In this fast-paced world we live in, there is a desire, or possibly a need to get a lot of things done in the time we have available every day. Everyone is unique in their learning modalities and lifestyles, so choosing a productivity method that works for you is important.
There are many methods to increase productivity, but how do we know which one works for our unique lifestyle?
To choose a productivity method that works for you, the best advice I can provide is to try 1 method. If it works, great, if it’s not producing the intended results, try another one until you find the productivity method that works for you.
You can also use more than one method, sort of a mix & match scenario, since some of them are intended to pinpoint different aspects of your life.
Over time, and with experience, many people have created a productivity method that has proven to work for them and then they share it with others. Some of those are listed below along with some that I learned from my own experience. I encourage you to see if any of these productivity methods may work for you.
- Prioritizing your energy is a method for productivity. Have you ever heard of the spoon theory? This theory was developed by, and for those that have a chronic illness, but we can learn from this theory, or method, to manage our productivity even if we don’t have a chronic illness. It’s a way to understand that we all have a certain amount of energy in a given day, and how we choose to use our energy will gauge our level of productivity.
- Apparently the way you drink coffee is a productivity method and this article explains it. It’s an interesting article that provides 3 tricks related to how you drink coffee that will boost your productivity.
- There is the pomodoro technique that works with the time you have rather than working against it. It has to do with breaking down your time into 25-minute chunks of time with a 5- minute break in between chunks. There’s a little more to it, so I encourage you to check it out.
- Creating processes is a productivity method that I use which saves time. You create processes based on repetitive tasks to potentially eliminate mistakes, which enables you to remember every step of the task because you’ve documented it. The key to this method is to use it every time you perform the task, even if you think you remember it.
- Take a look at a past blog post I wrote titled, wasted time vs downtime. The essence of this article is that downtime is not really wasted time, it’s necessary to recharge our bodies, physically & mentally. Another important aspect of downtime is to get between 7-9 hours of sleep regularly to recharge our bodies as mentioned above.
- Meditating works great for focus which is another method for getting things done, it’s a small step that yields a big result in terms of productivity.