Imagine that feel-good factor when you close each of your workdays with complete satisfaction by being entirely productive – Good, isn’t it? And especially, when you have accomplished everything on your to-do list! It gives you a sense of relief when you have efficiently done all of your tasks.
At times, there will be days when the entire scenario goes off your track; you may not be as productive as you were. You may probably end up having a tiresome day stacked with unfinished projects on your desk. Don’t worry, this happens to almost every one of us and there is always a myriad of methods of improving productivity.
For two major reasons, we may not be productive in our work: One, we may have habits that may interfere with our productivity. The other one is being reactive rather than being proactive. The solution is pretty simple: you can always change habits that are not making any positive impact in your organization or business and also become proactive by progressing towards your goals. In this blog, we will discuss 5 ways to increase productivity at our workplace.
1. Stop Multitasking
This can entirely kill your productivity. Also, research says that the mental block or stress created by multitasking can reduce productivity by almost 40%. So never do multiple things at once. By doing so, eventually, you will see a drastic increase in your productivity.
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As you will give your full attention to one particular task, you may do it error-free, and fast and there won’t be any unnecessary stress involved. At times, you may be tempted to get into multiple tasks. So even if you get slightly deviated to any other task, you should have the control to completely focus on one main task. Remember, multi-tasking may not work!
2. Set Small Goals
Great things in life are often achieved through smaller goals. At times, your goals can make you overwhelming. Seeing a huge goal on your calendar can make you feel stressed. But it will no more be a stress if you can break it into smaller goals or tasks.
This way you will feel that the situation is entirely in your control and you also end up being more productive. When you break your bigger tasks into smaller ones, you will also have a day-to-day track of your project. It will make it seem less daunting.
3. Two-Minute Rule
Completing tasks that take lesser than two minutes of your time should always be prioritized. So If you have a task like that, then just do it right away. The other aspect of the same rule is, that you can also set any goal or even start any habit in under two minutes. This will be the first step to accomplishing your goals. This method of working will save a lot of time for you.
4. Take Breaks
Never think that working long hours can make you more productive. It actually can go the other way round. It will never work well as you may feel burned out. Studies show that it is very imperative to take regular breaks while you are working. This will help you with good concentrations and also boosts your mood. So do not miss taking short breaks when you are working. This will also help you to increase your work productivity.
5. Consider Your Biggest Task When You Are Up For It
It is very common for us to mostly not prioritize bigger tasks; we simply push them down. The reason is, that we may at times not have the confidence to finish that successfully. And by the time you reach that particular task, we may get tiresome due to the entire day of work and we may be unable to give the attention it needs.
So that is how most of the projects tend to take additional time and will make it look like the entire productivity has disappeared. So you should know the right time to take up such projects. If you are a morning person, you can start with such projects right in the morning.
We have elaborated on ‘how to improve productivity in the workplace through the above 5 simple steps. Always stay focused and try to implement these tips in your daily work life. Once you practice it and settle with it, you will be amazed by your level of productivity.