Are you constantly on the lookout for ways to be more productive? 👀 We often find ourselves wanting to fill our days with as much as possible, but we then go to bed realising we haven’t actually accomplished that much. And that’s a very frustrating feeling. So, how to avoid it and be more productive? Remember, it’s not about wanting to do more, more, more, but rather finding the right balance that works for you. 🙌
Need a starting point? Forbes made a list of good productivity habits to keep in mind and we’re sharing our favourites with you!
Cut your To-Do List in Half
Getting things done during your workday shouldn’t mean fitting in doing as much as possible in the sanctioned eight hours. Do you really need those 30 tasks on your to-do list? Take a less-is-more approach to your to-do list by only focusing on accomplishing things that matter.
Take More Breaks
The ache in your brain after several long hours of work should be your signal to take a break. Since your brain has used up its glucose, give yourself a moment to refresh by going for a walk, grabbing lunch or a snack, or just meditating. You’ll come back recharged and ready to achieve greater efficiency.
Stop trying to do 10 things at once! Changing tasks more than 10 times a day drops your IQ an average of 10 points. Get things done more effectively and efficiently by focusing on one task at a time.
Tackle your Challenging Tasks Before Lunch
Knock out your most challenging work when your brain is fresh. If you have any busy work or meetings, save them for the afternoon. By scheduling your day this way, you’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage your time.
Create a System
You’ve probably developed a few productivity-ruining habits over the years. Manage your distracting ways by creating a system. For those of you who check your emails compulsively, plan a morning, afternoon, and evening time slot to manage your inbox. Otherwise, you’ll get distracted from accomplishing more important goals throughout the day.