MAKE PRODUCTIVITY AS YOUR GOAL IN 2022
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Being mindful of how you are spending your time can make a big difference when it comes to your productivity levels.
Use this list of suggestions as a guide to being more productive and efficient at work.
1. Track How You Spend Your Time ⌚️
You must know how much time you spend every day on answering emails, taking calls, answering questions, or working on your work tasks.Use time tracking software to differentiate between high-priority tasks. Make sure to include distractions and breaks.
2. Stop Multitasking 🤯
You will be much more efficient and productive if you complete tasks one at a time instead of trying to conquer them all at once.
3. Create an Organized To-Do List ✅
Having a written-out list to help you plan all of the tasks you want to accomplish for a day can help you focus on what’s really important and ignore what’s not. Start by listing the things that absolutely must get done by the end of the day.
4. Be Prepared to Say No 🙅🏼
You are likely asked to do things that you don’t have time for on a somewhat regular basis. When this happens, you may stress out over how to say no, or worse yet, say “yes” when you don’t have the bandwidth.
5. Create Video Responses 🎥
If you get asked a lot of the same types of questions from employees or clients, you can create a video response that efficiently and effectively answers the question.
6. Turn off All Notifications ⛔️
Stop getting distracted by turning off all notifications.If blocking all notifications is too much to handle on your own, use an app that will do it for you.
7. Ask for Help 🙋🏾♀️
If you’re genuinely drowning in work and having a hard time getting anything done, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your manager and co-workers may not realize what you have on your plate.
Prioritizing your mental health helps to keep you positive and productive.
Just make sure you are being mindful of when and how you approach these breaks in the day.