Get More Out of Your Day
Does it often feel that there aren’t enough hours in a day? Are you looking to churn out more productivity during your workday? If yes, we’ve got you covered — please read on!
Here are 7 ways to get more out of your day:
1. Become an Early Riser
Many productivity coaches have written about the myriad benefits of waking up early. Well, as they say, the early bird catches the worm. The same applies to us; if you want to find time for your important goals, you may want to wake up earlier. This way, you’ll get some time to squeeze in a bit of exercising, reading, writing or day planning. Even better, you can get these things out of the way earlier enough to get some quality time with the family.
Bottom line: early morning is the most serene, quiet, energizing, and productive part of the day. Learn to wake up early and make the most of it.
2. Efficiency vs Effectiveness?
While these two words are often used interchangeably, there’s a subtle difference between them. Ask yourself: what do the tasks you’re completing say about your workday productivity? You see, you can finish each and every item on your to-do list with a high level of efficiency, but have you generated the results envisioned? If not, you aren’t effective even if you were efficient.
So, what I am saying? To get the most out of your day, it’s best to choose effectiveness over efficiency. In layman terms, it’s best to work on the things or tasks that allow you to reap the highest ROI on every hour of your day.
3. Pack Your Lunch
If you’re like most people, the chances are, you take an hour or more for lunch. That’s not a bad thing, but brown-bagging your lunch allows you to eat quickly, and to squeeze out a few extra minutes so you can get some more work done (or exercise, read, write, etc). Besides, packing your lunch saves money.
4. Eat Healthily
The food we consume provides the fuel that enables us to power through the day. However, it’s crucial to watch what goes into our body. That being said, it’s important to eat a heavy breakfast so you can remain full throughout the day, leading to a sharp and highly productive work.
We all know exercising offers a plethora of health and fitness benefits. According to a recent study, regular workouts help you to be calmer, happier, and better armed to take on what the day throws at you. Even a 20-min exercise can rev up your metabolism, induce production of “happy-making” hormones, and keep you going all day.
6. Start with Bigger, More Important Tasks
Sure, you have got a lot of things to do, but it wise to accomplish the harder, more complex ones first. Why? The last thing you want is to work on big projects when you’re tapped out of energy and exhausted.
7. Avoid Distractions
That means power off your phone when you’re not available to answer calls. Log off email, social media, and close those tabs that have been distracting you since morning. You want to give the task at hand your 100%.