During a time I was running a tree service business, which by the way was my first business, I used to struggle on managing time effectively and increasing my productivity. However, after a series of learning and self-improvement, things got a better turn. Every minute of your life is gold, and you need to treat it in the right manner. Most people struggle on getting the most effective structure of their time. No matter what you do and who you are, you need to understand how utilize every minute of your 24 hours.
If you are looking forward to be more productive and achieve the best version of yourself, here are sure ways to go about it.
It can be quite tempting to take care of some few tasks at once, especially if these tasks seem to be relatively easy. However, multitasking is a killer of productivity. Multitasking should be avoided at all costs because it is not humanly possible. You are basically fooling yourself if you think you can adequately and expertly juggle between presentations, phone calls, working, eating, all at the same time. Focus on one thing at a time and you will achieve the best version of yourself.
It might be tempting to think that working for longer hours gets you more things done, but in the real sense, it might be killing your productivity. Studies have shown that taking regular breaks can help you with concentration as well as boosting your mood and energy levels. You need to take a 5-min walk around your office or working place, or spend some few minutes grabbing coffee.
Set small goals
Sometimes, looking at our goals may seem to be exciting, but overwhelming. When you see a handful of big projects on your desk, it can be stressful. However, if you break a large task into small chunks, it become easy for you as you feel more in control as well as productive. Breaking a large tasks into small elements makes you feel more in control, and also makes the task seem to be less demanding.
Take Care of Big Tasks First
You need to take care of big tasks the first thing in the morning, or work on such tasks when you are more alert. Sometimes, we put aside big goals because we are not confident that we shall accomplish them. By the time we get to tackle these tasks, we find that we are overwhelmed, burned out and end up procrastinating. You need to understand how and when you work best, as this will help in getting the best version out of your productivity.
Two Minute Rule
You need to implement a two minute rule. This means that you should find and implement tasks that take two minutes or less, as this helps you on saving time. If a task takes less than two minutes, do it immediately. A goal or habit can easily be started in under two minutes. This is not to mean that you will be able to accomplish every task in under 120 seconds, but making the first move on such a task can get you started easily.