Life has become busy all of a sudden and you feel stuck in a routine. While you are happy that you are working at a steady pace you are worried about your productivity. You barely have time to pay attention to it and the techniques you know of are complicated. So you just ignore them and go on with life, sometimes missing a deadline and sometimes highly frustrated. Does this sound familiar? If yes, the following hacks to increase productivity in one minute will help you tremendously.
Take it as a challenge to say no to 3 things
List out three things that are using up your energy for no good reason. When you think about it you will find plenty of such things. All you have to do is pick out the three most useless tasks and make it a point to stop doing them.
Email alerts are highly distracting
New email alerts take a second of your time, agreed, but they distract you and refocusing takes up more time. That’s how you waste time. Of course, an alert may be important and useful but you can check it later. You don’t have to open an email as soon as you receive it or cater to an alert immediately. These things can definitely wait for later.
List 3 things you want to accomplish by the end of the day
Another list that you should make is that of any 3 things that you have your eye on for the day. Make these things your goals and do whatever it takes to accomplish them. Ask yourself at the end of the day whether you were successful.
Do one thing/activity everyday that energizes you
In order to lead the most profitable business you have to be energetic. In step one, you eliminated 3 energy suckers. Replace these with one activity that energizes you. Exercising, playing with your kids, and yoga are some examples. Now, make sure you engage in this activity every day. Schedule it and make it a part of your routine.
Break time a little more often please!
You may think break time will not help in driving profitability because it kills time but that’s not the case. Taking a break will refresh your mind and help you become more productive. Continuously working slows the brain and a break refreshes it. Therefore, taking a few short breaks through the day is highly recommended.
You can do all these in under a minute and increase your productivity easily!
There are books and long web pages full of information about how to boost productivity. Most of these ways seem so complicated to people that they prefer continuing as they always have without even trying. We have a few simple hacks instead that you can employ in a minute.