One of the major differences between highly successful individuals who seem to breeze through life and those who achieve a moderate amount of success is that successful individuals have mastered the art of being productive and making the best possible use of their time.
How to be productive:
1. Set yourself time limits for each activity on your to-do list
If you find it difficult to accomplish all the tasks which you set yourself in a day, it’s well worth setting realistic time frames to complete each task in. That way you’ll work more efficiently to accomplish all of the tasks which you’ve set yourself. In order to make sure that keep on track, also consider setting alarms on your smartphone, which will tell you when it’s time to move on to the next activity.
2. Ask for assistance when necessary
If you have a large task to complete, which is likely to eat up a lot of your time, it’s well worth asking your friends and family members for help. As an example, if you plan to overhaul your garden, it’s well worth recruiting a few friends to help you give your garden a makeover in a single afternoon. Rather than spending several days tidying up your garden on your own.
3. In the workplace, don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to others
If you own your own business or are a manager in a business, you may be tempted to try and complete each task that is set on your own. However, you’ll be able to get far more done, if you get into the habit of learning to delegate tasks to individuals who have the right experience level and skillset to complete tasks for you. Which will free up your time to work on tasks, which only you alone have the skillset to complete.
4. Assign chores to each member of your household
If you often find yourself spending too much of your valuable time cleaning up after others, it’s well worth instigating a chore roster for your family or your household, which will ensure that each member of your household pulls their weight when it comes to keeping your home neat and tidy.
5. Use a diary to plan upcoming events
If you are able to plan your time in advance and to schedule certain tasks for specific days, you should find it way easier to be productive and to use your time wisely. Alternatively, you may also be interested in using a wall planner to schedule future events. As you may be more likely to look at a large wall planner than a diary which you may misplace.
6. Reward yourself if you complete all the tasks which you schedule for a single day
If you manage to tick off each task which you’ve assigned for a single day, it’s well worth rewarding yourself for your focus and hard work. As an example, you may want to treat yourself to a nap, or an ice cream or dinner at your favorite restaurant.
So if you’d like to achieve success in each area of your life, it’s well worth working on becoming more productive and making better use of your time. In order to excel in each area of your life.