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How To Increase Your Productivity

Lifeland Team

Everyone wants to get more done and feel a sense of accomplishment as each day comes to an end.

These useful and effective tips will help you become more productive and efficient with your time and you’ll see bigger results in your business, less stress in your everyday life, and the accomplishment of your big, scary goals more quickly than you ever thought possible.

1. Plan Your Day The Night Before

Before you sleep, spend 5 quick minutes to plan the next day. Know the plan for your day before it arrives. This helps curb distractions. List all the things you want to get done, order them in priority and allocate a rough timing. Set simple goals for the day, and then accomplish them.

2. Practice The 80/20 Rule

The Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20 rule. It states that: to receive 80% of the results obtained in the work, the average person takes about 20 % of the total time spent. The 80/20 Rule means that in any situation, 20 percent of the inputs or activities are responsible for 80 percent of the outcomes or results. Quit trying to be a perfectionist and focus on the 20% of the things that matter. If you scrutinize the items on your “To Do” list, chances are just a few of the items are tied to important issues.

3. Learn To Say No

Say no to small projects. Learn to say no to activities that may seem urgent but distract you from accomplishing your important, long-range projects. If you spend the majority of your energy putting out fires, you’ll never find the time for the important activities in your life.

4. Take Breaks

If your brain is completely stressed or if you are physically too tired, give yourself a time out. When your energy level drops, you might become cranky towards others. It’s advisable to take time to rejuvenate yourself by taking a break. This may involve physically moving away from the work area and getting some fresh air, listening to some relaxing music, or talking with a friend as long as it is something that helps you recharge.

5. Carve Out Time For Non-Urgent Activities

Schedule time during your day when you work only on non-urgent activities like return a phone call, read your chats, e-mail, and paying bills. You can have a dedicated time to respond once or twice a day especially when you don’t have a project deadline filling your mind.

6. Stop Multitasking

Multitasking does not make us more productive, it’s one of the biggest myths these days. In fact, the division of our attention has a negative impact on productivity, concentration and energy. Only in cases whereby one of the activities is an automatic activity that doesn’t need you to focus like walking and talking.
Thus, if you want to be more productive then learn how to do one thing at a time and stay focused only on that one particular thing.

7. Learn Something Everyday

You do not have the ability to know everything. But, by continuing to learn every day, you become a greater asset not only in your own business, but to every client and customer you interact with. Dedicate at least 20 minutes a day to learning something new, whether that's by listening to a podcast, reading a book, or checking in on your favorite blog (we hope that’s us) as long as you are getting your daily dose of learning.

8. Review Your Day

Review your to-do list to examine what you accomplished, what you could have done more efficiently, and what you need to get done tomorrow. Look at your To-Do list and actually check off those items you’ve completed. This will give you a great sense of accomplishment and help you determine those tasks that require more time than originally anticipated.

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