The buzz word right now is productivity and both in the world of work and at home, people are rightfully trying increase their productivity, manage their time better and work on boosting their overall output. Some people are able to be productive without the need for tools to help, people like my boss Jessica Leonard who is just consistently so efficient with his time. There are others like myself who have to work much harder on their productivity management, and the trick to help people like me to be more productive, is to understand which hacks there are that can help.
If you wish to be more productive then here some hacks which may just be able to help you out.
Call on the Way
Not keeping up with friends or family members can be a source of concern for many of us and it leaves us feeling a certain level of stress which eventually builds. The perfect solution to making sure that you are able to stay in touch with those friends and family members is to dedicate your travel time to speaking with them. If you have a 30 minute commute to work, that could mean that you squeeze in at least 2 quick calls to catch up and find out how people are.
Two Minute Rule
The two minute rule is something which I use very often to get jobs done and it is amazing how much of a difference it can make. The principle of this rule is very simple, when completing a to do list, if there are any jobs on there which can be completed in less than 2 minutes, you get them done right away. Extend this to a three minute rule for maximum productivity.
Eating the Frog
Eating the frog is a phrase from a book on productivity and it is all about getting that horrible job out of the way first thing. It is common that we put off the jobs which we don’t want to do until we absolutely have to, and this dread for the job can actually be quite crippling in terms of doing other jobs. Get up, eat that frog and you’ll be able to better move on with your day.
Wake up at 6
My grandfather used to always say that an hour before 9 is worth 2 afterward and he was absolutely right. Waking up at 6 is helpful from a mentality point of view and it also has many practical advantages. In terms of how you feel, there is something about being up at this time which is so promising and that will put you in a great mood right away. Another thing about being up at this time is that you can get a real jump on the day, and be ready when the emails or phone calls start coming in. This is a simple and easy change to make which will have a huge difference in your day and your productivity.