Free Yourself from the Productivity Rut

Even when it’s good, life can hit a rut. Many believe that they’re living fairly productive lives, but know they can do better. Does this sound familiar? It’s common. As you work your way along the path you’ve set for yourself it’s difficult to see your own progress, or lack of progress.

How can you improve your personal effectiveness? Try creating a productivity strategy.

A productivity strategy offers you a game plan for examining ways to refocus your daily efforts and achieve better success. The blog Stepcase Lifehack recently discussed this topic, and published a great list of ways you can increase your productivity.

 Of the 13 tips they offered, these are my personal favorites:

Maintain a work environment conducive to productivity – minimize distractions

Put first things first – focus on the truly important tasks

Use the 80/20 rule – learn when to walk away and move on to the next task

Utilize time pockets – make effective use of your down time

Wake up early – get a jump start on your day

I wholeheartedly agree that the key to better productivity lies in your ability to focus on the important, and maximize your unused time. It’s easy to overlook the opportunities you have when you’re busy moving through your day. Take time out to evaluate what you’re missing.

Check out the full article for more tips on boosting your productivity. Do you have any tips you can add to this list? Please share it with us in the comments.

Read: 13 Strategies to Jumpstart Your Productivity [Stepcase Lifehack]

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