Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to Be More Productive at Work

You do not get an award for working more hours compared than everyone else in the office. The length of time is not proportional to the quality of work. The question is how do you increase productivity? The secret is to get more things done in less hours so you can do more important things that can make you happy. 

1. List down the most important things.
You cannot do everything every day. You should list the three most important things you need to do and then focus on that. 

2. Start your day right. 
If you start the day right, it increases the possibility of being more productive at work. If there is something that causes you a lot of stress, then you should get it over and done with ASAP. Another option is to start with the most important work. Moreover, you can also start the day with motivational thoughts. You can listen to an audio about positive thinking by Brian Tracy or John Maxwell. 

3. Focus. 
Writers really need this most especially. You can focus by closing the door as this signals that you are working and you do not want anyone to enter. Writers need to get their creative juices flowing before they can start working. 

4. Do not multi-task.
You can get more things done if you do things one at a time. 

5. Avoid distractions.
You can do this by silencing your phone. You do not have to be interrupted by the ringing or buzzing of your phone. 

6. Unwind. 
There are instances when you get burnt-out from working for hours. You can become more productive if you unwind and recharge your batteries. 

7. Seek help.
You can get more things done efficiently if you ask for help rather than studying it more. 

8. Group similar tasks together.
Different mind-sets are required for different tasks. Thus, you can always group similar tasks together. Take note that it is easier to complete a task than to start it. 

9. Set time for exercise.
An unhealthy body causes lethargy to a person. It is better to have a quick exercise as this helps you carry yourself better. 

10. Set your boundaries.
You should know your limits. It is nice to know that you can get more things done in less time. However, it becomes more difficult to increase your productivity any further. Thus, the quality of work should be great as that is the whole point of your work. 

So do you have others ways where you can maximize productivity at work? Feel free to share your thought and ideas on the comment box. 

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  1. Great article !

    It's pretty cool to know about this. And will do all the mentioned steps.

  2. interesting and useful post!!!!! Thanks for coming....wishing to wear those clothes. xoxo ilaria

  3. So true. Interesting post and perfect steps.

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  5. This is such a great article. I find number 6 very effective. I do graphic and web design for a living and I sometimes experience creative block. I find it hard to concentrate when it happens that's why I always take a break to unwind, relax and clear my mind from all the distractions. Thanks for sharing this informative article. I'm sure a lot of people will find this helpful. :)

  6. it is fun to read that there are some things like this. this post is inspiring.