productivity at work

We all want to be successful in every aspect of our lives, but it can be hard to balance family, work, and friends. Being more productive at work doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does require some organization.

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

1. The “eat the frog” technique

The frog is the one big thing you dread doing and are 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 and have a sense of accomplishment that will follow you for the rest of the day/week.

We advise writing down every task each day and prioritizing them according to the difficulty level. 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 in your inbox.

The same principle applies to 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 downtime and increase your productivity. Less time running around means more time for getting things done.

3. Take care of yourself first

Treating your body like a brand-new car is the key to productivity and happiness. Ensure you “fuel up” on quality food and “check fluids regularly” when drinking water.

It’s also essential 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 calendar and to-do-list and stick to them. The 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 minimize the interruptions around you. For example, if it suits the task at hand, don’t hesitate to put your headphones on, keep the door closed, or even request to work from home if it will help you get things done more efficiently.

Making these small changes to your habits could drastically improve your productivity, allow you to produce quality work, and reduce stress. So, why try them today?