1. Manage Your Energy
To enhance productivity you need to be energised to execute the most important tasks at maximum efficiency. Part of energy management is knowing when your peak energy is and prioritising the most difficult tasks during this time period.
2. Avoid Distractions
Try avoiding certain distractions such as social media and the phone while you are working. You can turn notifications on social media and put your phone on silent to avoid any noise to improve productivity.
3. Create a To-do List
Creating a to-do list will give you a structured plan and help you accomplish your most important tasks. Having a to-do list will help you stick to the plan rather than stick from one task to another.
4. Create a Routine
Create good routine habits to help you be more productive. Once you keep repeating the routine you get better and used to it. You can create a routine that you follow daily, weekly, monthly and even yearly.
5. Avoid Multitasking
Don’t multitask as this is a very inefficient way to be productive. It is better to focus on one task at a time before moving onto another task. When you pull yourself in different directions it’s easier to lose track of what you need to achieve.
6. Take a Break
The most important way to be productive is to take breaks and rest during tasks. This could be small things like switching off your phone, avoiding social media, meditating or taking a walk. You need to take time out for yourself to recover from mental burnout.
7. Say “NO”
Being an entrepreneur and running your own small business is a juggling act and learning to say ‘’NO’’ is essential. To boost your productivity and increase chances of success you need to focus on your business by avoiding meaningless tasks.