5 Strategies You Can Use To Boost Your Productivity Immediately

You’ve resolved to increase your productivity. You realize that you’ve wasted enough time at work (and in life), and now, you begin to step up your game so that you would reach your targets.

There are a number of things you can do to boost your productivity immediately.

1. Identify the Activities that Occupy Your Time

To increase your productivity, you must analyze how you currently use your time. When you go about your daily routine, you may be unaware of all the activities that monopolize your time but that produce very little results. Identify these.

What activities are currently occupying your time? Are these activities the best use of your time? Are these activities helping you achieve your goals?

By monitoring your schedule, you can make great productivity gains.

2. Eliminate Valueless Activities

All activities aren’t equal, and your time is limited. Thus, you can’t afford to let your time slip through your fingers by engaging in valueless activities. The more of these activities you eliminate the better; it frees up time for more valuable activities.

A good part of boosting your productivity consists in protecting your time from time wasters.

3. Prioritize Your Activities

As I said, all activities aren’t equal. As such, you must ensure you invest your time on your most important activities first, so that, even if you run out of time, you at least tackle your high-value activities.

Prioritization is indispensable to your productivity. I don’t know that you can become productive without prioritizing your activities.

When you devise your work plan, ensure you schedule your most important activities first.

By putting “first things first”, you establish where your time and energy should be invested.

4. Deal With Distractions and Interruptions

It’s one thing to know which activity you must work on, it’s another to focus on it long enough to get it done. In fact, you can prepare your list of important activities to tackle, but if you keep getting interrupted and falling for distractions, your productivity will suffer.

Remove any distractions from your environment and do what you can to minimize your interruptions.

5. Learn to Say, “No”

Not all activities are worth your time. That doesn’t stop people from trying to get you to engage in these activities. You must learn to say, “no”. You’re the guardian of your time, and saying, “yes” to an activity means saying, “no” to a multitude of others. It’s your responsibility to ensure that you’re saying, “no” to any activity that isn’t the best use of your time.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.