Being productive is important, but being productive at a high level requires a bit more than just working harder. Here are the five productivity hacks I use every day to make sure I’m getting the most out of my time.
1. Keep your to-do list in order
First things first: organize your tasks in order of importance. For example, if your daily schedule includes calls, emails, writing, and social media, sort them into order. It helps you stay focused and avoid wasting time on lower-priority tasks.
2. Write down your goals
Writing down your goals and objectives is the first step toward reaching them. Write down your goals and objectives as if they were already achieved, so you can measure how close you are to meeting them.
3. Automate your workflow
Automate your workflow by delegating tasks to different tools and platforms. Tools like Evernote, Asana, and Trello are all great for managing your to-do lists, scheduling meetings, and tracking projects.
4. Eliminate distractions
When you’re working, try to keep your attention on your work. Turn off email, news, and social media notifications. Don’t check them at least an hour before you start working, and don’t check them during the day.
5. Reward yourself
After you complete a task, reward yourself. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy. Give yourself a treat, go for a walk, or buy yourself a new book.
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