Increasing Productivity Part 1

This is Part 1 of the Increasing Productivity Series. Whether or not these tips will work will depend on how you operate. Experiment with these. Keep the ones that work, toss the ones that don't.

1. Do what you love.

When you actually like doing what you need to do, you will spring into action a lot faster than if you hate doing what you need to do. You won't have to spend much time trying to motivate yourself to be productive. Do what you need to do to enable yourself to spend the majority of your time doing what you love.

2. Outsource what you hate.

If there are some boring but necessary tasks that you have to do everyday, you can also pay someone else to do it for you. Of course, not everything can be outsourced but for the things that can be, if it makes sense financially, it's a good option. Freeing up your time to do more important things to improve results is a great way to increase productivity.

3. Have daily goals.

If you want to be more efficient and productive with your day, then you must know what needs to be done in advance. If you don't know what to aim for, you'll be wasting time running in circles. We all have goals that we want to accomplish. Isn't that the point of increasing productivity? To be able to achieve more in less time?

4. Do the most hated tasks first.

There will always be things on your to-do list that you will prefer not to do even though you know it's important. If you can't outsource it, then just do it first to get it over with. Once you tackle the task that you want to do the least, doing the rest of the things on your list will be a lot easier.

5. Do important tasks during peak times

We all have times during the day where we are more productive, energetic, and alive. For some people, it's early in the morning. For others, it's late at night. Which ever time of day you are normally at your best, tackle the task that require focus and longer periods of time to work on. For example, if you are a writer and you are most creative at 6 in the morning, then that's when you want to be writing.

That's it for part 1 of the increasing productivity series.

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