We face many problems in our daily workday. We try to work hard to finish our daily tasks, but sometimes it feels like a heavy stone over our head. No matter how hard we try we only fall behind our schedule. Here are some productivity hacks for you to get a better your everyday work.
6 Productivity hacks for a better Workday
1) Daily Top 3 Things:
We all have too much to do and want to do everything. So we end up just doing things but not accomplishing anything fulfilling and then we feel defeated by our to-do list. Instead of just a to-do list of tasks, choose three accomplishments that would be significant for your business but also fulfill to you personally.
If you have meaningful things to aim towards, you can make a big difference in how you approach your time.
2) Send your requests first:
You may need to send and receive a lot of emails in your workday. In that case, send your emails first. Don’t start your workday answering other people’s emails. This may remove your mind from asking what you want and giving yourself a lot of pressure.
Once you are done with this, you will go ahead and work on the tasks others have sent to you. Not only does this provide other people more time to get your requests back to you, it also allows you to make sure, as the day wears on, you haven’t forgotten to ask for what you need.
3) Eating a live frog:
If the first thing one can do in the morning, is to eat a live frog, he or she can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst behind – Mark Twain.
We all have tasks that we don’t want to do, whether they are going to take a lot of brain power or will take a long time. So you have been putting them off. Getting those task done and out of the way at the start of your day can make your workday much better, because it clears up the rest of your day for the tasks that you really want to work on.
4) Start each day with a list:
Lists can give your workday a structure, and an even better way to score some quick motivation. Evey time when you cross a task off of your to-do list, you’ll have a great feeling of getting real work done, as well as get a visual reminder of how close you are to the end of your day.
But keep in mind that you put only those works on your lists which you are capable of doing on that particular day. Because moving items to the next day’s list can be extremely deflating.
5 ) Manage your time with technology:
There are countless apps and websites through which you can manage your time. It gives you a reminder and ensures you complete your tasks within the time limit. As a result, there is no chance you will misuse your time or keep any work incomplete.
6) Attend to your sleep:
One of the most important productivity tools you’ll ever need is sleeping. Because, when you are well rested, the alarm clock doesn’t seem to be so piercing, and you will be able to focus and create throughout the day.
Do not work when you are exhausted. The work you are trying to complete desperately trying to keep your eyelids open will always need to be overhauled the next day.
Contributor: Mustari Rahman |Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.