Tips for Getting Things Done

What would happen to your productivity if you had a way to block Internet access to your favorite time-wasting websites like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and trashy celebrity gossip blogs? If you are like most people, you would probably get a lot more work done.

Here are ways you can increase your focus for maximising your productivity. Using a combination of visual reminders, productive procrastination, time management, and streamlining your daily to-do lists, incorporating just a few of these habits will make a huge positive impact on your day-to-day workflow.

  • Use a kitchen timer – Set your kitchen timer (or cell phone) to 25-30 minutes and focus completely on finishing one task.
  • Use apps to block distracting websites – Install an app to block distracting websites during work hours.
  • Focus on 3 tasks per day – Once you are finished with those 3 tasks, create another To-Do list with just three items.
  • Productive procrastination – Itching to take a break? Go running, organise your work space, run ask errand, do something productive.
  • Set a specific time to check and answer emails – This is far more efficient than answering and reading emails all day long.
  • Create a wall calendar of X’s – Have a task you need to do everyday? Make a big X on a wall calendar and create a chain of X’s as a visual reminder to not slack on this one task.
  • Set a mini-reward system for tedious tasks – Rewards, not just for kids! Every time you finish a particularly difficult task, give yourself a small reward which can be small as a snack or a cup of tea.
  • Get your most important task finishes first thing in the morning – Everyday, no matter how busy your day gets, you will have successfully finished something crucial.
  • Know thyself – Observe your particular habits, preferences, weaknesses, etc. And utilise this knowledge for maximum productivity.

Reference : https://thesecretyumiverse.wonderhowto.com/how-to/9-ways-increase-your-focus-for-getting-things-done-0134317/

14 Comments Add yours

  1. francisashis says:

    Truly it’s a useful post.Thanks for sharing.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

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    1. GS says:

      Most welcome Francis. This Covid period has slowed all us down. These tips can come handy.

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      1. francisashis says:

        πŸŒΉπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸŒΉ

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  2. Kristin_Bea says:

    When I engaged in blogging and vlogging at the same time, I realized it is not that easy-breezy thing. You have to alot time, meet deadlines. So you have to be wise in managing time to have more tasks done.
    You gave useful tips and that what makes your article perfect and worth reading even in my busy times… 😘 thank you… keep safe… God bless

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    1. GS says:

      Yes it is easy to feel overwhelmed when we are inspired and try to do more things at one time. But I am glad you found your rhythm :). Thank you for stopping by πŸ™‚

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  3. I have been excellent at procrastinating lately. It is difficult to get up and get things done. Thanks for the suggestions. Very helpful!

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    1. GS says:

      Covid-19 has made all of us procrastinating more. Anxiety is on the rise, making the demands of work feel secondary to the issues weighing on people’s minds. These tips can help.

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  4. Focus on three tasks each day – that’s workable

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    1. GS says:

      Yes start small. Its okay to get somewhere rather than trying to do everything and getting nowhere.

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  5. Now, this may help (fingers crossed), even more, I’m getting there slowly but surely. Thanks for the tips!

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    1. GS says:

      It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the things you need to do. It’s easy to feel like there are a ton of options and opportunities in front of you – but not enough time to pursue them all. Sometimes it feels like you just need a little inspiration. πŸ™‚

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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