How to improve productivity at work?

Jan. 2, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

How to improve productivity at work to be 100% present for the whole day and limit distractions?

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Jan. 2, 2019, 3:16 p.m.

How is it that some people can do the same thing in two hours as others in eight? Do they have superpowers, work exceptionally faster or just cheat? No, they are productive. Focusing on work in one hundred percent and working wisely is the key to productivity. Fortunately, everyone can practice and improve their productivity. How to do it? Make a to-do lists Prepare a list of everything you need to do that day before you start your work. It doesn’t matter if it is a big task like preparing a cost estimate or just like sending an email. Write down everything that’s in your head. Try the 2-Minute Rule Read the list you’ve already prepared. If something (like just writing an e-mail or a short phone call) takes less than 2 minutes - do it right away. Not bothering with small things helps to focus on what is most important that day. Do the most difficult tasks first When you already did your two-minute tasks, you will notice how many things on your list have already been completed. Now is the time for what is most important. The most difficult parts of your work should be done at the beginning of the day. It is the time when you have the most energy and the mind is still refreshed. In addition, when you do the hardest part, the others will seem fabulously simple. Use The Pomodoro Technique It is the perfect way to maximize focus during work. Take a smartphone, stopwatch or use Pomodoro application and measure time. Work for 25 minutes straight at 100% focus and then take a 5-minute break. This division of your working time into relatively short parts allows you to concentrate better and removes unnecessary breaks and distractions. Remember: it is productive work, not the hard work that is the key to success.