We are beings of habit and the same applies to our brains. When we establish a routine, we carry out tasks faster and more effective since we do not have to think about many tasks. Regardless of the work or industry, you are involved in, every person will always not have enough hours in a day to get everything done. As a result, we get this feeling of being always behind, and this is not good for our overall productivity.
There are smart ways everyone can employ if he or she wants to be productive. Here are top of these ways;
Write down important tasks
Every morning, you need to write down the most effective tasks that you need to accomplish. You need to take time to prioritize on these tasks you have written, for the better part of your day. Be clear with what you write, and ensure that it is something doable. Ensure that you do your best to stick with what you have set in your goals list for the day.
Learn to say No
For some people, saying no is harder than they may think. However, if you want to elevate your productivity levels, then you should not let people play with your time the way they want. You need to be your boss and gain control of your time. You need to learn to tell people when you are busy and tell them that you will let them know when you are free.
You know that feeling you get after realizing you have spent an hour of your time browsing and visiting unnecessary social media pages. It can never be a good feeling. If you have to procrastinate, then you must do it positively. You must be productive even in your procrastination. You should look for something productive that doesn’t have to do with your work, to help you relax your mind. It can be reading a book or discussing some topics with a colleague.
Restrict social media usage
You need to restrict the use of social media for a maximum of 30 minutes per day. We are all humans and as human, we want to spend time on anything exciting. Social media is composed of exciting stories and posts and in most cases. We pop every now and then to see what is happening. To be more effective, you need to set limits for yourself, for about 20 -30 minutes every day, and minimize the time you waste on social media. You should also limit the time you spend on your phone, to ensure that your phone doesn’t take most of your time.
You need to have a simple note that lists all the things you have to do, as well as their deadlines. Working without a deadline can be quite disastrous. There will always be other things popping up and will distract you. You need to have a deadline for every task you do, to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything important. Even if a task is not particularly time-sensitive, you must establish a deadline on when it will be done.