Steps to Improve Personal Efficiency

Do you consider yourself to be effective at work? Although many of us like to think that we’re 100 percent effective, the truth is that most of us have strengths and weaknesses that impact our effectiveness. Many of us could benefit from tweaking at least a few of our skills, in order to become even more effective. For instance, perhaps you’ve always excelled at time management. But how much time do you put into learning new skills, or staying on top of industry trends?

Here are certain tips for improving your personal efficiency :

  • Separate your tasks in order of priority – One of the key ways to ensure you are working efficiency is to sort all of your tasks in order of priority. Sort them into groups of every important, important and not-so important. If you feel lost about what to do during the day, check to see if there are any high priority tasks to complete.
  • Plan Ahead – Once you have your tasks sorted in order of priority, you can start planning. Plan your week out, making sure to schedule completion of the most important tasks. You should also make sure that you plan each morning out. Using software or a simple pad and paper create a realistic to-do list every morning. The time it takes to plan will be paid back multiple times by increasing efficiency.
  • Start Early – There are only so many hours in the day and conventional wisdom always warns that you can’t change that. You can, however, change the way you use those hours. While proper sleep is important, getting up even a single hour earlier will equal an extra 30 hours of work over the course of a month.
  • The Worst is First – If your daily to-do list includes any tasks you dread, then bang them out first thing. If you finish the tasks you hate first, you won’t have them hanging over your head all day, effecting the ones you don’t mind. You will find that you van pick up momentum through the day with this method.
  • Take Control of Your Time – Never be afraid to take control of your time. If your work from home, let your family know when your work are and to respect it. If you work in an office, don’t be afraid to tell your co worked not to interrupt you. Don’t take on optional tasks that you don’t have time for.
  • Stay Positive and Take Breaks – A positive outlook will help you stay on track. It is easier to work hard when you are truly happy. There is scientific studies that show a correlation between happiness and better work. Taking breaks during a busy day is one way to help stay positive. It also helps you refocus on long tasks. Including physical activity during your breaks is good for mind and soul.

Reference : https://randyfrazier.com/keys-to-personal-efficiency/

17 Comments Add yours

  1. These are all super important steps to being efficient. I haven’t mastered any of them. But I have excepted that I am a work in progress and I’m further down the road than I used to be. The worst is first was perhaps the biggest key to breaking through the effectiveness Barrier for me. I have always called it swallowing the frog.

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    1. GS says:

      That is wonderful way to excel in life Joseph. Pushing past your limits means taking on newer, progressively harder challenges. If you’re not challenging yourself to do bigger and better things on a regular basis, you’re only working within the confines of what you already can do. That’s a sure-fire way to stay exactly where you are and make little to no progress.

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  2. francisashis says:

    Very good suggestion,as it will certainly help to be rejuvenated to be more productive.Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Francis. I am glad you liked the post. Efficiency is important for profitability. Effectiveness is important for growth. As business owners we are always looking for ways to increase profitability.By increasing efficiency we save both time and money, thus making our businesses more profitable.

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      1. francisashis says:

        Most welcome madam.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

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  3. Helpful indeed! Injected a new energy in my blood!

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the article Bhavya. Improving personal efficiency increases personal competitiveness, which allows gaining access to new resources for achieving more complex and great goals, for example, completing a project faster than the competitors, taking a higher position or getting employed in a larger organization.

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      1. Absolutely true! πŸ‘πŸ‘
        It also helps us in finding some time for ourselves. πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you agree.

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  4. Thank you so much, Garima for this article, it is just what I have been looking for. Now I am retired from work it seems harder to plan my time when it should be easier. I think πŸ€” I just need some better habits and this blog post has reminded me of what they should be! β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°β€

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    1. GS says:

      Carolyn, you are an inspiration to many I am sure. With your years of experience in this world, it would be an honour to learn from you. Personal Effectiveness is described in relations to key generic skills that are important in dealing with various situations in work and personal life. Having effective living skills can lead to more control over daily life, more focus and sense of achievements.

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      1. Thank you β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°β€

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you agree.

        Like

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog. I am a big fan of productivity.

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      1. Happy to share your post with followers, My Dear!
        xoxo
        πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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