As a college student who also works and volunteers at her local church, I realize that time is infinitely valuable. In recognizing this reality, I also understand that being able to accomplish more tasks in less time means that I can be more productive. If you are interested in maximizing your own productivity by accomplishing more in less time, I think these three tips will help you:
1. Create Checklists.
Checklists are incredibly effective in bringing structure and order to your day because they provide you with a list of things that you need to do before the end of the day. In short, they help you prioritize and increase the likelihood that you will feel productive by ensuring that you complete the most crucial tasks before addressing responsibilities that are less critical. For example, if you put going to the grocery store to purchase food items for dinner at the top of your list and thereby indicate that it is the most important thing for you to do today, this task should take precedence over things you want or need to do that are either at the bottom of the list or not on it at all.
2. Wear A Watch.
Although this tip may seem obvious to mention, it’s not. This is the case because many people do not wear watches, and this reality helps facilitate lateness. This lateness plays a role in decreasing productivity because one of the reasons that people are not as productive as they could be results from being late to meetings and appointments. When this happens, information has to be repeated or the individual who is late simply does not attain the information she or he needs to function effectively. Either occurrence translates into a lack of productivity. To avoid being late, purchase a watch or device that comes equipped with a timepiece (such as a cellphone) that you can glance at periodically to make sure that you’re running on schedule.
3. Eat Well.
While health advocates have been telling us about the great value that eating the correct foods can have on our work and social lives for years, we need to continually hear this information because we live in a profoundly unhealthy society. At this point, studies show that one third of Americans are obese. This health condition can precipitate a plethora of other debilitating diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. As a result of the fact that obesity facilitates an inability to work as well as medical bills that preclude one from spending money on productive projects, the obesity epidemic can accurately be defined as a reality that decreases productivity. Yet there is a solution: eating well. Although there are numerous effective, healthy diets that can help us lose weight and feel great, those high in fresh fruits, vegetables, and health nuts like almonds and cashews can be particularly beneficial because they are high in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This means that they can help our bodies function effectively in addition to providing us with the caloric intake we need to survive. When we eat this type of healthy diet, we become less susceptible to obesity and the unhealthy mode of living that precludes us from being productive.
If you are interested in maximizing your productivity, there are several strategies you can begin implementing in your daily life to make it happen. By using one or all of the tips I’ve listed above, I think you’ll find yourself having a much more productive day. Good luck!
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