You only have 24 hours in a day, which means there is only so much you can do. If, then, you want to be as productive as you can, you need to get good at working out your top priority and focusing on that. If you start out with your most important task of the day, not only will you get done what you need to, but everything else will flow more easily after that task is done because you won’t feel so panicked, too.
If you want to be more productive in your life, forget about multi-tasking and focus on one thing at a time. When you do this, you actually get more done more quickly, and to a higher standard than you possibly can when multi-tasking.
Optimise your tech
From implementing tips to make it run faster to making use of hot keys on your Mac, anything you can do to make your computer, and any other tech you are using, work more quickly for you, will help to boost your productivity significantly because when you don’t have to wait for a program to load or you don’t need to spend quite so long typing, you can, of course, get more stuff done.
Yes, really. No matter how busy your day is, try to fit in at least 30 minutes of exercise. Doing so gets the blood and oxygen pumping to the brain, which means you can typically get more done by thinking more quickly and creatively than you would had you not exercised, and of course, exercising helps to give you more energy so you can keep going for longer, too.
Take more breaks
Of course, taking more breaks during the day can also help you, according to various studies, be more productive. This makes sense because the harder and longer you work, the more tired you will get, the less sharp your brain will be and the more mistakes you will make. Whereas, the more breaks you have, the fresher and brighter, not to mention more creative, you are likely to be.
If you don’t have to do it all don’t. Whether you hand off part of a project to another colleague at work or you get your significant other to help you with the chores at home, delegating and sharing the workload is one of the simplest ways to ensure that you are more productive and more effective at what you do, so don’t try to do it all.
As you can see, becoming more productive is really not so difficult. All it takes is a few simple changes and you can start living a supercharged, super productive life right now.