January 1, 2019

5 uncommon tips to be more productive

Don’t have enough time to write emails, posts, email specials, work on customer service, orderspa management supplies etc….  Here are some tips to help you get on track for 2019.

  1. To do list
    • Make a list of the most important 25 tasks to get done
    • Circle the 5 most important ones and focus on those
    • Do not focus on #6-25
  2. Take a break
    • Take 15 min breaks and refresh your brain.
    • It has been proven that viewing your social media can lower your stress during your day
    • Microsoft conducted a study and saw that employees were more productive if they were able to view their social media while at work.
  3. Work in sprints
    • Pomodoro technique – Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s created a technique that uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
    • Work hard with timed breaks
    • Can change interval time if desired.
  4. Accomplish your least favorite task first
    • Do your most difficult task first every single day because it’s easier to avoid procrastination if you complete your most difficult task first.
  5. Don’t Multitask
    • Scheduling too many tasks can leave you overwhelmed. Trying to multitask to get through the crammed to-do list can lead to mistakes and wasted time.
    • Multitasking can decrease your productivity. Focus on one task at a time. Once you complete it move on to the next one.

Have a productivity tip that works for you.  Please share with us.