Written By: James Ponds Most people hate their jobs and are dying to find another one, while other people are struggling to be productive in the workforce. If you are a person who struggles to track time, meet deadlines and generally struggle with being productive then you really need to sit down and take a quick look at this article. Here are 4 amazing ways you can increase your productivity, make work easier and maybe even more enjoyable.
1. Invest in a time tracker.
Time tracking isn't just for contests and competitions, they can also be used to help you be more productive at work! Investing in a time tracking software
has its benefits. On the days where you need to work, set a timer when you want to work then set the timer to your desired time limit, then work until it goes off. Being able to track your time while working can help you be able to get more work done and be more productive overall.
2. Do something you love.
Unfortunately, most people hate their job and only work to pay bills. If your job is to do something you love, then it won't even feel like work when you are doing it. If you don't have that luxury, then you can try to incorporate what you love into your work activities. For example, if you love to move around but your job involves sitting at a desk you could try to walk around as a work break, or stand up while working instead of sitting.
3. Please don't be afraid to award yourself every now and then!
Awarding yourself for accomplishing goals is a great strategy to use to increase your productivity. When you reward yourself
for accomplishing small goals you are subconsciously taking the pressure off of yourself and allowing yourself to enjoy working more. For example if you accomplish a small, but important business or work goal you can reward yourself by buying your favorite snack or cooking your favorite meal. The award doesn't have to be anything big either, it can be a simple pat on the back, positive self talk, or even a little victory dance.
4. Create small goals.
Instead of trying to accomplish everything in the shortest time possible, create small goals and reach them first before moving onto the next thing. For example, my job is to write articles for people. In order for me to write the best articles possible I create small reasonable goals for myself, then once I finish it, I can move on to another one. Don't try to increase your workload after each goal you accomplish, just keep things steady and slow. Remember this, slow and steady wins the race!
5. Ask for help.
If your working environment is stressing you out to the point where your work performance is being affected, then you should reach out for help
. I know not everyone feels comfortable with asking for help, but at the end of the day you are human and you can't do everything alone. Maybe ask a coworker to help you with a project or take some time off to relax and think about what you are going to do next.Related: 8 Productivity Tips to Get Your Company Moving