a nice ordering process, and they allow you to see the work in space. Plus they let you specify unique measurements for your canvas. If you want a print that’s 5x9 then go ahead and put that in and they’ll print it for you. They are a tad on the expensive side tho…but I kinda expected that. Print Your Life is pretty cool too, but I find the only thing I like about their service is in their gallery under Grunge… It’s just an intestine style. It’s also interesting that they’ll Avatar a pic of you… I should tell Jessica about that ^..^ Canvas on Demand isn’t too bad of a place either….they allow custom measurements as well …and from what I can tell, they have Ty Pennington as a sponsor o..o Oh and lastly there’s Photogonia,which offers a bunch of things other than just photo prints and canvas stuffs… there’s like, tile sets and puzzles and keepsake boxes. All sorts of stuff.
…and with all that, is it any wonder I feel mixed about? I mean, there are so many options, I’m just not sure what to pick. I get so caught up in looking at options, that I forget entirely that I still am not sure about that whole signature thing -..-’ I’m gonna try just scanning my signature into my computer as an image and then opening my photos with Corel Draw and placing the signature over a corner… see if that works.
The reason most of this quandary started is because Mom’s birthday is coming up (Sept. 2 :3), and she mentioned a while back that she’d like to get three pictures of mine from Spring, Autumn and Winter and put them over her fire place. So, I wanna go over there and measure how high all those pictures would be (obviously they’d all be landscape style photos :]) and then choose three of my best prints.
…so that’s my latest project. Not sure how far I’ll get in it today, but I am working on that signature thing for right now… and gathering up prices on the websites that I’m looking at. o..o other than that, I really don’t know what else to do until I’m actually ready to order so..yah.
I guess that’s all for now. I’ll write later, Sunshines :)
You Should Travel to India
You’re a passionate, gusty traveler - and India’s gritty urban centers won’t scare you away. Maybe you’ll take in the Taj Mahal, eat the best curry of your life, or attend a huge street festival.