Did you know that the average wasted time when working is around 38%! That is a lot of wasted time that could be put towards doing something constructive or even just taking time off. If you had an efficient plan you could get more done with less time and take more time off to enjoy doing the things you love.
How can you start building a solid plan to keep you on task and productive?
Write it: It’s much easier to keep on task if you have a list of things you need to accomplish throughout the day. Nothing feels better then being able to cross something out letting yourself know you accomplished this today and your moving ahead.
Schedule It: Most daily to do tasks become repetitive or you get used to doing them which gives you a general idea for how long it should take you. Figure out a schedule and stick to it, even challenge yourself to do as good of a job or better and beat you existing time. Small goals and motivation such as this can be a huge key to getting more done in less time.
Break It Up: Have a large project you need to get done. By breaking a large project down into smaller parts it keeps you motivated to that final goal instead of feeling like your getting no where.
Prioritize It: Some things on your list will be more pressing then others. Put the important ones at the top so you make sure you move past them first.
Review: At the end of each day step back, look at what you have accomplished or what you have not and make adjustments and changes. Perhaps you will find ideas to combine two tasks or eliminated an un-needed task. This is a great way to become efficient.
Just remember, the biggest motivator of all is feeling a sense of accomplishment and getting something done. This will drive you and push you forward and once you feel better about what you are doing you’ll enjoy it more and feel better about yourself.