Productive Habits of Remarkably Effective People
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but some people seem to accomplish more than others in the same time-frame. It can be easy to simply shrug and believe that you simply don’t have the same skills or talents that they have. However, by using some of their simple tools and guidance, you can find that you can also push through ambiguous barriers and become more productive in all aspects of your life.
Focus on Important Tasks First
Conquering the most important tasks first allows you to overcome the biggest hurdles while you are fresh and alert. In addition, completing these tasks helps to create positive momentum to conquer the subsequent tasks too.
Break Tasks into Smaller Productive Pieces
Large tasks can be overwhelming. When our goals or priorities seem insurmountable, it can often lead to procrastination, and then a scramble to finish by the deadline. This often leads to poor or error-prone work. If you can break the large task into small, manageable chunks, it can help to create a sense of accomplishment and reduces your perception about workload.
It can sound counterproductive to take breaks, but recognizing when you are drained and stepping away does increase your productivity. Pushing through tasks when we aren’t completely alert, leads to time consuming mistakes. By taking short breaks, we can return to work with a renewed focus and accomplish our goals.
Start Saying No
When we say yes to everything, our calendars become overloaded leaving little time for focusing on the most important tasks, which can lead to errors, missed deadlines, stress, anxiety and eventually burnout.
Being able to quickly identify tasks that aren’t important or well-suited to your strengths is part of productivity. You won’t spend additional time on something that doesn’t need to be done or can be done by others.
At the end of the day, focusing your energy on your productivity can lead to better overall outcomes in your private and professional lives and using these tools can help get you there.
For more tips to help you become more productive, check out Habits Practiced by Highly Successful People