Were you distracted by that photo? It’s ok my feelings weren’t hurt. In fact, I knew you would be because people love distractions. That’s why you check your phone, Facebook and email multiple times during the day.
According to business insider we are only productive about 3 days a week with close to 40% of your typical working week considered to be unproductive.
Below is a list of 5 Things Productive People Do
1. Outsource to create time
Time is precious and you should be spending it with the people that matter to you most whether it’s a loved one, mates or your pet dog. Getting someone to do the little things such as clean the house or cook you some homemade meals can save you valuable time. Thousands of Airtaskers are doing just that – check out how they’re helping people save time here.
2. Manage your mood
Productive people start the day in the right headspace allowing them to focus on the goal at hand. If you’re late to work or didn’t’ get enough sleep, you’ll be playing catch-up all day. It’s important to have a routine and keep up the mood all day by taking breaks, eating regularly and sleep – that is the most important.
3. Cut down your to-do list
Every morning or the night before, write your to-do list for the day ahead and then cross off half the items. You could be left with one thing getting finished but that’s better than having three things started but not completed. Spreading yourself too thin won’t help you focus on the biggest picture.
4. Clean their desks
Cleanliness is important, not just because it looks nice but you also come into a work environment that is not cluttered and provides you with a space for more creative thinking. Plus your co-workers would probably appreciate it too!
5. Block your workload
Also called sprint work, blocking your working time into 30-60 minute blocks will allow you to power through tasks and also take those necessary breaks to wake up the body and take a moment to step back.
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