7 Stress-Free Ways to Get More Done

By on September 4, 2013

Fotolia_31998794_XSHere are seven ways to get organized and dramatically boost your personal productivity. Follow some (or all) of these seven methods and you’ll find yourself getting much more done in less time with others noticing a difference too:

  1. Clear desk clutter – Get some help the first time you do this if you’re procrastinating about it. A messy work area is depressing, which is the last thing you need at work.
  2. Less talk and more work – No problem with having a quick chat at the coffee machine but don’t let it linger unnecessarily. Set yourself strict limits so you can get done what you need for the day.
  3. Try some white noise – Put some white noise (from light classical to ocean sounds) on your MP3 player to help you remain calm and focused.
  4. Write stuff down – Get in to the habit of taking notes so you don’t get sidetracked from important tasks. On paper, in your smartphone, use whatever system works best for you.
  5. Stop surfing the web –ask yourself if you really need to look at the news headlines that often each day.
  6. Get more sleep – It sounds obvious, but it may be that you’re feeling sluggish because you need more sleep.
  7. Change your job – At face value this sounds a bit extreme, but honestly, if you find your work productivity is suffering because you hate what you do, then it’s most likely time for you to look at doing something else.

Now, by reading this article you’ve taken that all important first step towards boosting your productivity. I challenge you to take that next vital step by giving some or all of them a try, then letting me know how you’re getting on. Feel free to post a comment below.

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3 Comments

  1. Bernie Baker

    October 23, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Delegating is also effective. So many people are simply afraid to ask for help. I like to call in for backup when my honeydo list gets too big!

  2. Sean

    December 14, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Great list. Every five minutes I usually close all the browser tabs that I’m not using. This prevents distraction and helps keep my slow browser from dragging.

  3. RACHEL

    March 5, 2014 at 2:40 am

    I think that’s a great review here.

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