As humans, we are best known for procrastinating and postponing things. No matter how motivated and well determined we are, there’s always a day or two in a week where we would slog off completely which results in the reduction of pace during the other days. Sure, we think of million ways to cut short off the loitering to increase the productivity only to see us fail. Therefore, here are 5 effective ways to increase your productivity to get the best of you.
1. Plan the day
It’s constitutive to plan your day more than anything, as a start. When you get up in the morning, make sure you have a routine. For example, start with a warm-up or exercise and then follow the schedule later on. The activities can be done on an hourly basis or in tasks that are to be done. It can be either of them, but the motive behind the planning should be accelerating towards the goal by the end of the day. Do this for a week and compare your results, accordingly building contingencies in the middle.
2. Design a routine
A routine keeps you engaged. Even if it’s not interesting and very creative, a routine when followed daily will increase your productivity. Therefore, set a routine right from the time you wake up in the morning, till you have the lunch and again from having the lunch till you get on the bed to sleep. Make sure you follow the repeat because this way, you will get adapted to the hard work and you won’t find it difficult to work throughout the day.
If you have set of things to do in a day, start with prioritizing before you start working on them. Always take up the hardest thing first so that you don’t feel it difficult to do when you get to the end. Often we see people completing the easy tasks first and then postpone the bigger tasks to the other day. This makes you miss the deadline very often, making you unproductive.
4. Take regular breaks
Though it may seem wrongly listed, taking breaks indeed boosts your productivity. How? Well, for example, start staring at the wall for a while. After staring it for 5 minutes, you will find it stressful to do so. Then take a break, have a cup of coffee or converse with someone about something, linger around for a minute and come back and repeat the process. You will find yourself a bit more focused than before. This is how taking a break helps with your productivity.
5. Be Health Conscious
It’s obvious that people with better health are more productive than people with poor health. Therefore, maintain your health status by eating nutrition-rich balanced diet, by exercising daily and by being hydrated throughout the day. Also, it’s equally important to get enough sleep so that you don’t carry the stress to the following day.
By following these five ways, one would see major changes in their productivity levels and will also stay happy without having any physical or psychological stress bothering you much.