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34 Easy Tips to Increase Your Productivity

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When you boost your productivity, not only do you get more done, but you can also do things quicker, freeing up more time for you to do the things you really want to do!

Try these easy tips to help you take control of your day, increase your productivity and accomplish more today.

1 Set a goal for each day

2 Make a schedule – with deadlines – for your tasks

3 Keep a daily to-do list. Cross off tasks as they’re completed

4 If a task doesn’t really need to be done, just get rid of it altogether

5 Batch similar tasks together

6 Learn to say no to requests for tasks that would impede on your priorities

7 Delegate some of your work

8 Do the unpleasant items quickly and as early in the day as possible

9 Slow down. Rushing causes mistakes and actually slows your productivity.

10 Leave only icons for work programs on your computer desktop

11 Avoid social networking sites during work hours, unless you use them for work

12 Color-code your paper files and folders

13 Take a 2-5 minute “micro nap.” Rest your head and close your eyes.

14 Organize your electronic files and folders, so you know where everything is

15 Use keyboard shortcuts whenever you can

16 Schedule your most critical tasks for your most effective time of the day

17 Communicate clearly with clients, bosses, and colleagues

18 Use a planner faithfully

19 Search for add-ons for your browser that can speed up your Internet tasks

20 Take breaks to relax and refresh your mind and body

21 Use stress-reducing techniques each day to keep stress to a minimum

22 Keep work and personal email separate. Access only work email when working.

23 Limit emails to 5 sentences: who, what, where, when, and why

24 Clear clutter from your desk

25 Beat procrastination and get started right away on the task at hand

26 Cut out things that don’t HAVE to get done

27 Avoid trying to multi-task

28 Focus hard on being productive for 30 minutes at a time. Set a timer.

29 Help motivate yourself with your favorite quotes

30 Focus on the appropriate task—personal or work-related— in the proper time

31 Put on headphones to avoid distracting noises. Listen to music if it helps you.

32 Focus on the tasks that will accomplish the most

33 Ask for help

34 Leave your desk clean at the end of each day

And a BONUS tip – stop aiming for perfection…instead work toward good enough because DONE is always better than PERFECT.

Here’s to creating the life you LOVE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TORIE MATHIS

Torie Mathis helps entrepreneurs get from where they are to where they want to be by working smart.  She is a best-selling author, Army veteran, speaker + trainer, and your mentor to creating the business+ life you love. She has cracked the code for creating a lucrative, independent business + an amazing lifestyle. She can help you with your marketing and business growth, your clarity and purpose and help you reach your vision of success. 🙂

Torie hosts SMART AF, a show for non-techy, non-marketers looking to grow their business, with her husband Sean and is the creator of SMART AF Magazine.

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