In the corporate world that we are currently living in, it is almost impossible to get goals accomplished without keeping a track of all the activities that we do in one day.
If you are working on a 9-5, there’s a possibility that you are sitting at your desk sometimes, feeling really unproductive. We all have those moments, where you get overwhelmed just by looking at your ‘to-do’ list. No matter how hard you try to get anything done, you seem to lose focus. In this article, we will show you four tips and tricks that you can use to be more productive and stay on top of your game.
- Use Online Task-Tracking Tools.
Google is your best friend in these cases. With one simple search, you can find a long list of task-tracking tools from which you can choose the one that best fits you. The good thing about these tools is that they allow you to create projects and organize tasks based on time and priority. Some tools are completely free and others allow you to win a monthly subscription by completing your tasks.
- Complete The Tasks You Dislike First.
This may sound odd, but it is a technique used by many successful people, and in a way it works. The psychology behind doing the stuff you hate first is that once you are done with these first, you will feel such a release and your brain will get the motivation needed to complete the rest of the more desirable tasks. Plus it is easier to do the things you hate early in the day when you are full of energy so that you can do what you love at the end of your day.
- Answer Your Inbox At Once.
Do you ever find yourself distracted from an email or a text message and wasting time replying to people instead of finishing the task you have at hand? Learn how to check your inbox once every morning and then again the evening. Open your inbox before starting the day to see all the new emails and texts that you have received. Turn off your notifications and then dedicate 30 minutes of your evening to answer to as many people as you can.
- Live a Healthy Lifestyle.
If you are a smoker you will tend to get distracted from your daily tasks more often because of the need to frequently smoke a cigarette. That’s just one example to show how living an unhealthy lifestyle can keep you from being productive. If you eat well and regularly, go to the gym, and know when to take a break from work so you can clear your head, you will smash every goal that you have set your mind to. In order for your mind to focus, your body and brain have to function at their best.