Improving productivity is a constant journey and one that needs frequent evaluations and improvements. Yet, we tend to see the same advice and productivity tips over and over again. Which is why I have been working on and compiling productivity tips that are not often shared. So keep reading for these 8 unique productivity tips to help boost your productivity!
Bettering your productivity can help you accomplish so much more in your average day. And that leads to you accomplishing more things that can lead to you creating the life you are dreaming of. Which is why it is so helpful to learn productivity strategies, tips, and advice.
But real quick- I want to remind everyone that is okay to have chill and lazy days! There is nothing wrong with having relaxing days. But if you are wanting/needing to get some productive tasks done to get you in the right mindset to get things done. Or just looking for a little motivation! Then keep reading for these unique productivity tips!
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8 Unique Productivity Tips
Tips To Help Boost Your Productivity
Tip 1: Take strategic breaks throughout the day.
This seems like the opposite of productivity but it’s not actually!
I have a whole guide on taking breaks here but in a nutshell when you take strategically timed and planned for breaks throughout your day you actually can help yourself be refreshed and recharged. Which ultimately leads to improved productivity each day.
It also helps you avoid feelings of burn out and declining mental wellness. Which you don’t want for a lot of reasons of course including that if you get to feeling burnt out you won’t be productive and working towards your dreams. Balance is important in your life and taking strategic breaks is an amazing way to ensure you have balance while still helping with improving your productivity.
Tip 2: Dress for success.
When you are lacking productivity and really need to get motivated making sure you feel your best is so important. And for so many of us dressing for success can really help you feel your best.
So if you are in casual clothes, pjs, or just not dressed for success then go make that change. It can really help you make your day more productive by almost tricking your mindset because it makes you feel your best. I love throwing on my favorite jeans and a nice top to make me get into the productivity mood.
Tip 3: Complete one simple task to start your productivity streak.
Completing a simple task to cross it off your to do list and get you moving and thinking can be so helpful.
Sometimes all you really need is to rip the bandaid off and get your day going. So completing a generally simple and easy task can accomplish that.
It can start off a “productivity streak” which are so helpful for having productive days. But getting a productivity streak started is the hardest part. It gets better once you get going. So start with just one simple task to get you going.
Tip 4: Do a time log when you are feeling unproductive.
This is my ultimate favorite one of the unique productivity tips!
A time log is just a list of what you do every hour or half hour. In order to be more productive you need to have a good idea of what you do with your time in the day.
If you don’t know where your time is going in the day then you can’t make your days (and your life) more productive. So commit to doing a time log on your next working/studying day and figure out what your time wasters are so you can eliminate them. Which will seriously help to boost your productivity.
Tip 5: Stop multitasking.
Okay this might not be one you haven’t heard before but it’s one so many people get tricked by.
Multitasking makes you less productive!
You think that you are getting a lot done at once but really your brain is just rapidly switching between tasks. Which means you are losing time in-between while you switch between tasks.
And you are not truly focusing on each individual task. Which means in the long run it will actually take you longer to get each thing done.
Tip 6: Be careful about phone notifications.
The next way to be more productive is to make sure you are being aware and cautious with your phone notifications.
If you really need to focus for an hour or so I recommend putting your phone on Do Not Disturb to really stop all notifications.
But in general I recommend going through your notifications settings in your phone and turning off any notifications that you don’t actually want so they aren’t distracting you.
Chances are you get lots of notifications. And chances are you don’t actually want to see most of them. But every time they ding on your phone they are distracting you. Which makes you less productive in the long run.
Tip 7: Make automating tasks a top priority.
Technology is your friend!
In any situation where you can use technology to help make tasks quicker, easier, and automated that is better.
For example, if you can create email response templates do that. If you can automate certain emails going to certain folders then do that! Automating tasks and using technology can really help you be more productive. This tip for how to be more productive can also help you waste less time in your day so it’s a win-win.
We don’t tend to see much discussion about automating tasks in the productivity world because they are newer technologies. But learning to automate tasks and making an effort to do it whenever possible can be life changing for your productivity levels!
Tip 8: Make inspiration visible.
I saved the most fun of the unique productivity tips for last!
Make a vision board or just a list of things that inspire you and then put it somewhere visible. Ideally somewhere that you will see it daily. It could become the screensaver on your phone or hang up a physical copy in your closet so you see it every morning.
This is so helpful because getting daily doses of inspiration can really help you be more productive.
I hope that at least some of these unique productivity tips helps you out and helps you become a more productive person.
I know that boosting productivity can be overwhelming and seem daunting. So remember to take it one day at a time and slowly implement new productivity strategies. And most importantly, remember to be patient with yourself and remember that this is a life long journey to being more productive.
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