9 Ways to Boost Your Productivity
Do you ever think about what you could get done if you could only clone yourself? If there were two of you, one of you could be at home, cleaning, cooking, picking up, or even just doing hobbies. And the second one could be at work, churning through those projects, attending meetings, responding to email.
Alas though, you can’t clone yourself and you can’t be in two places at once. So the only option left? Make more out of the time that you have—increase your productivity.
And if you learn techniques to do that at work, you can do that at home, too. Fortunately, increasing your productivity doesn’t have to involve some serious mind hack or time investment in learning new ways of doing things. It simply involves a few five-minute skills. What are those and how can you get started in your productivity boost?
This graphic offers some great ideas on how to boost your productivity in 5 minutes or less.
- Prevent interruptions
- Block time-wasting activities
- Set a timer
- Work from a list
- Change your setting (environment)
- Go organic and surround yourself with a productive environment
- Eat a snack
- Take a break
- Clean your desk
There are other ways to boost your productivity by improving your task list. To do so:
- Keep your lists simple
- Prioritize your tasks
- Use active verbs
- Include details
- Build in downtime
The image below has some great ideas about plants and snacks that will help you boost productivity as well.
Your productivity is impacted by many external factors. What you’ll find is that many factors are within your control. So when you want to positively impact productivity try the ideas above.
Please share your thoughts
Which one of these tips will you try first? What methods do you have in place to stay productive? Please share with us in the comment box below!
Thanks so much to Abby Quillen for being our guest blogger today!
Abby Quillen writes about sustainability, green living, health, business, and other topics. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, YES! Magazine, and dozens of other publications. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her family. Visit her at abbyquillen.com.