Did you know that productivity in the workplace is lower than it has been in two centuries? Because we have access to more technological solutions, there is a greater attitude of procrastination. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to begin improving your productivity right now.
1) Establish a habit.
If you do something every day, it can change your life. It becomes a habit. That means you can begin doing the simple tasks of your job every day, in the same way, to create new habits as well.
2) Get the tough stuff done early.
Productivity levels begin to decline as soon as 10am. Your most productive time at work is between 8-10am. Your least productive time is between 4-6pm. Schedule your toughest tasks right away in the morning to avoid the temptation to procrastinate.
3) Find your Zen.
Happy people are motivated people. You might not like going to work, but find something that makes you happy there. If you can, then you have the chance to boost your productivity by 12% and your job satisfaction by nearly 40%.
4) Be honest.
It is important to change the things that you can change. Having resentment fester can prime your brain to accept procrastination. Be honest about what bothers you. Seek out solutions and resolutions. Then commit to the process.
5) Be forgiving.
We are our own worst critics. Self-doubt and internal criticism are two of the most common causes for dips in productivity. If you make a mistake, learn from it. Find a way to avoid making the same mistake again. Then forgive yourself and move on. You will be an improved person.
6) Choose to make a difference.
Procrastination often occurs when workers feel like their job doesn’t make a difference in people’s lives. If you feel that way, then make the choice to change today. Take responsibility for what you do and where you are in life. You can choose to pursue success.
7) Find your passion.
About 80% of workers feel like they are dissatisfied with their jobs on a regular basis. If you are not interested in what you do, then procrastination will happen. If you’re more passionate about Facebook then balancing the books, see if you can redefine your goals. Go big. Make them meaningful.
You can be a productivity master by making a few changes like these. Choose the options that make sense for you and then take charge of your day.