Over here at Workinton, we’re always looking for ways to boost our productivity to help us accomplish our goals and dreams. Crazy time management hacks? Apps and tools? You name it — we’ve tried it!
Raise your hand if you currently struggle with:
- Procrastinating or waiting until the last minute to get something done
- Getting easily distracted by everything around you and losing focus
- Struggling to stay motivated to accomplish your tasks
- Trying to multitask to get more things done, more quickly
But we’ve finally found the tools and strategies to help us reclaim our time, schedules, priorities, and sanity!
Today, we’re walking you through five of our favorite proven productivity strategies so you can find the best ones that work for you.
Use A Website Blocker:
A website blocker works by making sites or apps inaccessible for a set period of time, removing all distractions, no matter how tempted you may be. Need to focus on writing? Set your website blocker to block all social media sites for a few hours. Bye-bye, procrastination.
There’s no need to do it alone, people! Have a friend keep you accountable to your goals.
Every other week, meet up with your buddy to check-in with each other on the progress you’ve made on your goals. So, when you fall off the wagon, they can help you get back on track with a new plan of action. Plus, you’ll get the motivation and encouragement you need!
If you don’t already have a friend in mind, why don’t you reach out to the Workinton Community and find yourself a Workin’member to be your accountability pal!
Improve Your Environment:
When you’re working on your goals, surround yourself in an environment that motivates and inspires you! It’s important to make a conscious effort to create a space that excites you to sit down and get to work. So, grab a comfy chair, your favorite candle, a motivating quote, a hot latte in hand and get your favorite tunes playing. It’s also important to change up your environment. Have at least three go-to places that you like to work from. So, when you need a refresh, you have some options for a change of scenery. It’s a good thing that the Workinton office spaces are perfectly designed to get your productivity going and you’ll always find a new corner where inspiration will strike!
Batch things up:
The Batching Technique is when you complete a series of similar tasks all at once instead of spreading them out over time. The Batching Technique improves productivity because you’re focusing on one type of task and doing it in greater quantities. This will actually improve your ability to complete that task faster and more accurately. It also goes hand in hand with the concept of focusing on one task at a time. Looking for other tasks that you can use the Batching Technique on? Try pre-scheduling social media content, writing weekly newsletters, and taking photos for your blog content.
Don’t forget to celebrate!
Although you’re now a productivity expert, we don’t want you to fall into what so many people do when they accomplish their goals quickly: they forget to stop, practice gratitude, and celebrate.
Now, go test what productivity method works best for you and get to chasing those dreams of yours!