Learning how to boost productivity and work on important tasks is key to personal growth.
Boosting productivity helps individuals, teams, and countries to grow and achieve more things.
In other words, productivity measures our personal growth and success in our business/work life.
Learning how to boost productivity can help you improve as a person.
In this post, find out what to avoid to help you get jobs done faster and better.
10 Things You Should Avoid To Boost Your Productivity
The following are the little things we can stop doing to improve our productivity:
- Read your emails first thing in the morning.
- Saying yes to everything
- Cluttering our calendar
- Panic, stress, or a state of mental chaos over our cluttered schedule
- Trying to meet up with back to back event-filled calendar
- Placing priorities on every task that comes our way
- Going through social media before or while working on a task
- Comparing our work and progress with that of others
- Skipping a morning schedule for work.
How many of these are you guilty of?
How to Boost Your Productivity
Now that you know the habits that slow you down let’s find out how to avoid them for better productivity.
If you want to stand out in your work, these steps are for you.
Below are five things you can do to turn your focus to essential tasks.
1. Know Your Important Tasks
The truth is that being busy is far from being productive.
You should find out the major tasks for your work because it will help you work better and faster.
You can remove unnecessary tasks in your calendar and create space for vital tasks.
2. Practice Stress Management
You can make plans to get tasks done on time. You can maintain the calm and focus you need to work by doing this.
Secondly, try to stay calm and avoid stress.
For instance, a tight schedule can cause you to rush, panic, and worry.
Staying calm helps you can do more with ease.
Finally, it would be best to pause to weigh your options and task before adding more work for better productivity.
3. Say Goodbye to Multitasking
Keep your attention on one task at a time. Multitasking eats up your time, attention and creativity.
Therefore, it’s better to focus on one job before attempting the next.
When you remove multitasking from your list, your output and creativity increases.
4. Avoid Making Work The Center of Everything.
Your work plays a part in your personal growth.
However, try not to put work as the first thing of the day when you wake up.
More importantly, choose a routine that works for you. You can eat and read educational or work-related books.
You can also exercise.
5. Boost Your Productivity with Discipline.
There are lots of distractions lurking around us.
That’s why it is best practice to remove all forms of distractions before work.
Going through social media during work hours can slow you down.
You can find out more about these DON’TS in ten things we don’t do that help us get our essential task done by Marina Khidekel, Chief Content Officer at Thrive.
Good luck as you get back on track on the path of productivity.
Above all, get closer to your Zone of Genius!