Yes,don’t we all just want to achieve our to do list of tasks at the end of day and have a good night sleep …………knowing that there will be no pile of tasks of today’s to achieve tomorrow. With increasing distractions that is becoming a herculean task to achieve everyday !!!! So here are some pointers that would help all of us:
Productivity is a concept that’s widely misunderstood. The main reason is that we use the word productivity on a macro and micro scale. Based on the above, there are two types of productivity:
- Workforce productivity: The total amount of goods and services workers produce in a certain period.
- Personal productivity: The relevant output of an individual in a certain period.
- We need to focus on the most important of the two – Personal Productivity – which will help us achieve all our tasks on time.
- There are three additional benefits of improved productivity:
Innovation: our increased productivity leads to more innovation and new technology. The more productive we become, the more we can innovate.
Higher engagement: The more involved and passionate someone is about their work, the higher their levels of work engagement is.
Self-confidence: The more productive you are, the more competencies you can develop. Hence, the more confident you will become.
Distractions — The modern-day workplace is an inherently distracting place. Enter any office building and you’ll see countless people in meeting rooms, walking around, drinking coffee, or chatting about the latest episode of a popular entertainment show.
Personal reasons — Life is demanding. Some of us work 10 hours a day (or more). That leaves us only a few hours of spare time in the evenings.
Not enough training — We want to be more focused at work. We want to be more calm in our personal lives. We want to make sure our lives matter. But we don’t see productivity as a skill one can learn.
Widely Used Productivity Tips
1. Have a journal for self-improvement – If you looking for self-development – Journaling is a must.
2. Pomodoro Method: Take Strategic Breaks To Improve Productivity -This method instantly improves your focus. It’s been highly researched.
3.Goals don’t replace systems — Changing our perspective on our goals will change the way we work. This is an essential article about using systems to become more consistent at work.
4.Time blocking – Improve your focus — This article proposes a structured way of working. I’ve been using this method for years.
5.You can achieve anything if you work on one thing — Productivity doesn’t mean doing more work. It means working on the right things. And when you focus on one right thing after the other, you can achieve pretty much anything that’s humanly possible
Best Productivity Books
1.The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker: This book provides a practical perspective on productivity that I think every knowledge worker should read. The most important lesson I’ve learned about work is this:
2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown – Productivity is about doing the right things. And this book helps you to focus better on what matters to you, personally. Once you know what you’re after, it’s easier to get there.
3.The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg-Forming new habits is a practical skill that immediately impacts the quality of your life. Want to lose weight? Be more productive? Exercise regularly? One thing is sure: Without habits, those things will be extremely difficult to pull off.