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Habits to Improve Daily Productivity

Productivity is a word that has been used so often, that sometimes its actual meaning may be obscure. In today’s workplace, many people believe it means to accomplish more tasks. However, productivity is more about accomplishing the most important tasks within a given time.

Developing a System

In order to accomplish the most important tasks in a timely fashion, the mind needs a clear system to execute these tasks. For example, when you respond to emails and social media notifications between tasks you are likely to compromise the quality of your work which will end up taking even longer.

It is inevitable that you’ll have to respond to email and social media notifications at certain points during the day. Developing a system ensures you allocate the required time to each of these tasks and avoid distractions.

Some of the principles you can incorporate into your daily system include:

  • Prioritize: You don’t have to incorporate every task into your daily to-do Include only the most urgent and important tasks. This ensures you are always focused on those tasks that generate the most value.
  • Avoid Multitasking: Try to focus on one task at a time. That way you give each task the attention it requires, which allows you to produce work that is of excellent quality.
  • Understand Yourself: Make a point of learning the patterns that compel you to take a certain course of action. You will begin to understand the triggers that drive you to anxiety, anger or procrastination.

Adequate Breaks and Sleep

To remain productive you need to ensure your mind and body are rejuvenated. Adequate amounts of sleep every night keeps your mind sharp and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Yoga and meditation can enhance these benefits to your body and mind keeping them healthy and effective for years to come.