Productivity has become a bit of a buzzword lately. And when that happens, it makes you wonder why it is actually so important. What is the point of optimising and implementing and developing? Simple. It is to become better.
Without getting into an existential discussion on the meaning of life, being productive is simply a way to better manage your time. So if that is something that’s outside of your willpower or self-control, we’ve put together six ways that you can be more productive without even trying.
Yep, productive procrastination is a thing. It’s the act of ranking not-so-urgent tasks above very important tasks on your To Do list. This makes the job you are dreading seem less painful by completing smaller tasks first.
2. Make Things Easier
This one make a lot of sense. The easier it is to do something, the more likely you are to do it. Find shortcuts in a smart and diligent manner in order to get more done.
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ~Robert Heinlein
3. Grab A Coffee
Head down to your local coffee shop for a dose of productivity. A small amount of distraction can actually help you to focus. Get out of the office and seize that extra boost of creativity.
4. Change Your Environment
Correct temperature and lighting can play a significant role in productivity. Low temperature can actually make you more prone to mistakes. And exposure to natural light can improve productivity. So open the curtains and crank the heating.
5. Trick Your Brain
Block out those background office sounds by using white noise to help you focus. Ambient noise can help wash out other sounds, allowing you to concentrate on the task at hand.
6. Take A Power Nap
A short afternoon siesta can really boost your performance, and 15-20 minutes in the early afternoon is all it takes. It’s possibly the laziest way of all to improve memory function and cognitive ability.
How do you maximise productivity with minimal effort? Share your tips in the comments.