Everyone is gifted with the same 24 hours a day. It's how you use those, that matters. If you are among them who intend to use time wisely, boosting your productivity may prove to be an asset on the go. If you see, one thing is common among all successful people that they all are super productive. You wouldn't see a couch potato being successful and achieving any goals in life. Here we are unraveling simple hacks to boost productivity.
Break it up.
Write down the plan.
Recognize the peak of productive hours.
Do the hardest task first.
Keep it realistic.
1. One-touch rule.
Follow the 'one-touch rule'. The rule implies, once you start doing a task, complete the task on the first attempt. By committing to this rule you achieve restraint over the biggest monster of procrastination. This practice helps you in getting things done quickly as well.
2. Break it up.
Break down your goals into smaller tasks. That way, goals can be achieved in steps. Smaller tasks are easier to complete and your productivity improves.
3. No multitasking.
It's scientifically proven that human beings are not capable of successful multitasking. When you try to multitask, what actually happens is your focus shifts from one task to another and come back to the first. By shifting focus, concentration breaks and the task would take more time than allotted. One task at a time is best to boost productivity.
4. Write down the plan.
Writing down your plan helps in registering it in your subconscious mind. Writing also helps you to keep track of the tasks easily. When you write the plan on paper, the idea becomes reality making it accountable. Do mark the list when the task is done. This small gesture can release endorphins of satisfaction.
5. Avoid interruptions.
Interruptions are inevitable unless you make sure you are isolated. It can cause a major dip in productivity. Being interrupted while working in a focussed zone is an unpleasant experience too. Make sure you are not being wanted while working hours by simply putting up a 'Do not disturb' sign.
6. Plan ahead.
Make your plan for tomorrow, today itself. A to-do list can help productive work-life drastically. Making plans ahead is crucial part of managing your time as well.
7. Recognise the peak of productive hours.
Some of us are active at mornings and some work well during night hours. Depending on personal preference, you can identify the peak performance period and get more work done during the time, thereby boosting productivity.
8. Set deadlines.
Keeping a self-imposed time frame for each goal is important. Deadlines can create a feeling of ' urgency' and that results in getting the work done on time. Deadlines are much popular among employees.
9. Hardest first.
It's a human tendency to swing towards the easiest task first. But doing so will reduce the motivation to do the work, as you reach the end. Do the hardest task first and move towards the easiest. This will definitely spike productivity.
10. Be realistic.
Avoid over-committing tasks. Do not try to complete a task of 5 hours in 1 hour. It will only affect quality and productivity. Plan realistically as per the task to achieve better results.
Being productive is not difficult if you can commit to the cause. Success is a definite byproduct of commitment. What actions are you going to take on your life now to make it better?