A Guide to be more productive

Ever had a ton of stuff to do, but found yourself distracted, unfocused, and unable to get it done?

Don’t worry. We all have.

Getting more done in less time frees us up to focus on the things that really matter. Check out the tips below to learn how to use your time, resources and space to be more effective.

Plan and organise your time

The average person spends working 3 minutes before switching tasks. How to fix it?

  • Pick a task.
  • Work on one task for 25 minutes.
  • Take a 5-minute break.
  • Repeat step 1-3 three times.
  • Take a 15-minute break.

The average person spends 31 hours in unproductive meetings per month. How to fix it?

Say “No” sometimes. Give an explanation for why you can’t do a favor this time around, but offer your help in the future to set a good tone.

The average person checks their emails 36 times in an hour. How to fix it?

Plan email breaks and stick to them. Plan three 15-minute breaks just to check email throughout your day or only check email for 5 minutes every hour.

Optimize your workspace

Your workspace is also important for more productivity and work done. A boring environment makes people lazy and unproductive. The following tips will help you optimize your workspace.

  • Don’t use incandescent light bulbs in your lighting system. Use compact fluorescent light bulbs.

  • Decorate with cooler colors like blues and purples to create a relaxing and inviting space or decorate with warm colors like reds and yellows to create a warm and creative space.

  • Use as much natural lighting as possible. Surrounding yourself with natural lighting can help you fall asleep more easily at night and keep you more alert during the day.

  • Remove clutter from your space. Spend 5 minutes at the end of the day organizing your space for a fresh start each morning.

  • Sitting in one place isn’t always great for your productivity. Try heading to a coffee shop or finding a secluded place to work without distraction.

  • Not everyone feels most productive on the same schedule. If you have flexibility, try different working hours and find the best productivity schedule for you.

Improve your personal care

  • Sleep is integral for optimal productivity. Getting enough sleep every night can improve your judgment, keep you alert and focused, and prevent illness. You should sleep 7 to 8 hours per day.

  • Exercise for 30+ minutes per day. Getting your heart rate up for just 30 minutes a day can increase your energy supply, allowing you to be more productive.

  • Nourishing your body with healthy foods (like nuts, fruits, and vegetables) and a supply of water throughout the day positively affects your memory, mood and creativity.

Use the best productivity apps

You can check the list best productivity apps I used here 8 Apps For Productivity.

How about you?

Please comment your tips and tricks of productive.

Zaw Min Tin

A Creative Designer by nature and an IronMan maniac. Founded Pixellion Creative with a team of quality designs to create awesome UI/UX designs.

Yangon, Myanmar http://zawmintin.com

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