We all want to be productive, smash goals and give ourselves a pat on the back at the end of the day for getting through our to-do list like a champ. Unfortunately, as you probably know that is definitely not always the case. So what do we do on the days that productivity seems like a distant dream or legendary myth?The good news is
that the key to overall increased productivity lies in your hands!
Want to ensure you get things done easy as 3, 2, 1...? Here are 3 top tips
, all of which can be included in your daily routine:
1. To-do lists
Yes, the good old "to-do list". Don't let the day run away with you, this can leave you feeling over-whelmed and stressed. Making a list helps you to prioritise and manage your time, productivity is all about intent!
2. Break down of projects into steps
When you are facing a big project it can feel like you are trying to hike up Table Mountain with a wildcat chomping at your heels. That's not productive at all... you're most probably causing yourself more stress than needed, your head's all over the place trying to figure things out and this can lead to mistakes. Mistakes cost time and money.
Break things down, it's much easier hopping over small mole-hills- and less stressful!
Breaking things down into smaller steps helps you visualise what needs to be done and therefore you can pro-actively take on the project, one mole-hill, I mean step, at a time!
3. Get organized
Believe it or not... There's nothing that messes with your productivity like a messy work-area! So declutter your desk, 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. That way you know where everything is, you know where to look when you need to find something, saving time and preventing stress and frustration levels from creeping in... You'll be surprised how much better, lighter and focused you feel.
Quite often, we think being busy means we'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!
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent and focused effort"
At Staff Training
we have quite a few workshops to aid you on your path to leading a productive life...
Email us at info@StaffTraining.co.za
for more info or give us a call at 0861 996 660