Sometimes all you need is one small adjustment to your daily life. Such a change could suddenly free up lots of time you didn’t know you had. These three productivity tips will help you make such immediate changes:
#1 Minimize Social Media Time
Social media can be the biggest time waster for many of us. I’m not telling you get off it. After all, you probably found this blog through social media. Just to cut it down a bit. Instead of being online all day, try switching off during high concentration tasks.
Whats a high concentration task?
Its any task that requires your full attention. Multi-tasking between completing such a task and using social media can double the amount of time it takes to complete it.
For example, if you are reading an article while checking social media, it might take 15 minutes to read the article.
If you close your social media for five minutes, you could complete reading the entire article in five minutes and understand it better.
Try it. Next time you need to concentrate, just switch off from social media for a few minutes. It works like magic.
#2 Cut out the chit chat
Whether it is a co-worker, an old friend, or your spouse calling from home. Learn to minimize conversations without being rude. Simply inform people of how much time you have to spare.
They will understand and keep the conversation within that time limit. If needed, remind them politely that you have work to do. Do this often and people will begin to understand.
By limiting conversations, you will discover hours of extra time during the day to get things done.
#3 Make a To-Do List
To-Do Lists do not require any formal training. Just write out a list of everything you need to do today, and do it all one by one. Its as simple as that.
To-Do Lists are the core of time management. Without one, it is very difficult to keep track of whether you are being productive or just busy doing nothing. Make a To-Do list right now and see for yourself.
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