Increase Your Productivity (TPD #6)
A day has 24 hours. I wish it had more, but unfortunately, it doesn't.
And even more unfortunately, we have to sleep some of them. Waste of time, but what can you do? You have to survive.
What's important is how well you use the hours you have available. So here are some of my productivity tips you can use to make the most of them:
1. Plan Beforehand
Planning is awesome - when it's done well. So create a plan that you can and you will stick to it. Use to-do lists with small steps that you can tick off easily. You'll get motivated by it.
2. Pomodoro Technique
Try it for a couple of days and you'll see that you'll accomplish more by using it. It makes you work in 25-minute sessions, when you're highly-focused on your work.
3. The Eisenhower Matrix
Start with the tasks that are urgent and important and then move on to the rest of them.
4. Don't Multitask
Most people can't handle multitasking well. They lose more energy from jumping between the tasks. Try to focus on one task until you complete it.
5. Work Distraction-Free
When you're working on a task like writing, remove all other potential distractions. Don't have any open windows or programs running on the background. Just focus on writing.
I often use Calmly Writer to write and then I copy-paste the post on WordPress for the final editing.
What other productivity tips you have to share with us? What is YOUR secret to increase your productivity?