January 19, 2016

Get More Done In Less Time With These 15 Productivity Tips

Do you ever wish that there were more hours in the day? A few more hours would give you a bit of extra time to get things done that you don’t have time for. Well you can’t change time, but you can get more done in less time if you focus on how to effectively and efficiently boost your productivity.

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If you can get more done in less time, then it will seem like you have more time to do what you want to do. Sounds nice, right?

Here are few productivity tips to help you get more done in less time:

  1. Know Your Goals. – Everyone needs goals. They help us stay driven and focused on our progress.
  2. Don’t Overcommit. – When your day is packed and your deadlines are coming up quickly, don’t commit to extra things. Stick with what you can do and do it well.
  3. Never Multitask. – Did you know that multi-tasking actually makes you dumb and distracted. Focus on one task at a time and see what happens.
  4. Quit Social Media During The Day. – Social media has a tendency to invade our lives. Check it in the morning and check it again at night. You won’t miss out on too much in between. We promise.
  5. Limit Your Email Time. – Our world communicates via email. Don’t let emails become a bombardment of distractions. Learn to respond to emails quickly so you only have to deal with them once.
  6. Eat Healthy Meals. – You are what you eat. If you fill your body with healthy goodness, it’s easier to be exceptional.
  7. Less Is More. – Don’t spread yourself too thin. Never let quality suffer because you can’t say no.
  8. Eliminate Distractions. – Distractions are everywhere –  barking dogs, loud music, annoying co-workers, sports, social media. Tune these distractions out with ear pieces or computer blocks so that you can focus on the task at hand.
  9. Take A Break. – Your brain needs time to relax and refresh. A quick and simple mindless break can do wonders for your productivity. Go outside.
  10. Use Checklists. – Checklists are fantastic productivity tools. They ensure that you do not skip any steps and get everything accomplished in order.
  11. Workout. – Being physically fit helps your body stay in tip-top shape. When your body and mind are healthy, you can accomplish so much more.
  12. Resolve Your Issues. – Emotional issues can be a drain on you physically and mentally. If something comes up, deal with it so that it doesn’t haunt your daydreams when you are trying to work.
  13. Reward Yourself. – When you get things done, reward yourself. Keep the reward relative to the task. Simple rewards will help you stay focused and productive at all times.
  14. Make A Plan For Tomorrow. – You always need to have a plan for the future. Create a to-do list and know what you need done before you need to do it.
  15. Good Night. Sleep Tight. – Sleep is your golden ticket to success. Figure out how much sleep you need every night and sleep at least that amount. Your body will thank you.

These productivity tips and tricks will help you get more done in less time. You can apply them to any aspect of your life. Use these pointers to help you accomplish more at work, dial in your job search, or maximize your efficiency on your day off.

It’s not as hard as you might think to get more done in less time. All you have to do is remember this list and you’ll be off to a great start. Enjoy your extra time!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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