In the vein of many other “lifehack” articles, the author of this piece offers a simple breakdown of how to increase one’s productivity. Their proposition is to follow three steps throughout the day- planning one’s day out by writing a list of simple tasks to be accomplished, reevaluating those tasks on an hourly basis by striking out the ones that have been finished, and assessing at the end of the day what strategies and approaches worked and did not work in attempting to eliminate as many tasks from the list as possible.
- Before you turn on your computer or start any tasks take a few minutes to think about what small tasks that if completed will ensure you had a productive day.
- Evaluate the way you use your time. Set an alarm to alert you once per hour and when it does review how you spent your time during the last hour.
- At the end of the day take a view minutes to reflect on your day. Identify both your achievements and distractions obstacles and try to change your routine to avoid these challenges.
“You keep on doing the same thing again and again and when you chose to focus wisely and consistently the end result is a focused productive day.”