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10 Simple Productivity Tips To Help You Get Things Done

How to increase your productivity at work

By J.R. HeimbignerPublished about a year ago 3 min read
10 Simple Productivity Tips To Help You Get Things Done
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Because there are only so many hours in a day, it's critical to make the most of them. You can either put in more hours or work smarter. I don't know about you, but I like option two.

It isn't rocket science to be more effective at work, but it does demand better time management. This post will walk you through ten easy yet effective techniques to increase workplace efficiency.

Take Breaks

Surprisingly, taking longer breaks during the workday can help you be more effective when you are working. Every hour, take a five-minute rest. This minor adjustment will allow you to accomplish more during the day.

Create Your Own Deadlines

Setting a deadline is one of the things that aid us in completing tasks. Create a deadline when you have work that doesn't need to be completed right away but has to be completed to get it off your desk. Better still, tell someone about the deadline so that you are held accountable to meet it.

Avoid Meetings

The majority of businesses have more meetings than they require. Avoid meetings as much as possible if at all possible. They eat up your time, and most sessions only cover one or two topics that are relevant to you. Instead of wasting time looking for it, you may obtain it from someone who was there.

End Multitasking

To begin with, multitasking is a fabrication. You cannot perform two things at the same time. What you're doing is hopping from one thing to another in a short period of time. Multitasking actually causes you to become wary and less productive. Focus on one task at a time and complete it.

Do Tasks in 2-Minutes

If you can do something in two minutes, do it if you can't schedule it or put it off till you have more time to devote to it. This simple rule can help you save time and get more done in a shorter amount of time. It will also alleviate a significant amount of your stress.

Task Batching

This is a personal favorite of mine. Working on a group of similar jobs at the same time is referred to as task batching. Make all of your phone calls at the same time. Send all of your emails at the same time. You get my drift. This will assist your brain in completing things more rapidly, allowing you to do more.

A Pleasant Workspace

I used to have posters, a few plants, and a few trinkets in my cubicle that brought a little joy into my life when I worked in a cubicle. I have a wall of images and mementos from pleasant times in my home office. When work feels like it's going on forever, creating a welcoming and supportive environment will help you stay motivated.

Eliminate Distractions

Disable notifications. Place your phone on the other side of the room. Your office door should be shut. Close your browser window. Turn off the messaging app for your firm. Turn off all distractions for a fixed period of time and focus on deep work.

Delegate More

Delegate as much as you can if you can. If you're self-employed, hire a virtual assistant. If you work in an office, don't do work that isn't your responsibility. If you can get it out, do so; you'll thank me later.

Minimize Your Task List

You could have a lot on your plate at work. However, concentrate on three to five key points. If you can't do that, divide your day into two parts and concentrate on three to five hours in the morning and afternoon. This will provide you with a sense of accomplishment and keep you motivated.

Final Words

When it comes to increasing your work productivity, it's vital to be as consistent as possible. Allow yourself to develop and learn new talents, and your productivity will improve as a result.

Also, I recommend that you just attempt one or two of these at a time. Overloading yourself with new productivity methods will exhaust you and diminish your ability to do more.

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About the Creator

J.R. Heimbigner

Author and creator, Husband and Father, Jesus Follower and Reader of Books

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