Productivity at work is great. It's what we want. Unfortunately, it can often prove to be a bit elusive. Thing is, we don't always realise how small things can have a big impact on our productivity.
Today we'll explore how small changes in our daily routine can help set us up for success
and help us be the productive champions we were always meant to be...
The key to overall increased productivity lies in your hands!
So, how can your daily routine help ensure you get things done?
1. Make Your To-do lists
Sounds obvious, but how often do you end up neglecting your to-do list? All too often we tend to think "I remember what I need to do"... And then something gets forgotten until much later and then needs to be rushed at the end of the day OR once remembered needs to be pushed back into the day's to-do list, messing with the current rhythm of the day- which in turn leaves us a bit panicky and irritated.
Rule 1: Don't let the day run away with you, this can leave you feeling over-whelmed and stressed.
To-do lists helps us visualise our day- and prioritise and manage our time, they help us create intent... And productivity is all about intent
2. Break down Your Projects into Steps
When facing a big project or deadline, it often can become very overwhelming very quickly. That feeling is not helpful, it messes with your productivity. And you're most probably causing yourself more stress than needed.
Break things down. It will be much easier to visualise your next steps and it will help you work more effectively.
3. Get organized
There's nothing that messes with your productivity like a messy work-area. So de-clutter your desk! You'll immediately breathe easier and think clearer. You can even organise your desktop on your computer, use file-binders, folders and to-do list (as mentioned above) to help you stay organised.
This is a great way to up your productivity. Because you know where everything is, you know where to look when you need to find something... Which in turn saves time and prevents stress and frustration levels from creeping in... a.k.a you'll be super productive!
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent and focused effort"
It's easy to think that being busy means you're being productive, when in fact it's quite easy to be busy and not get a lot done at all...
It's a matter of making sure you run the day - don't let the day run you!
At Staff Training
we have quite a few workshops to aid you on your path to leading a productive life... Find out more about which course could be right for your team today! Email us at info@StaffTraining.co.za
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