Do you ever notice how you get the plan of work for today but then your productivity drops dramatically and you can’t finish even a part of it? Imagine how much you would be able to do if you didn’t have that habit. It’s possible to boost your productivity considerably by following an easy algorithm. The fact that it’s easy is the main key to its effectiveness, because all you have to do is to make it a new habit. And all you need for it is a notebook and a pen or any device of your choice that is able of making a list.
Boosting Productivity in 5 Steps
Let’s divide this productivity-improving technique in 5 steps:
- Make a list.
Create a list of six tasks for the next day, no matter whether they are assignments at your job or the chores you have to complete on your day off. Make sure you don’t insert more than 6 tasks, no matter how small they may seem. This is an optimal number that you will be able to change as you get used to your new productivity level, so start with six tasks.
- Prioritize the list.
Make the most urgent and important task your number one and put all the other five in the same manner. This will help you complete the most important things as soon as possible. Moreover, at the beginning of the day your brain isn’t that full of necessary and unnecessary information, so you will be able to think clearer and get the most difficult thing done more easily.
- Focus only on the first task.
As you’re starting the day, focus only on the first, most important, assignment or chore. Don’t think about the other five, don’t do anything connected to them. If you choose to have a break, make it a real relaxing break instead of picking up any of the points on the list.
- Continue in the same manner.
As you finish the first task, make the second your priority and do the same. Focus on it and don’t allow any other distractions to take your attention away. Good focus will help you finish everything with more precision and in less time.
- Make a new list.
At the end of the day, if you any have tasks left, include them in the list for the second day. If they become urgent, put them first.
Continue doing this every single day and you’ll notice how your job and domestic chores come in order little by little. You will need some dedication and time to get used to this, but think of all the possibilities that will open!