productivity at work

We all want to be successful in every aspect of our life, but it can be hard to juggle between family, work and friends. Being more productive at work doesn’t have to be difficult but it does require a bit of organisation.

Here are 4 tips that might help you to increase your productivity:

1. The “eat the frog” technique

The frog is that one big thing that you are dreading to do and you’re most likely to procrastinate on. Eating that frog simply means to just get on with it and do it. Once it’s done, you’re more likely to feel relaxed with a sense of accomplishment that will follow you for the rest of the day/week.

We advise to write down every task each day and prioritise them according to the level of difficulty. It may sound daunting, but this technique has been proven again and again.

2. Remember that time is precious

Use your precious hours to gain more knowledge and get things done.

If you commute to work; listen to a good podcast, read the book you wanted to read for so long or get started on that pile of emails sitting in your inbox.

The same principle applies for all life events; i.e. rather than going to the garage when your car breaks down, just call a mobile car servicing such as Allied Autocare, this will reduce your down time and increase your productivity. Less time running around means more time for getting things done.

3. Take care of yourself first

The key to productivity and happiness is to treat your body like a brand-new car. Make sure you “fuel up” on quality food and “check fluids regularly”, when it comes to drinking water.

It’s also important to take regular breaks at work to improve your workload and your concentration. Indeed, breaks have been proven to help employees maintain a constant level of performance.

4. Be your own boss

Set your own deadlines and respect them. You don’t always have to wait for your co-worker or manager to give you a task or deadline; try filling out your own calendar and to do-list and stick to them. Same goes with meetings, before booking your next one, ask yourself if it could be accomplished over email or phone to save time and travel expenses.

Don’t be scared to speak up and try to minimise the interruptions around you. For example, if it suits the task at hand, then don’t hesitate to put your headphones on, keep the door closed or even request to work from home if it will help you to get things done in a more efficient way.

Making these small changes to your habits could drastically improve the levels of productivity and allow you to produce quality work and be less stressed. So, why not try them today?