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Published On: Fri, Sep 15th, 2017

Top Strategies You Can Use To Become More Productive In Your Everyday Life

Regardless of what you do for a living, if you’re like most people you’re likely constantly trying to find ways to become more productive at work.

However, becoming more productive is much more than simply drinking a cup of coffee in morning and multi-tasking, as most people believe. On the contrary, multi-tasking in particular is actually an enemy of productivity.

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In the digital age we live in, we are constantly bombarded with distractions that keep us from accomplishing our work on time, which naturally causes stress. This is why learning how to reduce stress levels and become more productive is vital for your success in your career.

Here are the top strategies you can use to become more productive in your everyday life:

Your Morning Hours Are Your Hours

Your morning hours are precious, or at least they should be. Too many people spend their mornings by dragging themselves out of bed with mere minutes to spare before work begins, getting ready hurriedly, and eating a quick breakfast in the car.

As an alternative to this, strive to wake up earlier (5-6 A.M.) and create a personal morning ritual that sets yourself up to win during the day. Every successful person in the world has a morning routine that they follow religiously, and usually it includes them spending time expressing gratitude, planning their day, reading their list of goals, exercising, reading, and eating a nutritious breakfast.

As an added tip, don’t check your e-mail or your social media in the early morning hours. Wait until you officially begin the work day.

Take More Breaks

Taking more breaks means that you’re taking more time from working, but it also means that you’re refueling your brain and relaxing yourself before starting again. This is why taking breaks to refresh yourself is actually a solid productivity tip to follow. As a golden rule, try to take a 5-10 minute break every hour or so.

Quit Multi-Tasking

As we mentioned above, multi-tasking is the enemy of productivity. You shouldn’t try to do ten, five, or even just two things at once.

Instead, list out everything that needs to be done during the day and complete those tasks one at a time. This will allow you to be more efficient, and believe it or not but tackling projects one at a time rather than multi-tasking can actually boost your IQ.

Complete Your Hardest Tasks First

As part of your morning ritual, write down the list of tasks that you want to do for the day, and put your hardest tasks at the top of the list and then work your way down from there. You should do your hardest projects in the morning rather than the afternoon, because after lunch time your mind and body will be more tired.

Boosting Your Productivity

Boosting your productivity is actually simpler than you think, but it also requires intense dedication on your part for you to succeed.

Author: Carmelo Hannity

 

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