7 Surprising Ways to Getting More Done
Many of us start our day with the intention to sail through every item on our to-do list. But then we get overloaded with junk emails or try to complete too many tasks at once and end up working extra hours. This is the harsh reality of modern workloads but it doesn’t have to be that way!
There is no need to load up on coffee and work longer hours to get it all done. Here are 7 ways to reclaim your energy and have everything done without feeling overwhelmed.
1. Develop predictable routines
Though it may sound boring but in reality, developing predictable routines saves your energy. It takes a lot of discipline to perform in freeform. But when you do the same thing, for example, from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. every day, it enables focus and helps you get important things done.
2. Eliminate distractions
Find out what time of the day is the most productive for you and eliminate all distractions – close the door and turn off email notifications.
3. Be a doer, not a dreamer
One of the most common problems in many organisation is having more dreamers than doers. You may “dream” to do something but as long as you don’t take action, there will be no results.
It’s okay to have a few dreamers in your team if you have a solid team of doers by your side. The main principle is “Don’t tell me what you hope to do. Tell me what you’ve done.”
4. Find the right workmate
Find a person who works like you. For example, if you like to work early in the morning or vice versa, your most productive time is later in the evening, look for a workmate who follows the same schedule as you do.
5. Embrace your fear
When you’re afraid to fail or screw up, this can make you put off doing some important stuff. Though fear is not the best motivation but when you embrace it, it can kick start your work, especially when you have little time and people are counting on you.
6. Experience joy
Find things that bring you joy and align with your inner motivations. When you focus on your passions, you are not simply doing what you love – you’re aspired to do it really well. And this is what keeps you going in the long-term.
7. Clear your mind
Strange as it may sound, you need to stop working to get more done. It doesn’t mean you should sit in the lotus position and sing chants. Simply take a few minutes several times a day – have a walk or just step away from your computer to calm and clear your mind.