Staying productive at work or at home can be a challenge. Every time the work day ends, odds are that you are not satisfied with what you have accomplished. Productivity can be continuously improved, but these have worked for me.
The only way to achieve your goals is if you focus on your goals. Many people fail in time management because they spend too much time doing things that have nothing to do with the achievement of their goals.
Prioritise your tasks
Many people have to-do lists that contain several pages. You can do many things, but not all at the same time. Therefore you need to prioritise your tasks in a logical sequence and take a top 3 of things you want to complete that day. In addition put some other low priority tasks on you daily to do list.
Are there things on your to do list that you don’t want to do? Resist the temptation to procrastinate them! Understand why you are procrastinating so you can begin to tackle it. For instance, are you procrastinating because you find a particular task boring? If so, get it out the way quickly, so that you can focus on the tasks of your jobs you find more enjoyable.
Take care of yourself
We are not Superman so we can’t work without taking a break. Working without breaks can decrease your productivity that may lead to procrastination of things you wanted to do. Even with a short break you can reduce you stress level and recharge your own battery. Recharging yourself is important to have enough energy to get all the things done. Sleep well, exercise and take healthy meals.
Keep written notes and lists
Take notes instead of trusting on your memory. Especially when you have too much going on you need to keep a written note of the tasks to remind you of the tasks. If you write things down you don’t need to remember them and you can use your ‘free storage’ for creative ideas. Mark any action or urgent note with an asterisk to highlight it between the other notes.