Do you often struggle to take control of your day?Are you constantly worried about the imbalance between your personal and professional life?
Do you wonder how will you be able to manage the piling up work and live a stress-free life?
Managing self and being productive has a significant impact on your growth and overall happiness.
When you learn to be more productive your carrier accelerates, your happiness doubles and you live with a peaceful mind. The question is do you want all of that?
If your answer is yes, here are the 4 hacks to improve your productivity.
Number 1: Kill Those Distractions
A study indicates that on an average a person gets distracted every 40 seconds. While everyone talks about how staying focused is so very critical, not many realize the impact of these distractions on our focus. It is estimated that it takes approximately 23 minutes to recover from the distraction and get your focus right?
In the current world of distractions, it is not just important but inevitable to kill these distractions first. If you are not ready to kill the distractions like mobile phones, email pop-ups, etc you will hardly be able to sharpen your focus. And at the end of the day, you are bound to feel not very accomplished and fulfilled.
So, kill those distractions today!
Number 2: Work In Time-Blocks
We usually underestimate how long it takes to get the task done. This creates panic and leads to procrastination. Time-Block is the most powerful tool when you want to get the work done and stay productive. Time blocking is when you set-aside block of time and fill that block with the most important tasks on hand. You ensure you are highly focused and single-minded during this time-block. You get rid of any distraction; do not multi-task and just focus on getting things done. When you practice Time-Blocks, you learn to get more done in less time.
There are 4 time-blocks that one must create:
Planning Time – Block – This time is dedicated to planning your tasks
Execution Time – Block – This time is for execution of the planned tasks
Review Time – Block – This time is for you to review the tasks completed
Relaxing Time – Block – This time is for you to relax and take some time out
Number 3: Avoid Perfection Trap
Perfection is the thief of your productivity. Most people are caught in the perfection trap and the more you try to get things done perfectly the more you delay and consume quality time. In fact, it is said, trying to achieve perfection is a pathway leading to mediocrity. You work more and get less done. So, avoid the perfection trap and get things done.
How can you avoid the perfection trap? The easiest way to avoid perfection trap is to set aside a closing deadline for the task and complete it within the said timeline. Have another person review your task.
Number 4: Build Energy To Build Momentum
Staying focused is a matter of strong positive energy. Building your energy not only helps you remain focused but also lets you build momentum when you are working on the most important task. You need to build your mental, emotional and physical energy.
5 ways to build your energy:
- Go for a run
- Hit the gym
- Eat right
- Have good sleep
Here are the 4 simple practical hacks to improve your productivity each day.
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Author: Sharat Sharma
Sharat Sharma is a certified Culture Builder by Delivering Happiness & Happittude He is also a certified Extended DISC Advanced Administrator.(CEDAA) by Extended DISC.