If you are a busy person, then every minute that you can find is something that is worthwhile to you. Almost everyone complains about not having enough time to do the things that they want.
I know this, I’m one of those people! However, I do many little things to increase my productivity.
Whether you work for someone else, have your own business, have children, volunteer, and so on, you probably want to learn how to save as much time as you can. Continue reading below to hear about them!
Have a to-do list.
You should make a list of what you need to do. This way you don’t forget anything that needs to be done. It also keeps me on task because I can just look at it if I ever feel that I’m bored.
Prioritize what you need to do.
I always like to prioritize what needs to be done. There are many ways you can do this.
- Do harder/longer things first. You can do harder or longer things first so that you can knock them out and not have that dread hanging over your shoulders.
- Do easier/shorter things first. This way you can knock out things quickly and shorten your to-do list so that you are not as stressed out.
Setting goals is a very good thing to do. It helps keep you motivated so that you can have an end goal in mind. You can set goals such as finishing a task by so-and-so date, reaching a certain amount in savings, and more.
Focus on one thing.
The other day, I came across someone working on a project. They spent WEEKS working on this project, when I knew for a fact that I could have done everything in a week at the most. When I finally investigated what was taking them forever (yes, you can assume that I was very fed up at this point), I realized that they were multi-tasking. Everyone few MINUTES, they were switching to a brand new task. This meant that they had to get re-organized, they can to stop and think about what they had to do since they switched tasks, and more. They wasted around 30 minutes every hour, which is just crazy.
For some people, multi-tasking may work. However, for most, it doesn’t work. You should try focusing on one task so that you don’t lose track of where you are and what needs to be done.
What do you do to increase your productivity?