Everyone can afford to be more productive in at least one aspect of their life. It may be your work life, your home life or your fitness routine that could benefit from better productivity on your end. Whatever the case, the following are productivity hacks anyone can implement into their life.
Schedule “Stress” Time
You cannot completely rid your life of stress. Instead, schedule time where you can sit with your stress and work through it. That may happen through journaling, meditating, running or any other form that feels good to you. The important thing to keep in mind is that this time is meant for you to de-stress. Block off twenty minutes or an hour every week to allow yourself to deal with your stress.
Walk and Talk
One productivity hack that is not taken advantage of nearly enough is the ability to hold meetings and important business conversations while taking a walk outside. It has been proven time and time again that fresh air combined with physical exercise stimulates your brain, produce endorphins and leave you in a better head space. That being said, take your meetings on the go. If you have a one on one meeting scheduled with an employee and the weather is nice, take that meeting outside. Both of you will benefit from the exercise and fresh air, and you have crossed two items off your to-do list at once: exercise and meet with your employee.
Set Daily Goals
It is one thing to say that you want to become more productive, it is another to actually set productivity goals and measure your progress daily. By setting daily goals for yourself, you will have tangible evidence to review at the end of the day. For instance, if you set your goal at the beginning of the day to make ten client phone calls, that is something you can measure at the end of the day. If you made 13 client calls that day, you know your productivity is high. If you only made seen phone calls, you know you need to be more productive tomorrow. By setting daily goals you can track your productivity consistently.
Everyone can benefit from being more productive. By scheduling stress time for yourself, you allow yourself to healthily release stresses that inevitably build up throughout the week. By conducting meetings outside and on the go, you kill two birds with one stone by getting exercise and a meeting in. Lastly, when you set daily goals for yourself, you can reflect on your productivity levels more easily at the end of every day.