Whether you are a CEO of a multinational company, a stay-at-home mom, or a college student, productivity is an important aspect of life.
Being productive consists of doing something meaningful either for ourselves or for somebody else in this world.
It is not always easy, especially when you’re super tired or super paralyzed by the tons of tasks you see in your to-do-list.
Down below, I have gathered 9 tips you can practice today so you can be a more productive person. Go check them out and let me know what you think about it.
Set a goal
What is a mission without a goal? It’s pointless.
Successful people set their goal. They set the long-term and short-term goal so everything looks meaningful and realistic.
So set your goal. The size of your goal doesn’t matter because everybody has different plan for their life.
Don’t be afraid of what other people are saying. Just set your goal and stick to it.
Set a detailed plan
To achieve the vision you need to accomplish every mission[s] and to accomplish a mission you need a detailed plan.
Create a timeline that contains the vision, mission, task, and deadline.
It will make your work looks feasible. Post it to your wall or make it digital to set as a desktop background. This way you can look up to your plan so you don’t get lost or confused.
Everybody has multiple responsibility in their life. It can be quite overwhelming when you think about it all at once. That’s why you need to prioritize.
Whether you have two task or a bunch of duties on your to-do list, you need to practice prioritizing.
This will lead you to a better time-management and might train you to take a faster decision.
First thing first, awesome!
Forget multi-tasking. You might be able to split your time but you cannot split your focus, and you might forget something that might be super important.
Doing single-task will reduce your tendency of thinking another task so you can focus on what is in front of you.
Motivation is a fuel for your productivity. There are several ways to keep you motivated on your way to success:
- Read along motivational quotes and shout it aloud to your mind.
- Talk to your beloved people in your life.
- Open your journal and read your goal. Remember why you started.
The way to stay focus is keeping distractions away. Here are the tricks:
- Choose a silent room to work
- Turn off music player and televisions
- In a very important case, put your phone in silent mode
- Or if you want, work when everyone is sleeping
Set a timer
If you feel that you’ve been working so slowly, consider setting a timer on your table.
A count-down timer is an easy way to push yourself working faster. It’s able to make your adrenaline rush, stimulate your brain to work faster, and eventually boost up your productivity.
Dehydration is a productivity killer that is often ignored. Dehydration can lead you to dizziness and disturb the healthy rhythm of your heart. So, drink enough water. You can use a personalized hydration bottle that’ll remind you to drink enough water during the day.
With a healthy body, you can gain healthy mind. With a healthy mind, you can get more duties done.
Remember, time is expensive. Being sick can suck your time a lot and make you unable to work. So exercise regularly and stay healthy.