You have a lot of work to do, you’re behind schedule, you need to deliver before the terrifying deadline, maybe there are so many tests and homework in your daily life and you’re completely stressed out trying to get everything done, and doing it right. Keeping up to date with all your chores can be really hard, but there are some things you can do to help you out.
Here we have some simple tips and tricks that can help you boost your productivity so that you can accomplish more work in less time and most importantly, get it done right! Try to apply them and adapt them to your needs. They can be applied for work, studying or maybe even keeping up a personal project you’ve left lying around. Keep in mind that boosting your productivity may not happen overnight, which leads us to our first tip.
Be kind to yourself
We all are prone to make some mistakes. There are things we simply are not going to get right, much less at first try. You need to be patient with yourself. Don’t get too stressed when making a mistake. Take a step back, look at what you’ve done and what you already achieved. Now look at the mistake, take a big look at it and then try to realize where did you went wrong and start again. Learn from your mistakes.
Making mistakes is a basic and very important part of learning, and remember that you may fall a thousand times, but what really matters is that you get up a thousand and one times.
Lists are your friend
You probably have heard this a bunch of times already and you may be surprised to know that they are very useful for most people. The main idea is to be able to organize yourself, your ideas and your projects and be able to break it down into smaller tasks. Setting goals and milestones, parts of the job to be done first, and trying to get most of the heavier duty out of the way as soon as possible along with balancing it with some lighter duty, in order to not get overwhelmed with work early on.
Similarly to breaking down one task to all its components and parts, you also need to break down all the work you have to do in one day in order to complete it all. Put it down in a list so you can check them as you finish them. This takes us to the next piece of advice.
No matter how tempting it may be, if you’re having issues finishing one project at a time, do not multitask. Concentrating on too many things at the same time will eventually lead to concentrating in nothing if you are not careful. Sometimes it is easy to get into multitasking when you’ve got a lot of work to do at the same time, but you will find out that you’ll get them done faster by focusing on one at a time, instead of trying to do everything at the same time. This is in part why it is important to break down your projects into smaller tasks you can concentrate on easier.
Identify aspects in your surroundings that may be taking time away from you. Maybe you’re using too much your phone, maybe you find distractions easily. It is always easier to distract yourself than it is to focus, so beware with that, keep your workspace comfortable and clean at all times and get it clean before and after you work.
Stretch a leg
Find time in your day to exercise a little or at least take a walk. You need to take some small breaks throughout the day. They may be more effective to give you energy and determination than your extra cup of coffee. Of course, a coffee break is also nice. While you can take those resting breaks, it is important to walk or exercise in at least one of them. It can get the ideas out, it allows you to see your project from different aspects and get a clearer mind when you get.