Serendipit shares some simple tips to try to increase productivity and, well, improve your focus!
We all have those days. You’re trying to be creative but nothing is happening; meanwhile, you’re getting email notifications every 5 minutes. You’re staring blankly at your computer screen and you just can’t focus. If you’re struggling to keep your mind on task, try implementing one of these simple tasks:
Prioritize. When you are working on a task, while nine others are waiting to be completed, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus. By reviewing your tasks in the beginning and organizing them by important, the list will seem a lot less intimidating.
De-clutter. It’s very hard to crank out those emails when you have to flip through stacks of papers to find what you’re looking for. Take a few moments to put things back where they belong and get your things in order before you take on the workday and you’ll find it much easier to be productive!
And speaking of clutter…
Close those tabs! Don’t need to be on a website anymore? Close the tab! Having 15 different tabs open in your Internet browser is exhausting to look at – if it’s not related to the task at hand, feel free to click on that x and come back to it at a later time if necessary.
Write. Physically writing something down on a piece of paper can help you to see things in a different light and you’ll enable yourself to look away from a computer while you do so. It’s a win-win!
Break it down. When you’ve got that monumental project, try not to look at it as a colossus of a task. Divide it up into much smaller tasks and it will seem much less intimidating – and a lot more feasible.
Pause. It’s easy to get burned out when you jump from task to task to task. Take a second to stretch, get up from your desk, make some (more) coffee, and walk around a bit.
Trying one of these six simple tips can make you get that much more done in your workday and improve your productivity overall!
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