We’re all busy in our everyday lives with personal, work, and family obligations. However, if you reflect on all the things you do daily, how productive are you? Are you someone who’s easily distracted and caught up in things that take up a lot of your time? Or are you disciplined and focused on the task at hand to get it done and move on to the next? Many people talk about and encourage multitasking. However, if you think about it, trying to complete several tasks simultaneously equals to you completing none – as switching between tasks doesn’t allow your brain to give each your full attention. You may end up forgetting to check something for functionality, review it for accuracy or necessary changes; or you’re simply not putting forward your best effort.
Here are a few tips for being more productive with your time and accomplishing the things you set out to do:
1. Create a to-do list of what you need to accomplish for the day
2. Prioritize your to-do list with the most important tasks at the top
4. Take note of how much time is involved in completing each task
5. Make your to-do list a daily habit
Creating a to-do list is a great way to get everything out of your head and written down for easy reference, ensures you don’t forget things, and eliminates back-and-forth activities with each task. Not only that, it also gives you a sense of accomplishment when you complete each item and put a check mark or write “Done” beside it ;).