There are plenty of productivity strategies to choose from, now more than ever. Maybe trying to get more done in less time isn’t always the best answer. One should also consider the quality of work more than the quantity of work.
» Understand your own work habits, be aware of when you are your best.
» Schedule out your day and allocate time for your most important tasks.
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.“
– John F. Kennedy
Develop a new habit of getting small, simple tasks done as they come to your attention. Don’t put it off or create a new note or task in your favorite application. Get it done and out of the way (and out of your mind). Then enjoy the rest of the day knowing you have got some things done!
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” – David Allen
Life is full of opportunities and being ready to take advantage of them sometime requires preparation. For example, would you be able to make that important presentation when the time comes? Plan ahead, make an effort to improve your ability to speak in public or in the work place.
There are groups that specialize in helping people become better public speakers. Look for a local chapter of Toastmasters International and pay a visit to one of their meetings. Who knows, it might be fun!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
Don’t just try to take a break – put it your schedule. Take that 15 minute walk around the block you always keep saying you’ll go do. Do something not related to work that you enjoy. Then come back to the desk refreshed and alert.
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” – George Washington Carver