G10 Glasgow Share Tips On How Be The Most Productive You
GLASGOW, UK, February 2014 – No matter what your job, in one way our days are basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.
That's why how you use your time makes all the difference… Here are tips for maximizing your time and improving your personal productivity:
1. Every Sunday night, map out your week. Sunday evenings, sit down with your list of important objectives for the year and for each month. Those goals inform every week and help keep you on track. Look at your calendar for the week and decide what you want to accomplish. The key is to create structure and discipline for your week--otherwise you'll just let things come to you... and urgent will push aside important.
2. Actively block out task time. Everyone schedules meetings and appointments. Go a step farther and block out time to complete specific tasks. Slot periods for, "Write new proposal," or, "Craft presentation,"
3. Follow a realistic to-do list. Create to-do lists and assign times to each task. Assigning realistic times forces you to prioritize and helps you stay focused; when you know a task should only take 30 minutes you'll be more aggressive in weeding out or ignoring distractions.
4. Stop multitasking. Multitasking is a personal productivity killer. Don't try to do two things partly well. Do one thing really well.
5. Track your time. Once you start tracking your time you'll be amazed by how much time you spend doing stuff that isn't productive.
6. Be thoughtful about lunch. Your lunch can take an hour. Or 30 minutes. Or 10 minutes.
Whatever time it takes, be thoughtful about what you do. Two days a week go out with people you don't know well. Or take a walk. Or do something personally productive. You don't have to work, but you should make it work for you.
7. Obsess over protecting family time. Every family has peak times when they can best interact. If you don't proactively free up that time you'll slip back into work stuff. Either be working or be home with your family. That means no phones at the table, no texts. Don't just be there, be with your family.
8. Start every day right. Exercise is energizing. (Research also shows that moderate aerobic exercise can improve your mood for up to 12 hours.) Not only will you get an energy boost, efficiency in the morning sets the stage for the rest of your day. Start your day productively and your entire day will be more productive, too.
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