Work Faster and Increase Your Productivity
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Being more productive means getting more done in a shorter amount of time. This can increase your income and make it more likely that you will get things like promotions and better recognition for your efforts. Being able to work faster is actually quite simple and something that anyone is able to do. All you need are the right tips and steps to aid you in getting your work done faster so that you can increase your productivity.
Do Not Stop Once You Get Started
Once you get started on something, keep going and do not allow yourself to get distracted. Work in short bursts so that you can take ample breaks and not cause yourself to burn out. The key is to get something done as quickly as possible without taking the risk of getting yourself overwhelmed. Just make sure that all of the breaks that you take are very short and that your focus remains on the project at hand.
For 15 Minutes Work Without Questioning Yourself
Start learning to work in 15 minute increments. Believe it or not, you can get a lot done in this short period of time when all of your focus for this 15 minutes is on your work. Then, after 15 minutes, take three to five minutes for a break and then back to your next 15 minute interval. This method helps to prevent issues like procrastination so that you are getting things done that normally took you twice as long.
Use a Timer for 15 Minutes of Uninterrupted Work
You want to make sure that your intervals are timed properly, so use a timer to make this possible. A simple timer that dings once the time is up is all that you need. You can even set an alarm on your cellphone so that there is no reason to add something else to your desk top. Just make sure to set each session for exactly 15 minutes and do not try and take a break until the full 15 minutes expires.
Keep a Clean and Organized Desk
A cluttered workspace is a surefire way to make it harder to concentrate and get work done. Your desk should only be home to your strict essentials. Keep all of your decorative items and things you do not use regularly elsewhere in your office so that these items are not distracting you. At the beginning and end of each day, take the time to remove things from your desk so that you can go the entire day with a clean and clutter-free workspace.
Learn to Convey Your Thoughts in 140 Characters for Communication
When you are sending emails, you want this to take up as little time as possible and when you keep them short and to the point, this is easily possible. When you send an email, trim the fat and stick only to the primary topic and then hit send. There is no need for extra words or flowery language. In general, sending an email should not take you longer than two minutes.
Use Bright Lights in Your Office
Bright lights keep you awake and alert, allowing you to maintain your energy throughout the day. If you are working on a bright, sunny day, take advantage of this and open up the blinds and curtains so that the natural light can shine in. If you are working at night, use a bright light that does not allow you to start feeling drowsy because drowsiness will start to kill your ability to be productive.
Focus on a Single Task at One Time
When you are working, make a list of your tasks and then check them off one at a time. When you are working in a single task at a time, you will find that you have greater focus and this makes it a lot easier to get things done. Avoid breaking your concentration and focus to go back and forth between tasks because this slows you down and can hinder motivation.
When you put all of these into practice, you will significant speed up your ability to get your work done. Using even just one will have a solid impact on how long it takes you to get things completed. Start by using just one so that you can slowly get used to making changes in how you do your work. This allows you to make positive changes without them feeling too abrupt and drastic.