Have you ever felt that the people working around you in your workplace are able to work much more than you do? Do you ever feel like you are unproductive? If your answer is “yes”, you should not be embarrassed about this reality because you are not the only person who has to go through this kind of situation – there are so many others who feel the same. However, you need to realize that the people who work harder are not simply programmed to work in such a productive way; the only thing that's different between you and them is their approach towards work.
If you really want to be a productive worker like everyone else around you, you need to be productive which may require you to change your current lifestyle. You might think it is quite difficult but once you bring yourself onto the right tract, everything will seem normal. There are some important things that you must do to make yourself actively productive.
1. Figure Out Your Actual Strengths
Productivity does not have a standard size that can fit with every type of personality because every person may have different levels of energy, strengths, and passions. Some might be able to work for hours without taking breaks, while others might have to take small breaks of fifteen minutes or more after every 1-2 hours. Therefore, it is quite important for you to figure out what kind of personality you have. If you try to move against the waves, it can become quite challenging for you; however, if you learn to understand the different directions of waves, you can easily pull and push yourself. So you just need to under what your mind and body want you to try to achieve.
2: Improve Your Routine Habits
You must make yourself realize that you can’t just become productive automatically with every passing day because you really need to take practical steps. You need to change your habits and make yourself hard working and busy person. It will definitely be difficult in the beginning, but once you get into the right direction, you will get addicted to work which will be resulted into more productivity. If you don’t feel like working, this might be because you don’t take the rest needed when your mind and body want you to, and you don’t have happy moments when you actually need to enjoy those moments. Therefore, you must develop good habits by improving your lifestyle. Work harder during work hours and try to achieve as much as you and enjoy your free time as well.
3: Give Priority to Large & Urgent Tasks
If you are not productive enough, you may have a lot of pending tasks on your list. This may lead to disappointment and the initiative to fulfill obligations haphazardly – but what if you couldn’t finish most urgent tasks first? All your efforts will go in vain. Therefore, you better prioritize all your pending tasks as per the level of urgency. Take care of the most urgent issues first, and if you have large tasks on your list, try to complete them at first attempt. By doing so, you can get rid of lots of pressure on your mind and will be able to complete smaller tasks with much ease.
4: Never Split Your Focus on Multitasking
When you have created a list of pending tasks according to level of importance and urgency, you need to put every task into a proper time slot as per the size of task. Now you have various tasks that you have to accomplish ta different parts of the day. You must also make sure that you are not multitasking yourself because this will only make you lose focus on current tasks that you have to achieve first. If you try to work on more than one area at the same time, you will just lose your time. Therefore, you must try to stick to one task at a time.
5: Find Out Actual Reason of Procrastination
Every one of us might have to go through the process of procrastination and there might be various reasons in every case. For example, you might be afraid of failure or you are just so lazy and careless about your job. Well, whatever the reason of procrastination is, you must figure it out because this is the only way to make positive changes in your wrongly addicted lifestyle or else you may never be able to make yourself productive. In case you are unable to find out the actual reason, you can also get help from the professionals who can help you figure it out.