Are you as focused as you want to be?
Sounds like too much to ask for? Well, it’s not your fault. Today, we all are lost among social media notifications, OTT content, emails, and the things you do just to pay bills. So, how can you be expected to focus? However, it might seem almost impossible, maintaining a productive daily schedule is possible.
“Get your s**** together!” you got that right! Staying organized is the key here. You’ll be surprised to know that there are a few simple tricks that can hand over the control of your life back to you. But if you think you can’t take the pain of sticking to a schedule, then you can go back to whatever you were doing before reading this article.
Since you’re still here, let’s take a look at 5 simple steps that can make you efficient and help you cut on the waste of time daily.
1. Find an Ideal Work Schedule
To make most of your time, you need to know when you’re most productive. Track your work habits for about two weeks, noting down the times when you’re most efficient and do most of your work. Also, log all the causes of distraction on a regular day. It will help you build an ideal work schedule for yourself.
2. Utilize Your Productive Time
Once you’ve discovered when you’re most productive, reserve that interval of time for the most important tasks. In this reserved time, you will ensure that you’re equipped with the required tools to complete the assigned task, and there won’t be any kind of distractions.
3. Schedule Your Breaks
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” We do need appropriate breaks to work efficiently. A research study revealed that an ideal stretch of work sprints measures around 52 minutes, followed by a break time of about 17 minutes. You can plan out a 15-minute break after a 50-minute work sprint. Since you’ll be able to focus better, you don’t have to feel bad about taking these breaks.
4. Schedule Your Availability
Now, what can hurt your well-thought-out schedule? Don’t forget, you have a family, teammates, and numerous sales calls claiming to make your life better. So, it’s your responsibility to keep them from disturbing your schedule. Assign a specific time window (as short as possible) to all such tasks.
5. Avoid Multitasking
Some of you believe that you’re great multi-taskers, but multiple research studies say: the more you multitask, the less efficient you end up becoming. So, prioritize your tasks and work on them one at a time.