A perfect day begins with a bright sunrise, a fragrant cup of coffee and the zeal to accomplish your dreams. But before these dreams, the daily ‘To-Do’ list becomes our priority and checking every item on it becomes indispensable. At the end of the day, how many a times you feel your day has been productive? A day when all the pieces fit together perfectly, just like a jigsaw puzzle. Ever had a day like that? If so, you’re either a perfect time manager or you were getting ready to go on vacation!
Here are a few tips to make your day PRODUCTIVE:
- Ø Manage your ‘To-Do list’: Assigning yourself 25 tasks a day, do you really need them? Prepare a list of the tasks for the day based on your priorities. Even if it consists of 5 things, after their accomplishment you should feel content. Adopt a “less-is-more” approach to the list by focusing on things that matter.
- Ø Workstation over PlayStation: The moment you think one game of PS-3 would refresh your mind, you lose out on some of the important time of your day. Such distractions divert your attention and stop you from working towards important tasks of the day.
- Ø Kick start your day by focusing on yourself: Are you in a habit of checking your mails the moment you wake up? It’s one of the biggest productivity killers to start your mornings! Start your day with a good workout, meditation, healthy breakfast and reading news. This will ensure you’ve got the necessary fuel for a productive day.
- Ø Take a break: Frequent back pains and headaches after long hours work, is a perfect signal for you to go for a break. Small intervals of rest in between work hours are not only relaxing, but helps you rejuvenate. Go for a walk or grab a snack or simply meditate to refresh yourself.
- Ø Hitting the Bull’s eye: Trying to do more than what you can actually do, doesn’t make you a multitasked in anyway. Focusing on 10 things at once, not only divides your attention but drops your potential to do one task efficiently.
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.”- Paul J.Meyer