In any line of work, it is always a must to make the most out of your time. After all, you are paid to accomplish something, right? But most often than not, most of us aren’t actually doing the best that we can be. Think about it – how often have you actually have to stay late at work, just to get something done? Let’s help you out by teaching you some quick – yet effective – productivity boosting tips.
Make a List
It’s as simple as it gets. Heck, almost every grade school kid does a schedule for their school work. But don’t underestimate the power of the list. It’s a powerful tool that can actually get things done. Think about it – putting things on paper can actually symbolize of you being committed to finish something. It can be as simple as “Write X number of articles on a certain topic”.
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Another great thing about creating lists is that it’ll let you be aware of your actual job responsibilities. When was the last time you’ve actually remembered your tasks, no matter how small they are? Writing down the things you need to do and committing to them will also be a good tool to develop yourself – you’ll have a more organized lifestyle!
Time your Tasks
Aside from writing down your tasks to do, it’s a must to prioritize and time them as well. Knowing how long it takes to do a specific task – let’s say, writing a code for a website – will let you gauge how much work you can actually do in a day. It’s also a great way of improving yourself. For a challenge, record your best times. The next day, try to beat it. Doing this will not only make you a more productive employee, it’ll help you motivate yourself on those stressful days.
Its a Goal to Achieve.
Always have a goal on mind. Aside from beating your own personal times, it’ll do you a lot of good to actually have a reward for accomplishing your tasks. Let’s say you’re an accountant. You have to file a certain company’s records. Promise yourself, that if you’ll get it done by the day, that you’ll buy yourself a chocolate shake. Something as simple as that can actually do wonders.
Being productive at work can be a hard thing to accomplish. But having these tips in mind, you can make it happen. Always remember to stay focused – list it down, time it, and reward yourself! Hope you have a great time at work, and get the chocolate shake on your way home!