I improve my productivity by managing my time efficiently. For many years now, I have had the habit of making a To-Do list. And I start by doing one after the other and once the activity is completed I make a tick mark. At the end of the day, I am happy I achieved most of the tasks.
Let us list down what are the various ways to improve productivity at work.
- Time management: I prioritize my tasks & set achievable goals and deadlines.
- Organizing workspace: I ensure that my work area is clean, organized and conducive to productivity.
- Taking breaks: I take regular breaks to reduce stress, increase focus and recharge my energy levels.
- Eliminating distractions: I avoid distractions like email notifications, social media, and excessive ambient noise.
- Staying motivated: I set challenging yet achievable goals. I reward myself for achieving them.
- Continuously learning: I keep myself updated with new techniques, tools and information in my field.
- Collaborating with colleagues: Working with others can increase efficiency and it can provide a fresh perspective.
- Managing stress: We should identify what is causing the stress. Then, we can find ways to manage them. We can practice relaxation techniques or start exercising or do meditation. I meditate regularly and it helps.
There are many productivity tools available in the market, here are some popular ones:
- Trello: A project management tool that helps to organize and prioritize tasks and projects. There’s a free plan and the paid plans start at $5 per user per month, billed annually.
- Asana: A team collaboration tool for managing tasks, projects and team communication. There’s a basic plan that is free and the paid plans start at $ 10.99 per month per user, billed annually.
- Todoist: A task management tool for individuals and teams to keep track of their to-do list and deadlines. There’s a free plan for starters and the paid plans start at $ 4 per user per month, billed annually.
- Evernote: A note-taking and organization tool. There’s a free plan and the paid plans start at $ 6.67 per user per month, billed annually.
- Remember the Milk: Stop thinking about your to-dos, and let the app remember for you. There’s a free plan and the pro plan is priced at $ 39.99 per user per year.