Many of us are looking to this year for more done in our business. Maybe you intend to make money in 2021, or find some SEO experts and make the nicest website possible. However, there’s one thing that’s stopping you, your productivity.
We all are productive in our own ways, but many of us could be a little more active in our ambitions. Whether it’s cranking out work faster or learning to focus less on avoiding FOMO, here are some ways to boost productivity.
Use Your Devices to Get Treatment
Sometimes, our lack of productivity isn’t laziness, but instead our depression, anxiety, doubts, or our bad habits. A counselor or therapist can help you with any of those problems, but talking to one who can help you can sometimes be a hassle. You have to travel far, set up a schedule, it’s a mess. With online therapy, you can get help from the comfort of your home or wherever else you are. If you need help first, a therapist can be the person you need. Speak to one and see how they can change your life.
Leave the concept of multitasking behind in the 2010s. The idea of someone handling multiple projects as once sounded futuristic, but the truth is that we aren’t as mechanical as we feel. Concentrating on more than one task, for most people, makes the results less desirable or make the project take longer in the long run. Always do one task at a time.
How you do the task is up to you. Some people like handling the small stuff before tackling the big one, but many people find that eliminating the big project means that it’s all downhill from there.
Another concept to leave behind last decade is the idea of being restless. Pulling all-nighters, sleeping when you’re dead, forget it. Not sleeping enough just leads to poor focus and lower quality work, plus health effects. It’s important to get as much rest as you can. Get some time before bed to leave the screen behind and instead get some unwinding done. Your body will thank you for it later.
Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Break
By taking a break, we don’t mean to stop every few minutes to check Facebook. We mean that you should take a break whenever you’re halfway or so done with your tasks. Get outside and get some sun. It can improve your energy levels and make you feel much better overall. By avoiding taking breaks, you can have burnout, which leads to slower performance and fewer results.
Blocking out distracting websites is a smart move. Every browser or smart device has production-boosting apps that remind you to finish your task or block sites that aren’t helpful. Some of them, such as SelfControl for Mac, stick on your computer even if you are tempted to eliminate them. The less control you have over the app once it’s running, the better.
Get a Pet
Work at home? Live in a place that allows pets? Why not get a dog or a cat? Pets may help boost your productivity. You feel less stressed when you have a cuddly dog or cat nearby, and taking some time to occasionally pet them or feed them allows you to destress a little. Why distract yourself with cat videos when you have a real, production-boosting cat to help you out?
If you can’t have a pet, looking at cute pet pics may give you the same effect, but limit your time and don’t fall into the rabbit hole of being too distracted.
Experiment With Planning
Another way to be more productive is to plan everything out and have a plan, but there’s no such thing as a one size fits all plan. Some people work better at different times, and some people work better when they’re taking care of bigger tasks first, or vice versa. It is important to try different planning apps and techniques to see which one fits you.
In 2021, we all can improve our productiveness. We hope that 2021 allows you to be the most productive person imaginable.
Marie Miguel Biography
Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.