It’s always important to be highly productive at work – especially if you are ambitious. However, it’s easier said than done, isn’t it? One of the many reasons for being less efficient in the inability to do away with the distraction. But that’s not the only reason. Let’s have a look at the tips that can help you shoot up your productivity.
- Stop doing unnecessary tasks: Many times we do stuff that’s unimportant. We don’t even realize it and keep on doing it. Usually, it’s a habit. A habit that started from a necessity, which is no longer the case. The best thing to do right now is to take a step back and evaluate each task that you do. Consider how necessary it is, the time it consumes and how close it take you to your goals.
- Organize your breaks: Contrary to popular beliefs, being productive doesn’t mean you work non-stop. Only a machine can work like that, and if you try to imitate a robot, your productivity will go down. So the better idea is to schedule your breaks strategically for optimum performance. If you are self-employed or have a flexible work schedule, walk away from the desk for few minutes whenever you feel your productivity is going down. Have a glass of water or go for a washroom break.
- Stop multi-tasking: If you are multi-tasking so many things, believe us you aren’t being highly productive. In fact, when you change tasks more than 10 times in a day, your grasping power will go down. According to various studies, when you multitask your IQ drops by an average of 10 points – 15 for men and 5 for women.
- Break down big tasks: If you have a big task to do that can take weeks or months to complete, it’s wise to break it into smaller tasks that you can easily measure. For example, you have to launch a website of your own. Instead of looking for designing all through the day, list down the number of designing websites you should visit. In fact, you should schedule each and every process that’s required to build an engaging website.
- Become unavailable: In this age of technology wherein anyone can be reached through a text message, email, or message on Facebook, distraction is easy to come by. Don’t fall victim to it. Instead of checking all your messages every 5 minutes, check it after few hours. Also, if you are receiving too many unnecessary calls, become unavailable on the phone. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore emergency calls. Instead create a system that can help you filter necessary calls without throwing your schedule off the track.
- Automate as much as possible: Take advantage of latest inventions and automate as many tasks as possible. Some of the tasks that you can automate include:
Delete, archive and sorting of emails
Deleting spam emails
Paying off your bills
Tweeting and posting of your new posts
- Be inspired: Sit back and think about your priorities. Consider what inspires you and what doesn’t. Do you like helping others? Or connecting with new people? Consider your inspirations while setting up your goals.