Be More Productive: 8 Powerful Habits
As being more productive at work and want to improve or increase your productivity then you must read and make part of your life the next 8 habits.
Being more productive does not mean simply accomplish more, it means also enjoy more.
No use to reach the goals of the year, month or period if the end of the day feel stress, fatigue or any other negative emotion, because then nothing will have served all the work it?
Before you know 8 habits to be more productive and increase productivity we must understand that activity is not the same as productivity.
A person can spend all day busy and yet not produce the expected result. Unfortunately we have become accustomed to reward productivity rather than activity.
Is the activity equals productivity?
On the one hand, when we see that a person strives or “suffering” much in an activity we think that is a good person, hardworking and very focused.
And on the other hand, when we see a person who does not suffer from stress, which is quiet and happy think it is loose, that is not interested in working or is not compromised.
1.- Understand that what we really seek is productivity and not the activity is basic because it will allow us to assimilate the following concepts that we will not only allow us to reach our goals faster if you do not learn to enjoy the process and to get rid of unnecessary stress.
If instead of thinking about all the steps we must take to achieve something we think about what it is we want to achieve and how we will feel when we reach our goal and then we will enjoy the achievement.
2. Take small breaks frequently.
When you think you have less time to rest, then that is the time you most need rest. It has been found that productivity increases significantly if you take breaks of between 15 and 20 minutes every 2 hours.
If you do this will clear your mind, be free from stress and allow you to focus better and therefore be more productive. The idea is to take these minute break to stretch, breathe, relax, hydrate or just not think about anything.
3. Make 20% of activities that will give 80% of the results.
Many times we doing many activities we significantly bring us closer to our goal. If we want to be more productive then you and I must ask what is it that I can do now that will bring significantly me my expected result?
There is always one or two activities that we can do that will help us take a big step towards our goal, take the time to figure out what they are.
4. Dedicate yourself the first hour of your day.
Great leaders worldwide always the first hour of your day are taken to focus on themselves. Dedicate the first hour of your day in your body, your mind and your soul. The worst thing you can do is wake check your email or advance any outstanding task yesterday.
When you wake up tomorrow a deep breath, smiles, thanks for another day of life, go for a walk, jogging or running, feel that you are alive and visualize your goals for the day.
5. Send emails with specific objectives that do not require constant answers.
If an email comes and goes more than 4 times better than pick up the phone and reach an agreement in a telephone conversation two minutes. The next time you send an email remember to be specific on the purpose of it and remember to give specific indications about what the other person should do in each situation.
Do not let the conversation open to keep answering the mail, thanks in advance and Anticipate what the other person might need and give it to not have to ask you then.
6. Designate specific times during the day for repetitive tasks.
If you perform repetitive tasks throughout the day it is better than designate specific times during the day so you do not distract in the midst of a major operation.
For example, you could designate specific hours in which you’ll check your email, your phone or social network of your choice. That will allow better focus on what matters most to you.
7. Recognize the difference between the important and the urgent and do the important first.
Many times we tend to focus on what needs our immediate attention, call, email or something we came to mind at that moment it is of utmost urgency. However, the fact that it is urgent not mean it’s important.
You and I could spend hours, days or weeks doing urgent things and still not achieve our goals. While we understand the difference between what is important to advance in life or in our work and what is merely urgent, we can not be more productive and happy.
8. Learn to desenfocarte of the things that you do not approach your goal.
Saber defocus is as important as knowing focus. It is pointless for us to focus on a task know if when we finish and make it’s time to start another can not focus off of it to put our approach to the new task.
If we are at work we must focus on the work, if we are at home with the family must focus on the family. If we want to be more productive then we should stop thinking about other things while we perform a task or activity important to us.
Now it’s your turn, it’s time for you to take action and apply what I read and, above all, do part of your life.
And before you close this window, tell me how do you do to increase productivity? What is the biggest barrier that prevents you achieve your goals?