There are a hundred things you could do to be more productive, or at least make you believe that you are. It doesn’t matter what you do – going to uni, freelancing, working – everyone wants to get more things done in a day. Being productive doesn’t need to feel overwhelming and it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Here are three of the ways that will actually help you become more productive.
Designate your time.
When you dedicate a period of time to do one thing, don’t waste it on something else. Because once you get distracted by another task, you’ll forget or neglect the one you actually want to get done. You can still check your e-mails later.
Cut your to-do lists.
Take your list of things to get done, cut them into baby steps so it’ll seem less intimidating and you’ll get to cross off more, which will fuel your sense of productivity. Start off with the easier tasks, you’ll feel motivated finishing them and that’ll help you with the bigger tasks coming up. Never-ending to-do lists are overwhelming and not productive at all. Identify your tasks by category. Group them and prioritize. What doesn’t need to be done today can wait until tomorrow. Or the day after.
Make the most of your time.
Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro technique? It’s an awesome time management method. There are apps and websites that’ll help you go through with it. How it works? You set a timer for 25 minutes and take a 5 minute break. You’ll set several Pomodoro sessions, adding a longer break. The next time you find yourself having a small amount of free time, try and complete one of the small tasks on your list.
What are your tips?