37 Ways To Increase Productivity

No one sets out to be less productive. But as an individual, how can you improve your productivity and squeeze more meaningful hours out of your day? Here are 37 ways to do just that.

  1. Create a To Do list
  2. Delegate
  3. Avoid distractions
  4. Do the worst tasks first
  5. Track your downtime
  6. Exercise
  7. Don’t answer the phone
  8. Organise your workspace
  9. Outsource
  10. Play to your strengths
  11. Set a timer for tasks
  12. Take a break
  13. Set goals to work towards
  14. Break big projects into smaller tasks
  15. Don’t multitask
  16. Have a healthy snack
  17. Get up early (and go to bed early)
  18. Prioritise your tasks
  19. Check emails at set times
  20. Prepare for tomorrow
  21. Group similar tasks
  22. Stay away from unnecessary meetings
  23. Turn off the TV
  24. Focus on your core tasks
  25. Get some fresh air
  26. Learn to say ‘no’
  27. Have a power nap
  28. Ask yourself if you are being productive
  29. Meditate
  30. Optimise your most productive hours
  31. Turn off notifications
  32. Don’t think, just start
  33. Reward yourself
  34. Learn keyboard shortcuts
  35. Stay hydrated
  36. Listen to calm music
  37. Love what you do


Which of these works best for you? What else would you add to this list?