10 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work and Become More Effective

#1 Track And Limit How Much Time You’re Spending On Tasks

#2 Take Regular Breaks

#3 Set Self-imposed Deadline

  1. Make sure your deadline is realistic. If it’s too ambitious, you’re likely to set yourself up for failure.
  2. Break down your goal into smaller steps so that you can track your progress and stay on track.
  3. Share your deadline with someone who will hold you accountable.

#4 Just Say No To Meetings

#5 Quit Multitasking

#6 Give Up On The Illusion Of Perfection

#7 Be Proactive, Not Reactive

#8 Turn Off Notifications

  1. You’ll be less stressed out — According to a study by the University of Surrey, people who didn’t have their smartphones constantly buzzing and lighting up with notifications reported feeling less stressed out than those who did. .
  2. You’ll be more productive — Notification-free work periods led to students being 25% more productive according to a study by the University of California, Irvine. The students who didn’t have access to their phones were also less likely to procrastinate.
  3. You’ll have more time for leisure activities — According to the same study by the University of Surrey, people who didn’t have their phones buzzing and lighting up with notifications reported having more time for leisure activities .
  4. You’ll be less likely to suffer from “nomophobia” — Also known as cellphone addiction or phone anxiety, nomophobia is the fear of being without your phone. People who are addicted to their phones often feel anxious and stressed when they’re not able to use them.

#9 Give Yourself Something Nice To Look At

#10 Minimize Interruption

  1. Minimize noise levels by using headphones or earplugs.
  2. Turn off notifications on your phone and computer.
  3. Avoid checking social media or emails constantly.
  4. Take breaks every hour or so to move around and stretch.
  5. Set aside specific times during the day for responding to emails and messages.
  6. Concentrate on one task at a time and don’t multitask.
  7. Close your door if you need privacy to focus on a project.

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