5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity At Work

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 01 December 2021
5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity At Work
Have you ever felt like no matter how much you work you never accomplish all the things you would like to?
This is very common and one too many people have trouble effectively structuring their time and improving their productivity. If you need help shaking off this feeling of unproductiveness, the below 5 easy-to-implement tips will help you boost your workplace efficiency. 

1. Take regular breaks

It may seem counterproductive, but taking regular breaks can actually improve concentration and boost your mood. According to studies, taking small breaks during long tasks helps you keep a consistent level of performance, whereas working on a task non-stop causes your performance to steadily diminish.

2. Set your own deadlines

While we normally associate stress with a negative feeling, a controlled level of self-imposed stress can actually be beneficial in terms of keeping us focused and helping us achieve our goals. Give yourself a deadline for open-ended tasks or projects, and then stick to it. You might be amazed at how productive you can be when you want to. 

3. Follow the "two-minute rule"

To make the most of the tiny windows of time, entrepreneur Steve Olenski advocates using the "two-minute rule." The concept is simple: if there is a task that can be completed in two minutes or less, do it right away. According to Olenski, finishing the task immediately saves time compared to returning to it later. This method has helped him become one of the most influential content strategists online.

4. Stop multitasking

Trying to complete many jobs at once might be tempting, especially if they appear to be minor or simple. But it's not going to work. According to psychologists, attempting to complete multiple activities at once, might result in lost time and productivity. Instead, try committing to a single task at a time. 

5. Overcome perfectionism

It's normal to become fixated on perfecting a task when, in reality, nothing is ever flawless. Instead of wasting time pursuing the illusion of perfection, complete your assignments to the best of your ability and move on. It's preferable to finish the job and get it off your plate and, if necessary, you can always go back and improve it.