We’ve all been there. You know that feeling when you just can’t get things done. The hardest part is making that first step towards getting the job done. It either feels like too much of a hassle or not enough time to complete it in one go. Clearly, we could all use some productivity hacks to be more productive at work and in our personal lives.
Here are a few essential productivity hacks you can start implementing today…
1. Eliminate distractions
It’s a fact that we are constantly distracted. Distractions come in the form of notifications, emails, and social media messages – to name a few. The result is that most people never truly get their work done or spend time with family and friends because they are working longer hours than ever before.
Here are a few ways to eliminate distractions…
1. Put your phone on airplane mode
2. Use a timer to break up tasks into manageable chunks of time
3. Take regular breaks and stretch throughout the day
4. Clear your workspace at the end of each work session
5. Keep track of what you’re doing with an app like Todoist or Wunderlist
2. Create a morning routine
You already know that you need a morning routine to help start your day off on the right foot. But, if you’re like most people, sticking with it is easier said than done. The secret is to create a morning routine you love. Full stop. Creating a routine that fills you up and centers you is one that you will continue to do morning after morning. You can find out how to do that here.
3. Get rid of the clutter in your home and office
If you’re anything like me, there is a tendency to collect every little thing that crosses your desk. No matter how many times I tell myself “I’ll only keep this for the week! Just until next Wednesday!” The pile never gets smaller and it ends up taking over a corner in my office that I can no longer reach without moving mountains of paper.
4. Use time-saving apps to automate tasks on your phone or computer
As a busy professional, you don’t have time to waste. You want to save as much time as possible and take care of tasks quickly so you can get back to your life and do the things you love. Luckily, there are many apps that will let you automate certain tasks on your phone or computer. These apps allow you to set a schedule for repetitive actions so they run automatically without having to constantly check in on them.
5. Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly
Our lives are always full of tasks to do and we often neglect our own well-being. Your body is the only place where you can live, therefore it’s important that you take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and exercising regularly. If your body is in good health this will help your mind stay sharp and focused throughout the day.
Building in Accountability to Implement Your Productivity Hacks
All of these ideas are great. Really. But you know what’s even better? Building in the accountability to actually start these habits and then continue to implement them. That’s what a coworking community can do for you. At ConnectWork on Main we provide opportunities to create, share, and celebrate new habits and time saving tactics. We love it when members share a new way they are making their own lives better. When we share what works for us it can inspire someone else to figure out what works for them. Ready to build in the accountability? Start here 🥰