To receive 80% of the results obtained in the work, the average person takes about 20 % of the total time spent. ( The Pareto principle, is also known as the 80/20 rule. )
Being more productive at work isn’t rocket science, but it does require being more deliberate about how you manage your time
We have seen at our workplace as well that many time we simply stay on the laptop doing nothing, With this post, we are highlighting 10 Simple Hacks to increase your Day to Day Productivity.
1. Focus on Main Tasks ( Take 3 Important tasks Every Day):
All you need is one simple rule: every morning take a few minutes to think and write down the three most important tasks for the day.
Who needs these countless endless lists of tasks which you won’t be able to finish in a week, let alone in a day? Focus on these three main tasks, and after they’re done, you can go ahead and do something else. This simple but powerful habit can really increase your productivity in a short period of time.
2. Stop Multitasking and Focus on one thing at a time:
Multitasking does not make us more productive, it’s one of the biggest myth these days. In fact, the division of our attention has a negative impact on productivity, concentration, and energy.
3. Follow the “two-minute rule.”
Entrepreneur Steve Olenski recommends implementing the “two-minute rule” to make the most of small windows of time that you have at work. The idea is this: If you see a task or action that you know can be done in two minutes or less, do it immediately. According to Olenski, completing the task right away actually takes less time than having to get back to it later. Implementing this has made him one of the most influential content strategists online.
4. Turn off Phone Notifications:
It hardly takes one sec to divert your attention when your phone vibrates with FB, twitter or WhatsApp notification. These social Media platforms are important part of our daily life & same time are creating distractions with our work. Best is to turn off the notifications while working. you can check these every 1 hour or so.
5. Complete your most dreaded tasks first thing in the morning.
Whichever activity you are dreading the most is probably the one you need to complete first thing in the morning.
6. Keep your goals in sight at all times
After setting extremely big and exciting goals that you want to accomplish, keep them in sight at all times. I keep a list of my goals on my phone, a note card that I carry in my pocket and in a spiral notebook. The main objective is to keep your goals in a place where you will end up seeing them many times throughout your day. When I glance down at my goals, my motivation levels to get things done goes through the roof.
7. Sleep Enough:
If you are overloaded with work or in early stage of your startup that does not mean that you will cut your sleeping hours. Take enough sleep and wake up fresh every day. Also take power naps between work ( 6 min nap is perfect to boost your Energies ).
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