Staying productive at home or at work isn’t always as easy as you think it will be. Your productivity is something that you can always improve if you’re willing to work on it. We’ve come up with 5 things that you can do right now to help improve your productivity.
1. Plan Your Day
Take 5 or 10 minutes the night before or when you wake up to look over your schedule and make a plan for that day. If you know exactly what you have going on and what time you’ll be better able to stay organized and not lose focus on the tasks at hand.
Know what things need to take priority in your day. After you plan your day make sure you label tasks from most important to least important so you’re sure you get the most pressing matters taken care of.
3. Minimize Distractions
If you are working from a computer (which is the norm these days) put it on do not disturb and turn your phone off so you can focus on what you’re working on with no distractions. This will help you get tasks done faster so that you can move on to the next thing.
4. Don’t overload
Don’t take on more work than you can handle. If you have too much on your plate you are more likely to look at your to do list and feel stressed, and if you’re stressed you don’t have a clear & focused mind for work.
5. Try the “Two-Minute Rule”
Take a look at your task list and see if there is anything that could be done in two minutes or less, if there is do it. It gives you the chance to check something off your list in a record amount of time and gives you the feeling of being productive. This will encourage you to complete more tasks.