Productivity Hack | Being Productive
Hi, this is Marty Gouveia, MAX Training Specialist for QubicaAMF. I would like to share 4 productivity hacks, that can help you stay more focused and organized running your business, and also give you piece of mind, and help with that work/life balance we are all looking for.
- Only read each email once. When you open an email, decide what you will do with it. You can reply, delete, forward, or archive it. What you can’t do is leave it for later. This is how your inbox becomes a monster that haunts you with “all those emails I still have to get back to.”
- Write down things to remember as soon as they pop into your mind. This will definitely reduce the amount of cluttered ideas or thoughts swirling around in your head, that you can certainly break down and consider later, use a notebook, pad of paper, or digital list app to keep organized.
- Procrastinate productively. You know that feeling you get after you realize you’ve just spent half an hour aimlessly browsing through your Facebook feed? Yeah, not a good one. So if you’re going to procrastinate, do it in a productive way. Look for something specific that doesn’t have to do with your work, so your mind can relax. My favorites are new recipes or new books. Read something interesting that’s outside of what you would usually read. Set a tiny goal for what you want to get done with your procrastination time and you’ll feel a lot more energized and focused afterwards, instead of frustrated that you wasted your time.
- Write down 3 important tasks to be done each day. This will help you prioritize your to do’s, and get your motivational juices going, as well as a sense of accomplishment when your list is complete and finished.
I hope you found these little tidbits useful, and try incorporating them in your job routine. Until next time, have a great day!!