How To Finally Start Getting Sh*t Done

photo: Bershka

 

Often, we think busy and productive come hand in hand. If we are rushing around without a moment to spare, then we must be getting stuff done, right? In reality, the true test of productivity is how we meet our goals each day, not how much time we spend working. To be truly productive it’s not about how jam-packed our time is, but the quality behind the hours. Here’s how to stop being busy and start being productive.

1. Get focused

Aimlessly packing your days to give them a purpose won’t make them productive. In fact, it will do the opposite. You will feel like you have made accomplishments, whilst straying from targets and dodging responsibilities. Throughout the day you need several focuses. Give each hour a goal and you will find you meet your targets far quicker. The result? A far more productive day leaving you with much more spare time.

2. Plan your day

When we feel busy it’s instinct to rush into everything. Speed is usually top of our agenda’s, not the productivity of our days. Taking a step back to create a plan is a sure-fire way to avoid being overly busy. Split your day into chunks with targets for each and you can be certain your day will be packed full or productivity.

3. Try to slow down

When we feel as though time is against us, we instinctively try to do everything at once. We jump to the next task when we are half way through the first, resulting in the quality of our work taking a real hit. Realistically, no matter how busy you may be rushing will get you nowhere. You will be more likely to make errors, miss important details and run the risk of having to do something all over again. Take it slow and you will be far more productive.

4. Find out how to be productive

Sometimes, we just cannot be productive no matter how hard we try. It may be due to the time of day, hunger or the likelihood of distractions, either way, it’s tricky to avoid. Once you accept this, you can plan your time for ultimate productivity. If you know you lose concentration in the afternoon, plan your most important tasks in the morning. Or, if you’re a night owl, avoid busying yourself in the day-time when you’re likely to be less productive.

5. Take time out

Being busy is overwhelming. Your mind constantly races and it’s easy to lose sight of the direction you’re heading in. If your brain is fried, you simply won’t be productive. Take a breather. Step outside of the office and try to free your brain of frantic thoughts. Remove the busyness from your life for a moment and you will definitely see improvements in your productivity.

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photo: Bershka

 

Often, we think busy and productive come hand in hand. If we are rushing around without a moment to spare, then we must be getting stuff done, right? In reality, the true test of productivity is how we meet our goals each day, not how much time we spend working. To be truly productive it’s not about how jam-packed our time is, but the quality behind the hours. Here’s how to stop being busy and start being productive.

1. Get focused

Aimlessly packing your days to give them a purpose won’t make them productive. In fact, it will do the opposite. You will feel like you have made accomplishments, whilst straying from targets and dodging responsibilities. Throughout the day you need several focuses. Give each hour a goal and you will find you meet your targets far quicker. The result? A far more productive day leaving you with much more spare time.

2. Plan your day

When we feel busy it’s instinct to rush into everything. Speed is usually top of our agenda’s, not the productivity of our days. Taking a step back to create a plan is a sure-fire way to avoid being overly busy. Split your day into chunks with targets for each and you can be certain your day will be packed full or productivity.

3. Try to slow down

When we feel as though time is against us, we instinctively try to do everything at once. We jump to the next task when we are half way through the first, resulting in the quality of our work taking a real hit. Realistically, no matter how busy you may be rushing will get you nowhere. You will be more likely to make errors, miss important details and run the risk of having to do something all over again. Take it slow and you will be far more productive.

4. Find out how to be productive

Sometimes, we just cannot be productive no matter how hard we try. It may be due to the time of day, hunger or the likelihood of distractions, either way, it’s tricky to avoid. Once you accept this, you can plan your time for ultimate productivity. If you know you lose concentration in the afternoon, plan your most important tasks in the morning. Or, if you’re a night owl, avoid busying yourself in the day-time when you’re likely to be less productive.

5. Take time out

Being busy is overwhelming. Your mind constantly races and it’s easy to lose sight of the direction you’re heading in. If your brain is fried, you simply won’t be productive. Take a breather. Step outside of the office and try to free your brain of frantic thoughts. Remove the busyness from your life for a moment and you will definitely see improvements in your productivity.

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