You must have made up your mind to achieve brilliance in your work this year. Did I get you correct? Brave intention!!! The new year is already a month old now. How is your progress going? Feels like you must be struggling with the previous years’ habits. This is so common that I can guess it just like this. I am also a survivor of this struggle.
Work Hacks to Accelerate Your Performance
To help you achieve your aspirations, below is a list of 10 different work hacks that you can implement this year.
1. Use The Pomodoro Technique
Any work that you are responsible to complete can never be completed on time until and unless you enjoy that work. To enhance your interest and focus on the task, split your working hours with intervals in between. Remember the school day? We had an overall 6 hours of classes and after each class, we used to get a break of 5-10 minutes and in the mid-time, we had our lunch recession. You should try to work In the same way to increase your work productivity.
You will stay energetic, focused, and stress-free. This is because when you work for some minutes you will feel that you have to work for just 10 more minutes and so you will concentrate more on these left minutes. You will not get tired and frustrated.
2. Save Time By Email Batching
My wallpaper appears to be the mail's homepage, I keep them open for almost half a day. Is this the same for you? As per my experience, this distracts me a hell lot. I go crazy to check any email that my g-mail receives, even if that is advertising or promotional mail.
If you are lacking time to get your task done, then I would like to advise you that please close your g-mail tab. You will save a lot of time and can increase your work productivity.
3. Make A To-Do List & Follow That
Give this a try someday if you want to check its validity. I tell you, this is very very effective. Plan before the day begins about all the things that you are going to do. Following a to-do list would keep you less distracted and once you make up your mind, you will achieve all the things with the flow.
4. Keep Your Focus With Some Simple Body Language Cues
Sometimes it is annoying to work with people who have a lot of people with whom you have good terms. They will come and go out of your cubicle, talk to you for hours, and leave you distracted for the remaining hours.
To prevent others from letting you disturb, maintain body language that shows you are busy. For example, when working on your computer, if any person approaches you, look back to them with your hands over the keypad. Doing this is going to indicate that you have to again look at your computer and do your work.
5. Stop Feeling Frazzled By Muting Your Notification
Do not think for a second time about it if you should mute your notifications or not. They are nothing more than just hindrances of your focus on your work. For the period that you are going to work, just keep your phone in do not disturb mode and let your phone rest.
6. Prioritize Your Work In The To-Do List
One of the best work hacks is to follow your list and do not go messy. Stay organized and fulfill the task as you have prioritized them. And remember to mark a tick mark by the side of the tasks that are done. This will enhance your confidence that you have done so many and can do more.
7. Stop Working On The Same Things From The Very Scratch
If you have a template that can be fitted as it is to the other similar works, then don’t tell me you begin from the very A. Save a sample so that direct copy-paste them the next time or use that only every time. You have to have a balance of both smart and hard work.
8. Breakdown Large Tasks Into Small Portions
Subdivide large tasks into smaller tasks. This way you will not even notice that you are left with the last portion which is the best productivity hack.
9. Figure Out Which One Is Of The Utmost Importance To You With This Grid
Make a simple matrix of four grids namely (urgent: important and unimportant, not urgent: important and not important) as per preference do the tasks.
10. Give Yourself Some Time By Scheduling Self-Care
This is mostly desired by all. A self-care duration. This is very essential to keep you healthy in every way. This is a crucial work hack among all the above because all the above will be done by you and for that, you have to maintain yourself.
All the very best for tomorrow darling. I know you can optimize all your available resources and time is precious of all. Remember this and go on.
Stay motivated and focused. You can make a better tomorrow!