How to Be More Productive
All of us want to be productive, getting things done makes us feel fulfilled. 5-Minute Crafts has 6 tips to help increase your productivity.
1. Cut your to-do list in half.
Take a less-is-more approach and shorten your to-do list, only focus on things that matter. Invest in quality rather than quantity.
2. Use your morning to focus on yourself.
Don’t start your morning by checking your emails and calendar. It’s better to ignore this and have a good breakfast, read the news, meditate, or work out. Get the right fuel for a productive day.
3. Stop multitasking.
It may seem productive but you actually get more easily distracted when you’re multitasking, so it ends up decreasing your productivity. The constant switching of tasks makes people more tired as it takes up energy from the brain.
4. Take regular breaks.
Taking breaks helps you improve your concentration. Doing it during long tasks helps you maintain a constant level of performance.
5. Tackle your challenging tasks before lunch.
Do your most challenging tasks in the morning when your mind is fresh, and leave your meetings to the afternoon. Scheduling your day this way will help you manage your time in a more productive way.
6. Create a system.
As the years have gone by, you’ve probably developed habits that are ruining your productivity like snoozing your alarm — as it messes with your sleep cycle and makes you feel more disoriented and tired. Create a system that works for you and where you can get things done. Know what things affect your workday in a big way and work on them.
A bullet journal is a perfect way to break down your routine and system, and make things happen.
It’s also good to have a healthy drink in the morning to boost your focus, memory, and brain. Avoid drinking too much caffeine as it may cause sleep deprivation that will later affect your productivity due to tiredness.