To be more productive means to master your efficiency more. It’s one thing to have the skills and another to put them to good use – that calls for the habits to be more productive. Developing and sticking with the right habits are the only ways to be productive. But the maintenance is as tasking as developing it. That’s why those who are exceptionally productive are those willing to do more – discipline themselves for the right attitudes. We have gathered five (5) most powerful ways to be more productive.
Set and master your goals
Blind adventures lead to dead ends. Productivity is like an achievement. And without having what to achieve, there’s no fight or cause to be productive. Your first powerful tool is to define your goals. With your goals existing, it’d be difficult to succumb to distractions. Also, you must constantly review your goals (maybe weekly or monthly) to reinvigorate you and to provide opportunities for the development of new path and strategies. Your goals must also be configured down to your daily activities to establish an effective link between your ultimate goal and daily chores.
Waking up early is tied to productivity. It’s one effective means to reduce stress by eliminating the need to be in a hurry to work. On this note, you will always start your work without pressure and with hosts of positivity throughout the day. Waking up early and active is always as a result of going to bed early. Hence, this also offers you quality rest to wake up fully renewed for your day’s activities. It is possible to be night owl sometimes and wake up a little later, those days are not ruined. They can still be productive but try to stick with early wake-up schedules.
Write your task and eat the frog first
One major reason why we fail to complete our tasks for the day is that the last tasks are always more difficult, meaning we started with the easiest. You can change things around by eating the frog first. And what does that mean? Take up the most tedious task for your day first. The idea is that we always start the day with full energy, and without dispensing the energy rightfully, we can spend the day achieving less. While you need little energy and motivation to take up the exciting tasks, using up your initial momentum on the ugliest will take you a very long way if not to the finish line.
Measure your result not time
Task management is as important as time management. We would achieve less by evaluating our achievements based on the number of hours we have spent working. The important thing you need to focus on is what has been achieved. While you have setup timeframes for your duties, measuring how much you have completed will always provide the right motivation you need and possibly alternative plans if your current pace is not feasible.
Stop feeding your distractions
If your mobile phone notifications will always be the reason why you break your workflow, then you need to put it down. Strictly minimize or loose connections with friendships and activities that always slow you down or distract you from discharging your duties efficiently.