How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

September 30, 2015 | 940 views

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “How does she do it?” People who juggle busy lifestyles without seeming to skip a beat are awe-inspiring.

 

If you want to become that person who makes everyone’s head turn in amazement, you’ll need to boost your productivity to get more done in less time. Here are a few ways you can make yourself the talk of your social circle with productivity boosting tips.

 

Create a Distraction Free Schedule

 

What kind of distractions are sneaking into your day? Some are okay, such as breaks for your exercise class or mid-day meditation. Others are more mindless, such as Facebook newsfeed scrolling and TV watching.

 

Recognize the types of distractions you’re up against and then make a daily schedule. Creating a routine will help you get in the habit of eliminating those mindless distractions and reallocating time for the important, yet flexible distractions.

 

Keep a Productivity Journal

 

The term productivity journal might seem counter-intuitive. How are you staying productive if you’re adding another to-do item to your list? Yet many people, such as author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement and Creativity at Work,” Teresa Amabile continue to tout the benefits. In fact, some of the most successful people regularly journal their day’s activities before closing up shop – and they’re more productive overall for doing so.

 

Download an app, such as Day One to keep your productivity journal with you wherever you go. Or, buy a moleskine and put the pen to the paper. Choose something that’ll serve as a reminder to quickly jot down the day’s tasks so you’re always positive and on point for a productive next work day.

 

Download Apps to Make Your Life More Efficient

 

Technology today is a powerful thing. There’s an app for just about everything!

 

Download your app so you can stay efficient when you’re on the go. No more staying late at the office. You can leave on time and tackle those straggling items on your to-do list on the commute home. Make quick schedule changes with employee scheduling software, like ScheduleBase. Jot down notes with Evernote. Or, check up on your bookkeeping from your phone. With so many apps available, you’ll never have an excuse again for not being prepared.

 

Join an Accountability Group

 

Masterminds and meetups are some of the best ways to keep your productivity on track. Breaking away from your office where everyone is wrapped up in the daily grind will help you see the big picture. This helps you focus on where you’ve been and where you’re going instead of getting caught up in the menial daily tasks. You’ll see the forest for the trees and you’ll be more productive because of it.

 

What do you do on a daily basis to boost productivity? Sound off in the comments below.

 

Author Profile

Jon Forknell is the Vice President and General Manager of Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., a software marketing company specializing in employee scheduling software, including ScheduleBase employee scheduling software, and other business software solutions. In the past, Jon has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Atlas Business Solutions was named as one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

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