How to Increase Your Productivity

There are a few things you must do to increase your productivity. But before you do anything, you must understand that the pipeline of activities and tasks to perform never runs dry. Even if you could work 24/7, there would still be things left to do.

It’s important to understand this because productivity demands discipline. Myriads of tasks and activities come your way, and you must discipline yourself to select the most important.

You won’t get more time in a day. The best you can do is make the most of the time you have. And when you do this successfully, you increase your productivity.

Now let’s talk about what you can do.

Trial

If you want to increase your productivity, you must begin by analyzing the tasks and activities that are currently occupying your time and consuming your energy. To do this, you write down all the activities and tasks you work on during the week and analyze that list.

Now, each of these tasks and activities should be put on trial to determine whether or not you should continue them. If they don’t add tremendous value into your life (either by helping you fulfill your vision or live your values), they must leave your life so you can allocate more time and energy for valuable activities and tasks.

Targets

When you free up space in your life by eliminating low-value activities and tasks, you make space for pursuing goals that matter to you. When you pursue meaningful goals, you automatically increase your productivity; you invest your time and energy in activities and tasks that move you forward toward your goals.

Make a habit of setting targets for yourself. You can set targets for the year, the month, the week, or the day. Clear targets help you focus your effort on what matters most.

Time

You won’t be productive if you can’t manage your time. What does it mean to manage your time? In simple terms, it means you define when a task or activity gets done, and when that time arrives, you get it done. You don’t find excuses to procrastinate. You don’t let distractions carry you away. You focus on the task (or activity) and get it done.

In most cases, you can’t tackle your tasks willy-nilly and expect to have “maximum productivity.” Certain tasks fit better at certain times of the day, and you must know what that means to you. For example, if you’re more focus in the morning, you would be smart to tackle tasks that demand a lot of focus in the morning. That would be effective time management (or as some would say: “energy management”).

By putting your tasks and activities on trial, setting clear targets, and managing your time effectively, you’re on your way to increase your productivity.

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.