Tips & Tricks For Top-Notch Productivity
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the desire to leave your work and go outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine is strong. If you read our prior article on our blog on maintaining a healthy work-life balance, you are aware that we do not consider spending time outside to be a negative thing. Therefore, let’s encourage you to work smarter, not harder, to make the most of the time you have inside so that you may enjoy your leisure time as far away from your desk as feasible.
Here are three methods that you may boost the amount of work that you get done.
No email until noon
It’s impossible, isn’t it? If I told you that checking your email was a waste of time and a distraction throughout your day, would you believe me? That it inhibits you from getting off to a good start when you get up in the morning? James Clear, author of a book that was a bestseller in The New York Times, is quoted as saying that he uses the morning to “pursue my own agenda rather than responding to everyone else’s agenda.”
How would you want to spend the first part of the day? Complete a bookkeeping work that you didn’t quite get through the previous day; compose your next blog piece and social material to promote it; write down everything you need to accomplish, and prioritize it according to the requirements of the situation.
Figure out when you’re most productive
Others are more of day warriors or night owls, while yet others are early birds who may or may not eat worms in the morning. In a nutshell, there is no universally accepted solution to the question of when society is at its most productive. After discovering that our circadian rhythms and biological clocks are in charge of our lives, we have little choice but to embrace them and work with them rather than against them.
It will be easier for you to finish activities and you will have a greater sense of accomplishment if you plan your day around the times of day when you are most aware. If you feel like you’ve hit an energy bomb in the late afternoon or early evening, you’re probably a night owl and need to find other things to occupy your mornings with; maybe checking your email would be a good idea! If you find that you’re lagging throughout the day but then feel like you’ve hit an energy bomb in the late afternoon or early evening, you’re probably a night owl.
When you have a lot of work to do, it may seem like you’re trying to eat a 10-course dinner all at once; it’s unwieldy and simply too much. However, the only way to go through it is to take one step at a time and tackle it one mouthful at a time.
Take a little break after each and every one of the tasks that you’ve finished.
Stretch your muscles and get up and moving.
Refill your coffee cup as well as your water glass.
Get some fresh air by going for a little stroll around the neighborhood.
You need to declutter your thoughts and get yourself psychologically ready for the following activity.
Your day will seem more manageable, and you may even find that it becomes pleasurable, if you break it up into sections and give yourself little breaks at certain points during the day. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done in a day if you consider your breaks to be rewards rather than interruptions.