5 Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Productivity at Works
1) Create task lists, reminders
Similar to computers, every single human has the ability to store/retrieve information. You can correlate human mind as a mix of CPU and RAM. If we keep lot of information in our mind RAM ( also called ‘short-term’ or ‘active’ memory ) it might increase our stress level or decrease our work efficiency.
Using any note-taking app such as ‘Google Keep’ which gives the ability to create task lists reminders can address these problems. And, we can be more concerned, productive at what we have in hand for that moment.
2) Set easy goals at start
Working with task lists and reminders can be annoying or unpleasant initially. We tend to loose interests and stop using them. It is more pragmatic to start with ‘very easy’ goals at start. It can be anything like your regular things, getting grocery items, tuition’s, car wash, paying bills, things which are already being completed on time.
You can think of it as putting your regular activities into app and getting a hang of it.
Later, there can be different task list for work, home etc. One important thing is to keep lists fresh and remove stale things from list. If you can’t finish any task, it should not be present in list, or else it can make you ‘willing to easily give up or keeps things pending’.
3) Reward yourself on completing tasks
It is easy, smaller tasks can be fun, moderate and big one can be stressful and tiring. You task list app is like your master and you are like its slave performing for it. Few tasks can be boring but important. To keep the motivation up and running, reward yourself.
One example is, you don’t exercise daily, but you love things like beer, or want to buy something for you. Link tasks to your desires, greed’s or goodies.
Suppose you love reading books, and don’t’ exercise often. Link a week’s continuous morning exercise with rewarding a book to yourself.
4) Take a break
Break is important. it gives you energy to go next spans of being productive, staying organized. Breaks are similar to pit-stops of formula one driver, it lets you re-fuel your zeal, repair wear tears caused by stress, evaluate your past goals and set new ones.
Imagine a break that is family vacation to a favorite destination, it is another way of rewarding yourself.
5) Get offline often
Most of us are connected to a virtual network of messaging apps, social sites. Believe me or not, this takes a toll of your mental health. We often read reports that warn or show psychological perils of these new gen evils.
I don’t recommend to get rid of these things, but you can blend them with other activities like these
learning music, swimming, sports, walking, reading, writing, joining clubs for pets, bikes, social workers etc.