Here are some tips that I share with my consulting clients to help them get more done in the office:
- Work on smaller tasks first. Finishing off ten small tasks will give you the momentum of having completed something and that will spur you onward to complete complex, larger tasks.
- Before you leave the office at the end of the day, put together a to-do list for the following day. Knowing what your plan is for the day ahead will help you jump in as soon as you step foot in the office. Having a to-do list will keep you on task and will also offer you a way to track what you've completed.
- Give yourself permission to take a break. Stepping away from your desk and even getting out of your office will give you a much needed respite and will help you come back to face work with a refreshed, relaxed attitude.
I'd love to hear where your productivity problem areas are. Leave a comment below.