Finding ways to make your productivity soar is something we are all looking for. Getting more done in the same twenty-four hours is the goal.
Follow these productivity tips and achieve more:
Figure out your best time of the day – You need to figure out what time of the day you are at your best. For me it’s the morning, so I work on my more difficult tasks earlier in the day. If you work better later in the day, save your tougher tasks for that time. You will have more success and see your productivity increase by doing the hard stuff when you’re at your best and most alert. On the reverse, don’t waste your best time doing mundane things like emails, etc. Use your most alert time to be more creative and productive.
Stop multi-tasking – Our brains don’t like multitasking and we need to stop.
There are countless studies proving that it actually affects our IQ! Giving up multitasking will make you more productive. Trying to do two or three things at once means you’re getting very little done. Multitasking wastes time. It’s faster to work and concentrate on one thing, finish it and then start another. Your brain will thank you.
Work in blocks – People who work in time blocks tend to be more productive researchers have found. It’s easier to focus and get your work done. Choose a time frame of 30 or 50 minutes and do one task and see the difference.
Take a break – Most of us sit at our desks and forget to take a break. Ten or fifteen minutes away from your desk will re-energize you and boost your productivity. Breaks improve your concentration. Talk to friend, take a walk or enjoy a cup of tea, something other than working for a few minutes can make a difference in the level and quality of your work.
Take care of yourself – Exercise, getting enough sleep and healthy eating habits are all important to helping with our productivity. If you’re well rested and eating healthy brain food you’re in better shape to meet your challenges. Also being upbeat, optimistic are solid ways to take care of yourself. If you’re feeling good and are healthy, being productive is easier to accomplish.