We all need to be productive.
After all, it’s how we gauge our own personal success, right?
Some of us write out a list of goals and beat ourselves up if we don’t move through the list fast enough.
But, if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s all too easy to get caught up in distractions. It seems they work diligently to pull us away from our tasks.
If you’re one of these individuals, you can employ some life hacks to make things move faster, making the most out of productivity.
#1. Jack of All Trades, Master of None
Many of us craft massive to-do lists and bounce between tasks thinking we’re killing it. But, I’ve got bad news, multitasking like this works to decrease productivity by at least 40%!
If you fall into this category, think about it, are you completing any of your tasks or goals? Or, are they all kind of in limbo, stuck in mid-phase of completion?
The best way to avoid this is to pick one project to execute at a time. Once you’ve reached completion or your intended stopping point, then go on to the next item on your list.
Understandably, some tasks are longer ones that take more time to complete, but in this case, break these longer tasks into smaller chunks.
#2. Power Down
Distractions are all around us.
Perhaps, the biggest culprit is sitting only a few inches from your hand. When it makes any kind of noise or blinks at you a few times, you jump to see what you’re missing.
When you’ve got things to do, power it down. Some people can mute it or “ignore” it, but most of us still get weak and check it a few times. Although our phones provide us with some much-needed technology, this technology works against us at times.
Do yourself a favor one day and power the phone off for two hours while you work. You’ll be amazed at how much more you get done!
#3. Color Code Your Tasks
You’ve got a lot on your plate.
It’s safe to say we all do, but how do you delegate what comes first? There are all kinds of systems you can put into place. However, some people like to color-code their projects by urgency.
The options are endless when it comes to color-coding. Some like to go with the standard red, yellow, and green color-code to let them know where the projects stand. Others may use random colors they identify with to see which ones need to be completed first.
The thing about productivity is that you have to try a few things and see what works best for you, and these things may evolve and change as your needs change.
#4. Stay Focused with CBD
Chances are you’ve heard of CBD because it’s everywhere. The acronym, CBD, refers to cannabidiol. It’s a non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant that provides therapeutic relief from a variety of health concerns.
It’s most praised for its pain-relieving capabilities. It can also help with anxiety, stress, PTSD, neurological disorders, mood, focus, concentration, and much more. One of the best selling points of CBD is there’s something for everyone.
Suppose you’re only beginning to get acquainted with these powerful cannabinoids. In this case, CBD gummies are simply delicious, and they’re pre-measured in smaller serving sizes as low as 5mg.
Regarding focus, concentration, and productivity, there are all kinds of products geared towards enhancing focus and concentration.
CBD already encompasses the needed elements to encourage focus and concentration. However, some products are made with all-natural energy boosters that work to level the CBD effects and give you the boost needed to power through the day.
#5. Join the 5 AM Club
Are you sleeping in until 7 am?
That’s the average time most of us wake up. But, it’s been found that people who wake up at 4 or 5 am get more accomplished, and make more money!
Trust us, we know how hard it is to reset your sleeping habits. It’ll be challenging initially, but they say it takes 21 days to build new habits—try to stick with it.
#6. Knock Out What You Hate First
You know what you’ve got to do when you wake up. Chances are, there’s one thing on the list you don’t want to do.
Why not knock that out first, you know, get it out the way? Once you knock out what you loathe, you can get on to the things that make you smile.
Hopefully, you don’t resent everything on your to-do list, or this hack won’t be beneficial.
We all want to make great strides and be proud of ourselves.
We can probably all agree it feels good knowing that you accomplished what you set out to do, and with these life hacks you can make it happen faster than ever!