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It’s easy to fall into a lifestyle where you work too hard, and find yourself constantly thinking about work.
Along with this, no matter what way you juggle your schedule, the number of hours in the day stays the same, and it never seems to be quite enough. To solve this, there have been proven ways to work much more efficiently -which doesn’t mean harder-, that will buy you some extra hours in the day by increasing productivity.
Here are some ways to get you onto the path of working smarter, not harder:
Know how to manage your to-do list.
It is good to periodically rework your to-do list, so here are some tips to help:
Measure your productivity, not time spent.
If you evaluate your work day by what you actually get done, as opposed to the time it takes to get something done, you will start to notice a difference in how you work.
Figure out what gets you over the starting hurdle.
Without a plan or list ordering your first move, a lot of us have a hard time making it. It is important to build a routine that will tell your brain and body that it is time to work. Here are a few simple “triggers” that could work for anyone:
Figure out where you waste time, remove, and repeat.
Identify your usual “time-suckers” and ask yourself if you could be more efficient by moving or removing them from your schedule. For instance:
Find a way to turn work-mode off.
As challenging as it is for some of us to start working, it is equally hard sometimes to stop. One of the worst parts about this is that it becomes way easier to push our most important tasks until later, because we know we will still be working.
Here are a few ways to turn work-mode off:
“Working smarter, not harder” is an age-old adage, and there’s a reason for that. This may be easier said than done, however, if you can get yourself onto this path; your entire working life will be easier. Contact us at (408) 849-4441 or send us an email at email@example.com for more information.