It can seem tough to complete every task on an endless to-do list. There may never be enough hours in the day to complete everything, but with a few simple tips, it is easy to increase your productivity.
1. Complete the least desirable task first
Starting your day by completing the task you dread the most will encourage you to complete it faster so you can move on to more enjoyable tasks. Completing the hardest, least-desirable tasks first will make your day better.
2. Create a daily ‘to-do’ list
I love creating daily lists of tasks. A daily list enables you to visualize the tasks you must complete throughout the day. Also, it is a helpful tool to prioritize each of those tasks. Are some tasks urgent? Does it have to be completed by the end of day, or end of the week? A ‘to-do’ list provides you with a framework of what must get completed on a daily or weekly basis.
3. Stay positive, and take breaks
A positive outlook will help you stay on track. Working hard is easier when you are happy and positive. One way to increase your positivity is to take regular breaks throughout the day – breaks help you refocus.
4. Schedule everything
My planner is attached to my hip, and I believe that if something doesn’t get scheduled, it does not get done. Scheduling every appointment I have or task to complete helps me stay productive and on-time.
Do you have any time-management tips? If so, leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about them!