Improve Your Productivity With These Hacks
Have you ever written down your to-do list for the week and, at the end of the week, discovered that most items on the list remained undone? A productive day can prove challenging to achieve, especially with numerous distractions like social media texting, and requires a lot of focus and mental discipline to succeed. Here are some tips to help you tick complete those tasks on your list.
The first thing you need to do is to set goals and timeframes to achieve those goals. Setting goals helps keep you accountable and can help encourage you to do the work. A great way to help improve your accountability is to get an accountability partner who asks about your progress for each task. Next, break down goals into smaller tasks and gradually tackle each one until you accomplish the set goal.
The next thing to do is eliminate distractions like texts, phones, and TV. If your cellphone causes distractions, keep it away from you, and stay non-work calls at a distance. A trick to help is to have a dedicated workstation containing your work materials and tools. Your workspace should be comfortable. Get a comfortable chair to prevent backaches and cramps.
Finally, assign time to tasks and take short breaks between tasks to prevent burnout. For example, the Pomodoro Technique is a productivity technique whereby you commit 25mins to intense work and 5mins for a break to keep you active throughout the day.
Another hack is not to get discouraged. When most people try performing a task and hit a wall, it can quickly get discouraging, leading them to get frustrated and ignore other tasks at hand. When you get stuck, leave the job, and proceed to the next job. This way, you don’t get stuck achieving anything.
Lastly, track your time to see how you spend your day. Tracking helps you identify distractions that may be reducing your productivity.