Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and unproductive? Do you wish you could accomplish more in your day without sacrificing your relationships or well-being? Well, you’re in luck!
There are some powerful tools and strategies to supercharge your productivity and help you achieve your goals.
According to the Task Management Trends Report, workers spend only 53.3% of their time on productive tasks. The rest of the time is lost due to interruptions and distractions.
On average, employees experience 31.6 interruptions and attend 25.6 meetings per week, resulting in a loss of 2 hours of productive work time every day.
Managing your team and staying productive can go hand in hand, and we have you covered with some great tips.
The first step to being truly productive is to understand that being busy doesn’t equate to being productive. We often celebrate being busy, but true productivity is about getting the important things done on time while maintaining balance in your life. It’s not about cramming more tasks into your day and feeling agitated.
It’s about being really clear about what you’re delivering and when it needs to be delivered by then investing the time to break that deliverable down into bite sized pieces.
Tasks that have a beginning, a middle and an end. So you get to feel great every time you tick those little tasks off. Want to leapfrog the steps needed to deliver your outcome? Then discover the keystone action.
Keystone actions are those tasks that make everything else easier or eliminate the need for other tasks, by identifying and prioritising these keystone actions, you can streamline your workflow and achieve your goals more efficiently. What about those moments when you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Your mind has just one job, and that’s to keep you safe.
Anytime you feel anxious or overwhelmed by the magnitude of the things that need to get done, we turn on the survival switch. Creativity and reasoning will shut down.
This is now the time to regulate your nervous system rather than get that head down and push through. It seems counterintuitive as you want to do anything other than rest up. That’s exactly what needs to happen to counter this.
Active recovery breaks, such as going for a walk or practicing deep breathing, to calm your mind and think outside the box.
steps to productivity
To supercharge your productivity follow the three key steps. Firstly, get clear on your desired outcome.
- What is the one thing that matters most to you right now?
- Identify the next right action that will propel you towards that outcome. Focus on completing that task without getting distracted by the countless other things competing for your attention.
- Regulate your nervous system through active recovery techniques.
Implementing these steps, can transform your productivity and provide a more fulfilling and successful week. So why wait? Take control of your productivity and start achieving your goals today.