Getting everything done at work constantly can seem difficult when you’re overwhelmed. To do this, you’ll have to change your work habits. Take on these methods you can use to help boost your productivity in the workplace.
Depending on the type of person you are, you might be better at getting work done in the morning or the afternoon. Figure out whatever this time period is for you and make sure that you try to get the hardest stuff done during that period so you are focusing on the easier stuff when you aren’t so focused.
Workers commonly like to brag that they can multitask. However, this means more often than not that these workers are putting in a sub-par performance on each of the tasks they are doing.
This has been backed up by a study coming out of the University of Sussex that found that multitasking can harm your brain. It’s much more beneficial for you to give a single task all you have and then move on to another task.
Being productive doesn’t just mean getting stuff done but planning on what you’re going to get done. To do this, you’ll want to make a list of what you’re going to do during your next workday.
With your list, you can segment each of your tasks into certain blocks of the day so you aren’t spending your productive time just planning things out. You may also be able to plan all of your tasks weekly so you can have the hardest tasks done on the days you feel like you would be able to get them done.
Whether you work at home or in a busy office, it can be very easy to get distracted. You might end up in a situation where you think you’re just going to browse your phone for 15 minutes but then you’ve ended up spending over an hour distracted when you could have been working.
To focus, you could try using the Pomodoro technique. This has you work for 25 minutes straight before you take a 5-minute break every cycle. With this method, you’ll be more motivated to work when you know that a break is just around the corner.