Like most people, you probably have your new year’s resolution. It’s new year and you want to have a fresh start and become a better person. However, the problem with new year’s resolution is they don’t actually work. Why? Because they are simply a wish list motivated by feelings rather than by data.
After the long Christmas break, it’s actually more difficult to focus on your work whether you have a job or you manage your own business. The happy memories of the Christmas season are still in your mind so it’s actually tough to get more done in less time.
If you want to get more things done in less time, you first need to be strategic. You need to think about the reasons why you are not getting as much work done as you need to. Identify what you believe is the root of your problem with productivity, and think of solutions that address that issue. The normal causes a person to be unproductive include social media, multitiasking, chatty workmate, or you just feel tired. So if any of these distracts you from being productive, avoid it.
Once you’ve determined your distractions and found ways to avoid those, the next step for you is to learn how to prioritise. Know what tasks are more important than others. Work on your most important tasks before lunch time.
Moreover, if you want to become more productive, you don’t have to overwhelm yourself. Trying to do too much will only cause you stress, making you less productive and more anxious. So refine your to-do list, and be intentional about what needs to be done today.
Small adjustments can lead to more lasting changes, but those may take time and discipline. Check this interesting article and learn more information on how to do more in less time: https://www.flyingsolo.com.au/working-smarter/smart-time-investment-for-2019