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Either You Run the Day or the Day Runs You! Cracking the Productivity Code

Updated: Jun 27, 2020

Do you find yourself racing through your day, everyday? Are you spending all day completing tasks at work, and still feel like you haven’t accomplished anything? 

To boost your productivity, you don't need to massively change your work life or routine. Sometimes, it's the smallest things that can make the biggest impact. It doesn’t matter what you do or where you work, everyone is looking for ways to be more productive on the job. Not to mention the feeling of a productive workday is somewhat euphoric.

Follow these 5 simple solutions to be 5X more productive

1. Focus

Answering this question is the most important thing you will do in your lifetime. Period! Focus is drives everything in your life. Focus is not just about being productive; it is about living the best quality of life.

How many times in a day are you interrupted in the middle of a task? Many of these distractions are beyond your control; like office meetings in the middle of a busy day or unexpected customer calls that need immediate attention?! BUT Often these distractions are also caused by boredom, leading you to kill time on social media or aimlessly surfing the internet. Dealing with these distractions is necessary to make the most of your day. 

One of the very first practices to deal with the seemingly endless work hours is to identify these distractions. Write down everything you do on a regular basis with an estimate of how long the tasks take. This will give you a clear picture of what your typical day looks like. It’s important to set aside extra time for tasks that could be carried forward to the next day and also account for surprises that may come along the way.

Once you know what tasks you have at hand, it is important to understand the purpose they hold in your overall set of goals. Spend time assigning a level of importance to each task. This will help you prioritize and get more out of your day.

Starve your distractions, Feed your focus. 

2. Organise Yourself

Maintain an office diary, I can not stress enough on the importance of a handy dairy. You are only human, and often with super hectic schedules and back to back meetings it’s natural that you will forget things.