We have all been there, writing infinite To-Do Lists, listening to motivational speeches, and drinking one too many coffees to try and boost our productivity…
But the reality is that lists and caffeine are not going to make you more productive.
Have you ever wondered how some people get so much done? How do they find the time to do everything they do? How do they stay motivated and on track during the day?
It’s easier than you think, they have simply built and optimized habits to be more productive!
And you can do it too. Here’s a list of the top habits you should be implementing today to boost your own productivity and maximize your efficiency!
1. Wake Up Early
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but it’s likely that those waking up at 6:00am instead of 8:30am are getting more done throughout the day.
Those morning hours are crucial to boost your productivity. They will allow you to get you in the right mindset and prep for the day instead of rushing to work.
So starting tomorrow, set your alarm 10 minutes earlier every day until you reach anywhere between a 5:00am to 6:00am wakeup call!
2. Cut Your To-Do List In Half
Writing 30+ tasks in your to-do list is counterproductive, cut that list in half and make sure you are only focusing on those things that matter most.
Some tasks are simply more important than others, don’t fall into the trap of ticking as many things as possible off your To-Do List just to feel accomplished.
Cleaning your Spam Folder should not be ticked off your list before that one hard task you have been putting off.
3. Focus On ONE Thing At A Time
Stop taking pride in being a multi-tasker, multi-tasking is not a synonym for productivity. Quite the opposite in fact.
When we try to tackle multiple tasks at the same time we are splitting our focus between them and that is only slowing our productivity down.
Make sure you work on one thing at a time only, have one tab open on your computer and stop switching from task to task, you will get more done quicker.
4. Take More Breaks
Take breaks throughout the day. You are not a machine, your brain needs at least a few minutes after completing a tough task to recharge.
This doesn’t mean you should take breaks every time you get bored or distracted though.
Your breaks should be structured and scheduled, making sure you are working hard for a set amount of time before taking a well-deserved break.
When it comes to boosting productivity, less is more, you don’t have to overcomplicate it. Wake up early, make sure you are putting your time and energy towards tasks that really matter and take some time to rest and recharge.