5 Tips on How To Be Productive
The way that people use their time for work can vary greatly from person to person. Being excessively busy doesn’t mean you’re productive. If you find yourself struggling with distractions throughout the day, it might be worth considering some of these ideas:
1. Establish a Routine
This will help you to reduce the amount of time that you spend making decisions about what to do next. For example, waking up at the same time every day (or even better before your alarm goes off!), taking your lunch break at the same time, and practicing self-care
2. Prioritise Tasks
Not all tasks are equal. There are two main ways to increase your productivity during the day. The first is to work on your most important tasks first and the second is to limit the amount of time you spend on less important tasks.
In order to make sure that you prioritize your work correctly, you need to know what deserves your attention and what doesn’t. For example, if a project deadline is coming up, then it deserves your attention. However, if you’re working on a project that is not due for a few days then it’s not as important and can be put off for another time.
3. Focus on One Task at a Time
Work in sprints of no more than 45 minutes with a quick 5 minute break in between tasks. Your brain can only focus for about 20 minutes before it needs a break so change tasks after 20 minutes or so.
4. Write It Down
By writing down your to-do list, you’ll be less likely to forget what you need to do and more likely to accomplish your tasks. We all know that at the most inopportune time an great blog idea will pop into our heads. Make sure you have a pen or paper or your phone handy s you can make some notes.
5. What Setting Are You Most Productive In?
Many of us will have worked in a busy office. Some of us need peace and quiet to work while others need a little background noise. Modern offices understand this need and some may offer Acoustic Phone Booths as a quiet zone. The great thing about blogging is you’re not tied to just one setting, you can blog anywhere, the sofa, kitchen table, bed, the park, coffee shop, etc. Try different settings and see where you are most productive.