A lot of people face productivity problems in the office. Are you one of them? Or do you just have a lot to do in a little amount of time? Whatever it is, follow these simple productivity hacks to get things done in time.
#1. Never multi-task
Multi-tasking is one of the leading causes of productivity problems. Focus on one task at a time (preferably the most important) and watch as your productivity level soars.
#2. Understand yourself
Everyone has fluctuating energy levels. Study yourself and identify at what time of the day you’re most productive then create a strategy by matching your task with your current energy level.
For example, if you’re most productive in the morning, adjust your schedule accordingly to adapt to your energy levels.
#3. Make to-do lists
At the start of the day, make a list of all the tasks you need to get done starting from the most important down to the most irrelevant. Of course, you may not get to do all of them but you will get more accomplished with a list.
#4. Eat breakfast
Ever wonder why they say ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’? That’s right! Because it boosts productivity! You can’t be productive on an empty stomach now, can you?
So skipping breakfast because you have a lot to do will actually make you slower. Eat a proper morning meal and watch how your productivity levels rise.
#5.Declutter your working space
Is your office or desk messy? This is a contributing factor to low productivity and increases stress. So tidy up; throw out all the irrelevant stuff and maybe even bring in a plant or a nice painting that calms you.
#6. Get your snooze on
Countless scientific studies have been done and they all prove this theory right: losing one night’s sleep is cognitively equivalent to drinking over the alcohol limit.
Sleep is as essential to productivity as water is to life. Get your seven to eight hours of sleep and watch a productivity miracle happen.
#7. Work from home
When all is tried and tested and your productivity level is still hanging low, stay home, pull the blinds and get on with it. This way, you’re less likely to get called into impromptu meetings or any other distractions.
Adopting other habits like stopping to take deep breaths or a walk when it gets overwhelming can also go a long way in increasing productivity.