The most valuable finite resource a man could have is time, yet many people get so much caught up in the whirlwind of life that days pass haphazardly. This results in inefficient tasks and wastage of every important minute that can play an important role in their lives.
On the other hand, ultra-successful people are aware of the importance of time and schedule their days strategically, maximize their productivity, and enhance their wellbeing outside of work.
Thankfully, because of the availability of plenty of science-backed solutions allow you to do the same, especially, in the time of crisis as the world is experiencing lock-down amid COVID-19 fear.
Working from home is not easy. Remote working requires discipline.
These 6 strategies can help you to squeeze the most productivity out of your day.
1- Write your to-do list:
Most of the people waste a lot of time deciding what is urgent and what is important. This is the time that can be used to completing the tasks. Therefore, before you even get started with your work, plan out your day in advance. Take some time out to write your to-do list every single day and make an effort to get done with every task. This will not only help you get most things done but will also allow you to ensure the work you are doing is valuable for yourself or your company.
2- Focus on getting three big tasks done:
The future is uncertain and you do not know what is going to happen the next day. Therefore, plan to focus on just three tasks that are a part of your bigger goals. These are the goals that you should write on the top of your to-do list and get them done no matter what happens. If you accomplish them successfully then pay attention to what else needs to be done.
3- Don’t avoid the difficult tasks:
Most often you think that being busy means avoiding the few critically important but difficult tasks and complete the rest. But this is not the right thing to do, it is better to eat the frog first. This means that instead of worrying about a difficult task all day, get that done in the beginning.
4- Schedule your time in 90-minutes chunk:
According to the leadership mentor Michael Hyatt, an individual’s mind can focus deeply for a limited amount of time. Therefore, you must devote it to your most critical thinking. Research has also proved that productivity and performance are at a peak during an uninterrupted 90-minutes interval and after that, you need to take a break. Therefore, schedule your time in 90-minutes chunks and during that time; avoid all kinds of distractions to concentrate on one a task.
5- Do not multitask:
You may consider multi-tasking as an ideal thing to do but in reality, it wastes more of your time and energy. Instead of trying to get a lot of things done at the same time, group similar tasks together and get those done in a chunk of time.
6- Take breaks throughout the day:
No one can stay productive throughout the day because the brain needs to rest too. The efficiency of your brain improves when you take smaller breaks in between and prepare yourself to get more things done efficiently.