There is never enough time in one day, so try to make every minute count. To increase the productivity of your work you have two options, either spend more time at work or simply work smarter. To be more productive is not so complicated as you might think, you just need to know some of the strategies and the methods. Here are some of the most popular methods that will increase the productivity of your work.
Keep Track of Time. You might think that you know exactly how much time you spent on a certain task, but you are most likely wrong. Some studies have shown that only around 17% of people are capable of accurately estimating the past time.
Take Breaks. This method might sound contradiction but actually isn’t. Mostly because if you take regular breaks, you will, in fact, help recover your concentration. If you have a very long task, make sure that you schedule short breaks from the task to maintain a continuous level of performance. If you are doing a task for a long time your performance will start to decline.
Set Deadlines. This will create some kind of a stress, but not the kind that is bad for you. This stress is called self-imposed stress and this can, in fact, be helpful in terms of providing you with more focus that will help you meet your set deadlines. It is important to stick to the deadline, sometimes it can be hard because it was set by you, so your brain will not take it so seriously. While working has an eye on the clock. That way you will see where you at and do you need to be faster.
Stop Multitasking. People live in a world where they thing that multitasking is a way to be more productive and efficient. However, it is quite the opposite. That is because if you try to do more that 1 task at a time. You will start to lose focus and be distracted by the other task. Always commit to only one task at the time.