The average productivity hours of most people range from 2 to 3 hours a day. That means that while a person may work for 6 or 8 hours a day, they will be most productive only for 2 to 3 hours which is normal.
But if you are unable to get things done or do not feel as productive as you used to be maybe you need some help with managing your time.
Many times we don’t understand why we are not as efficient as we used to. In that case, we need to reevaluate and assess the strategy and our way of tackling and approaching our day-to-day tasks.
If you are feeling low on productivity and understand that older ways are not working anymore and are looking for ways to make yourself more productive.
Then you are at the right place as in this blog we will talk about the ways to trick your brain into being productive.
If this is what you are looking for then stay with us and keep reading.
What are the 5 best ways to be productive?
How many times have you made a to-do list planned your day a prior and promised yourself to get yourself moving and out of your bed?
But when the time comes the pillows get too soft and the blanket a little too warm and fuzzy at the moment and you hit snooze even before you realise it.
Does that sound familiar to you? If yes, then this section, is for you buddy.
Sometimes it is good to rest for a longer time but if this happens more frequently then you are going downhill, my friend.
But don’t worry, we are here to help you get stronger and smarter. With these 5 tips and a little determination, you can ace your work life.
Now let’s get into it.
1. 5-minute rule
Now the toughest part of any task is to start it. This is where this 5-minute rule comes in handy.
What you have to do is start and commit to the task for 5 minutes without any deadline in mind.
This trick will get you moving without any pressure to finish a task. I mean, you can’t finish a task when you didn’t even start.
Great technique for protastinators as they tend to think a task as a mountain that is difficult to move so instead of seeing work as a mountain.
This techniques helps procrastinator to take and start things slowly and make it bite size.
You can keep little things like Brass Buddha Statue or a picture of your family that will help you to stay motivated.
2. 2-Minute rule
Many people say that you should tackle the most difficult task in the beginning. This is good for people who want to increase productivity.
But when you can not bring yourself to do anything then it is important to do the small task first to get a sense of accomplishment.
Think of all the things that you can do in one or two minutes, and then just do them. After you are done with the things that are of little and no effort.
You can pay attention to your high-priority and highly productive tasks.
3. Pomodoro strategy
Pomodoro Strategy is a time-blocking strategy that is seen to show high productivity among people.
In this technique, a person takes a 25-minute time block which is followed by 5 min break. If you have longer and more intense working time, then you should take a longer time for breaks and rest.
This technique ensures that our brain gets proper rest after an intense focus session. This is why this technique is used by many successful people.
4. No multitasking
Many people will claim that they are good at multitasking but is it good for them?
There is a strong misconception around multitasking that it will get your work done fast. But it is entirely wrong.
As a study is conducted by Prestigious Standford University, it was seen that multitasking does more harm then good and it is a leading cause for poor memory retention as well as lack of attentive time span.
It is proven that multitasking is responsible for lower cognitive Abilities and much lower attention span.
Studies find out that multitasking resulted in 40% less productivity and caused a lot of stress for the employees.
5. 80/20 Rule OR Pareto Principle
Pareto principle states that 80% of the end result is the outcome of just 20% work that we did.
The thing is to write down the task and see which one will yield highest result and focus on doing it.
What is the secret to a productive day?
Now, after reading all these techniques and implimeing them in your life and work will help in understanding how and what will work best for you.
While all these things and techniques are great but we must understand that sometimes we are not lazy but tired and burn-out.
One of the leading causes for less productivity is not laziness but sleep deprivation. This shows how important it is to get proper rest both mentally and physically.
Many of us get overwhelmed with the amount of work that is ot be done. So instead of keeping all that in mind you should make a To-Do list for all those task. The Key is to keep your mind busy on the task in hand.
When we write all the things that we have to do, we free our mind to do more work. Our mind is not made to store information, it is made to done much more complex task in hand.
And after we make a to-do list, we can take help of the tricks and techniques that we have stated and talked about in the above section.
Another important thing that make us less productive and more lethargic is Toxic-work environment. Having a toxic work environment sucks the soul of a person.
It is damaging to mental, physical and emotinal aspects of a human. So before using all these tricks you must make sure that you are not overworking yourself.
That’s all for today.