Nine Tips on How to Increase Your Productivity at Your Workplace
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before – Franz Kafka
According to research, self-control and energy are not only linked to your muscle or ability. They are connected to your will and commitment to doing something and doing it right – determination. This does not mean a self-control person will not encounter any problem. The only thing is that they often overcome such problem easily with their commitment.
Lack of self-control or determination is one of the fastest killers of productivity. They not only bring down a passionate person’s morale but make them overthink. This is probably why Bruce Lee said “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done”.
Everyone who wants to be productive must be committed, determined and be ready to control himself. Such individual must take the right action at the right time.
To help you become more productive in your workplace, Design in 365days team provides nine tips on productivity.
Set Goals for the Day
“A goalless life is an aimless life.”
As a dreamer, you need to set goals every day. Your mind is for creating ideas and not for hiding them. To achieve all the ideas you have created, you need to put them down for proper implementation.
According to research, having a goal will structure your steps and actions. It will make it easier for you to be more productive and achieve your aim faster.
Tip one: Setting goals for the day is like building a foundation that you can build on. A building without foundation will be] shaky. Set your goals for the day to ensure quick and robust achievement.
Put a Timer
Time is at once the most valuable and most perishable of all our possessions – John Randolph
The most important and scarcest possession that human beings have is time. It is valuable and can easily be spent.
Every dreamer must learn how to manage their time for them to be productive. A time manager will not only know how to schedule their priorities but also give priorities to what needs to be done.
Tip two: Take note that time is essential and can be easily spent. Schedule your time and have a timer to remind you of your next task.
The key to being productive is self-control. Self-control is instrumental in preventing any form of distraction which can bring morale or effectiveness down.
The ability to erase distraction has been discovered in the life of most successful people around. As a result, everyone who wishes to be successful should avoid distraction.
Tip three: Distraction will end up wasting your time. And any time lost cannot be found. Thus, it is important to flee from all sort of distraction.
“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless add what is specifically your own” – Bruce Lee
Not every advice or relationship should be accepted hook, line and sinker. Some relationships are meant to be rejected if not ignored.
Successful people around often work with successful people because they believe that they could learn from their success. Most of the time, they choose to abandon what they think does not pay them.
Tip Four: Think, study, evaluate and delete. Delete anything that will not boost your productivity.
Delegate some of your works
Human beings are not superman. Successful people rely on their teams and their skills. They do not stress themselves by doing all the works all alone. They understand the fact that delegation of duties will save entrepreneurs from stress and time.
Tip Five: Learn how to build a strong team that is reliable, trustworthy and dependable. Remember to always delegate some of your works to them.
Learn how to Say No
Knowing how to say “no” is a valuable lesson every business person must learn. Do not always accept whatever people say. Learn how to say no to whatever that can affect productivity or business. This is the policy of most successful people out there.
Tip six: People will want to use you or take advantage of you. Learn how to say No to unnecessary request that can affect you.
Focus on Three Things
Set your priority and focus on the most important ones. Do not diversify too much. Be determined, focus and ready to work hard towards your goal. Whatever one does with their time will determine whether such individual would be successful or not.
Tip Seven: Do not lose focus.
Take a Break
For you to be more productive, you need to take some breaks. Do not overwork yourself. Rest.
Research shows that break will improve the level at which an individual reasons, and act. For this to be achieved, one needs a planner or Action Book to plan their time and set the time for a break.
Tips eight: Break improves your brain. Take it often.
Give yourself some rewards
Motivate yourself, improve your morale and put yourself on the spot by giving yourself some rewards each time you achieve your goal. For you to be able to do this, you need to study your achievement, your priorities and strategy.
You should think about your strategy, determine whether it is failing you or not. This will allow you to strategize.
Tip nine: You cannot achieve much if you do not motivate yourself. Motivate yourself with a gift to achieve the best in your work.