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SIMPLE STEPS TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

With the whole working from home setup, it's hard to find that fine line between personal and work but here are few tips to get more done in less time while working from the comforts of our home.

 

START YOUR DAY EARLY

According to studies, having an early start increases your productivity and accomplishments throughout the day. It gives you enough time to think ahead of things you need to do for the day and plan ahead on how you'll handle them.


BE STRATEGIC

Think about how and why you are not getting as much work done as you need to: is it because you're tired? Or do you go on social media too much? Or do you try to multitask? Identify what you believe is the root of your problem with productivity and think of solutions that address that issue.


TURN OFF NOTIFICATIONS

A notification can derail your entire day and create a lot of distractions. May it be from your Social Media, unwanted emails etc. Turn them off for maximum productivity.


AVOID MULTITASKING

Contrary to popular belief, you get more done when you focus on one task at a time. Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance. Trying to complete several tasks at once only makes you complete each task more slowly and usually costs you more time than if you focus on each task individually.


DON'T OVERWHELM YOURSELF

Being ambitious is good until it is overwhelming. Then it is counterproductive. 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.


MANAGE TIME WITH YOUR EMAIL

Spending too much time sending and replying to emails can drain your time and energy. Pick a few times a day, maybe in the morning, at noon and once around six or so to check your email, then be done. Your priorities will take a back seat to your e-mails if you allow them to be your focus. So have some discipline, only respond to emails that need a response, push others back in the interest of your priorities and projects.


REMEMBER TO TAKE BREAKS

Taking breaks is a huge part of productivity. After each task, take a short break and remember to take a lunch break as well. Can't keep working on an empty stomach.


 

Being able to work from home has both benefits and consequences at the same time but it's how we handle them that matters. It has opened up a new range of possibilities for the way businesses can work and structure themselves.


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