In this era of easy distractions, it is really difficult to stay focused and productive.
People work very hard to get the desired outcomes at the end of the day. But, still, in spite of working very hard, they struggle to get the most out of their day. Why so?
Everybody has the same twenty-four hours a day to get the work done. But, still, some people feel like they need more time.
If you are also one of them, then you need to work on your productivity.
Yes, you cannot add more time to your daily life schedule but you can work more hours a day with focus. It is all about managing your time effectively and stay focused.
Here, in this blog, we will dig deeper into some of the most effective ways to be more productive in life.
7 Effective Ways to be More Productive
Let’s go through this ways one by one:
It is very important to burst the myth of multitasking. Some people think multitasking improves their efficiency as they are doing multiple tasks at once. But, it is totally the opposite.
As claimed by many studies, multitasking disturbs your focus as you switch between different tasks. Hence, there is a decrease in productivity.
So, just focus on single task at a time, you will be much faster.
Cut the Obvious Distractions
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There are some obvious distractions that you can eliminate in a few seconds. I am talking about your electronic devices.
Yes, electronic devices have made our life easy but it is also true they are the most distracting sources. So, just cut their presence while working.
Like, put your mobile phone on silent or flight mode. If you are working on your laptop or PC, turn off its notification, and log out of your social media accounts.
These small things will contribute a lot to being more efficient and productive.
Manage your Energy Levels
There are always some tasks that require time and focus and that’s why you put them aside for a later time. And, when the time to complete them comes, you are already feeling exhausted. And, due to lower energy levels, your brain is unable to work at its full potential, and hence, you lose your focus more often.
So, it is very important to use your energy levels in an effective manner. Like, you must complete your most important and difficult task when you are full of energy. Because at that time your brain functions at its full potential which helps you to focus and tackle the situation effectively.
“Work-Break-Work” rule is very helpful in boosting your productivity. Studies have shown that even short breaks between your works improve your concentration power and productivity.
So, take short breaks of 5-10 minutes after a 40-50 minute continuous work. This will help you to regain your focus and work effectively.
You can go for a short walk, drink water or some tea (or coffee). Avoid accessing social media accounts as time flies away while accessing them and you will not even realize.
Identify Where Your Time Goes
At the end of the day, take a few minutes and analyze your day. Find out if there is any task that is taking more time than required.
Is there anyone who can help you in such a task so that you can be more effective? If yes, then ask for help, it will help you to gain more knowledge and manage your time effectively.
Take Care of Yourself
It is one of the most neglected ways of being more productive. Everyone is focusing on their career growth which is good. But setting aside 20 minutes for your health can make a good difference in your productivity.
A healthy person is always more productive than a weak or unfit person. And, keeping yourself fit is not a difficult task. Just consume a healthy diet and do some old school exercises like pushups, pull-ups, squats, etc.
Procrastination is a thing that erodes your productivity easily. When you put aside a task for a later time, you are increasing the burden on your shoulders for a later time. And, this will make you feel stressed. Stress, again, erodes your productivity.
So, complete all your tasks at the right time and you will be more effective and productive.
You cannot be productive in a day or two; rather it is a habit that requires consistent work. It is quite normal to lose focus but what matters is how early you regain it.
So, practice these simple ways to be more productive in life, you will start observing differences in a few weeks or months.