10 ways to Maximize Your Productivity

10 Ways to Maximise your productivity

So in my last post, I told you about the top ten ways that you can minimize productivity, so I thought that today we would be a little more positive. So below you will find 10 ways to maximize your productivity.

How do you rate? Implementing just one or two can make a huge difference to your productivity.

  1. What is the first thing you do each day? The way you start your day can have a huge impact on how productive you are during the day. Review your morning routine, does it help or hurt your productivity? Create a morning routine that makes you feel fresh and ready to start the day.

  2. Create an action list. Spend some time each day creating a list of things to do that’s prioritized from most important to least.

  3. When you’re performing a task, give it your full attention. If you find yourself too distracted or burnt-out, take a break and come back to the task when you can give it your full focus.

  4. De-clutter your workplace, your mind and your list of things to-do. Remove distractions and things that waste your time, and you’ll find yourself being much more productive.

  5. Don’t multitask! Are you one of those people who believe that multi-tasking is a great way to maximize your productivity? if you are, then I have some bad news you’re wrong!! When you multitask, you don’t get more done. Instead, you lose focus and no one task gets the full attention it deserves.

  6. Identify the things that distract you and hurt your productivity most. These are your main enemies! They are the stealers of your time and they will keep stealing your time until you do something about them. Develop special strategies to eliminate and/or control them, don’t let them stop you on your quest to maximize your productivity.

  7. Discover you best times of day to focus. Each of us has our own natural rhythms. Get in touch with yours and use them to your advantage.

  8. Monitor how you spend your time each day. For a week or two, keep a work log or journal. Look back over it and you may be surprised to discover how you’re really spending your time.

  9. Stay in the best physical health possible because it affects your mindset. Get some exercise, eat and sleep well, and develop some strategies for handling stress.

  10. You’re not alone! Seek help when you need it and get some of the unnecessary items off your action list.

Till Next Time

Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

 

 

 

Mike Gardner aka ‘The Time Doctor’ and is highly regarded as one of the UK’s leading Time Management and productivity specialists. As well as being regularly featured in both online and off-line media outlets around the world, he is the author of the best selling time management book, Business Owners: Your Family Misses You. He regularly speaks on topics that are congruent with his mission of helping small business owners, entrepreneurs and independent professionals to be incredibly productive, whilst still balancing their business and family commitments in a way that enables them to feel fulfilled and guilt-free. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, a Dad to Neil & Emma, a hubby to Wendy and in his role as an Officer with the reserve forces, he has completed operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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4 thoughts on “10 ways to Maximize Your Productivity

  1. I do most of them but I have to keep revisiting number 6 as I get very easily distracted by shiny things! I start my day off logging onto my iPad, trying to change that one. I know as a coach I shouldn’t say ‘trying’ but I’m working on breaking my addiction to technology!
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