“Oh no! It’s Monday already and my presentation is not complete yet!”
‘TGIF!!! Wait, no… I can’t party tonight – I have things to work on!’
‘It’s 8:00a.m on a beautiful Saturday morning but I can’t sleep in – my work is far from finished!’
The above scenarios may sound familiar to you, especially if you are working and studying part-time. Productivity is very important when it comes to the corporate world. As a matter of fact, it is the most important thing.
When you learn how to be more productive, you’re halfway on your journey to anywhere you want to be in life.
So let’s go right into it. Here are some steps you can take to become more productive this month:
Divide your work into parts
This is a simple tip; split up that one large work load into smaller sections that you can handle easier. You can’t have a long term project or large workload in the office and expect to rush through it all at once. You have to break it down into suitable smaller projects so you do not waste too much time on that one project and you won’t have to eat into the time you are supposed to use for something else.
Work based on your energy level
There are days when the day’s work takes its toll on you and you feel quite tired. If you have one of those kinds of days, but you still want to work (maybe to meet up a set goal), then you should focus on getting some rest first. Leave the work that requires more concentration for times when you are feeling energized and pumped up. Also, do not take on anymore work when you are already choked up with work, you’d be unable to complete it on time and look incapable.
Plan and follow it
Well, this is self explanatory. You could set a target by yourself and follow it, or force yourself to commit. Clearly state down how you want to spend the day every day, allocate time to do the things you want to clearly. Don’t just step out each day with the mind set of “anyhow e be, we go take am”, plan how you want it to be and follow your plan!
Steer Clear from Distractions
Distraction is the major killer of time. The more you allow things to distract you, the more time you waste doing nothing productive. Note your distractions and devise ways to stay away from them. This would greatly help in improving your level of productivity this month.
The type of lifestyle you live can affect your level of productivity. To increase your productivity, maybe it is time to stop those late outings, eat more healthy food, work out and keep fit more. You will find that doing these things will not only keep your body refreshed but also help your mind become more active and sharper for higher productivity.
Have a wonderful day!