We all want to do better at work and life but how can we, when we wake up every day to people and tasks constantly vying for our attention?
The result of having a lot of things is constantly feeling swamped and tired. Hence, it comes as no surprise that you become unproductive.
You can break this cycle by simply incorporating these productivity hacks into your daily routine, and watch things get better.
These are four productivity hacks that will make all the difference in your work life:
Figure out your most productive hours and put them to good use
There are different kinds of people, the ones who are most productive in the morning, others who do their best work in the afternoon and finally those who become extremely sharp at night. This time varies per individual which is why we all need to figure this out for ourselves.
During this daily window, described as 'golden hours' by Career coach Susie Moore, the brain is ready to do its most work which is why it should be utilized properly.
In a Facebook Live interview with Business Insider, the author of "What If It Does Work Out?" says, "by understanding and working with your golden hours, you can get much more done because you maximize your brainpower when it's at its highest capacity."
Learn to say 'no.'
This productivity hack is a favourite for many successful people including American business magnate Warren Buffett.
In Moore's words, "Warren Buffett actually said the difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people say no - a lot."
She further explains, "By saying no to what doesn't serve you, saying no to that brunch date, saying no to that project you don't need to pick up, saying no to picking up your sister's kids because you really can't do it because you need to focus on something else that's more important to you, then that is what you have to do. Really learning to say no and turn things down opens up magical hours in your week, every single week."
Get enough rest
A lot of pf people disregard the effect of sleep or lack of it has on their productivity. In 2007, a Harvard report discovered the negative impact of insufficient sleep. They include more errors, accidents and reduced productivity in general.
A later study in 2016 by the RAND Corporation discovered that sleep deprivation has resulted in the economic losses of up to $411 billion a year in the U.S.
These studies show that inefficient greatly affects how productive we can. So make you get enough rest.
A great way to be extremely productive is to plan for tomorrow before it even begins. By planning ahead and trying to figure out what needs to be done you increase your chances of actually getting the job done.
This way you wake up you wake up feeling prepared and ready to take on whatever the day throws at you. This little trick, done in as little as five or ten minutes each day, sets you up for good start the next day.