Feel like you aren’t getting much done? Want to maximize your productivity? Follow these simple tips to find out how.
Tip 1: Ignore the Unimportant
Focus on the tasks that need immediate attention, such as a project due tomorrow or an important errand. Don’t do anything else- focus on the task that is the most important. Once you are finished, then you can start working on the less important tasks that still need to be finished.
Tip 2: Ask for Help
If there is people there, use them. Two people working together on the same task will get done much faster than you just working alone. Everyone has their own set of skills and things they are good at, so use them.
Tip 3: Keep Yourself Going
If the task seems too hard or too long, keep yourself going. Take short breaks between tasks to rest and get ready for the next task. Reward yourself constantly with rewards, such as 5 minutes of rest, or reading a page of your favorite book.
Tip 4: Weed Out Useless Tasks
Do you really need to do this task or job? Weeding out useless tasks will free up time for other, more important jobs. Ask yourself, Does this task need to be done right now, or maybe later? Does it even need to be done at all? Believe it or not, people like to spend time on easy, short unimportant jobs because they don’t want to face the important, more difficult tasks that need to be done.
Tip 5: Reuse Past Approaches
If it worked before, chances are it will work now. Don’t spend time wondering what to do for a job you did previously; instead remember how you did the task before. Many tasks you will have to repeat sometime again, so remember how you completed important, difficult tasks to make the next one easier.