5 Surprisingly Simple Productivity Tips To Better Your Best
We all want to get the job done, be more productive, and get out of the office earlier – especially on a Friday evening. Instead of working marathon hours, there are ways you can work smarter, increasing your productivity and focusing on the things that matter the most. Being all over the place leads to fatigue and failure, and you don’t want to burn out. You want to be healthy, smart, and productive.
Rest And Sleep Enough
You need to rest before you perform your best. A good night’s sleep is probably the most cliché productivity tip you will read, but that’s because it’s true. Make sure you sleep enough! Study after study has shown that sleep improves productivity. Your body and mind needs time to rest, recover, and prepares itself for next day. If you can’t sleep long enough during the night, try power naps. Even 20 minutes will give you a good boost for the rest of the day.
Working out is another of those cliché tips that have profound effects on productivity. Studies around the world have shown that exercise reduces stress and makes us healthier and happier. It’s that feeling known as a “runner’s high” after each workout that leads to an energizing and positive outlook on life.
Shutdown Social Media And E-mail
Focusing on a task is what you need to maximize your productivity. Create a distraction-free time and space during the day. Log off from Facebook and Twitter. Look away (or even close) your email client. Put your smartphone on ‘do not disturb’ mode. Minimize distraction levels around you and focus on what is important right now.
Do The Hardest Thing First
Start working on the toughest, most boring, hardest thing on your to-do list. It’s easy to identify those tasks. They always fall into the “I really don’t want to do this right now” or “maybe after one more coffee run” categories. Completing these hard tasks first will free up your mind and make everything else look trivial.
Choose The Right Tools
There are tons of apps and hardware to help you get the job done. Choose the right one. Be specific about what you want to do and how you want to do it. Don’t fall for swiss army solutions. Be precise. Pay for the app, software, service, or hardware if you really need it. The increase in your productivity and the time you will save will be more than worth the money you
Productivity isn’t about how much your produce. It’s about how much you accomplish with a given set of constraints. Time, money, space, and the most valuable of all resources, yourself. You can make the most of it by being healthier, happier, smarter, and focused. The end result will be the most productive days of your life.