It’s a question asked so often as individuals try to reach their full capabilities. Unlocking your potential means ensuring that you are using your time wisely and believe it or not this is not as easy as it sounds.
There are many obstacles that halt people’s progress and sometimes it can be as simple as having an aid to increase productivity, removing something that may be holding you back and also ensuring that you are using your hours. Everybody has the same 24 hours a day and seven days a week, so make sure you make the most of yours. Here are a few tips on becoming more pro-active in your aims.
Make A Plan
Making a plan can be done in various ways- you could be writing down an aim or goal or it could be notes on how you will approach something. Either way- getting the ideas out there is key, once you see it in black and white it will help you conquer your vision. Make a time-scale, for instance write down goals that you wish to achieve and when you want to complete them by, this gives you a gage with how well you are doing on a daily basis, monthly basis and even annually. Vary your targets and ensure you are always moving forward with efforts to complete them.
Write Down A To-Do List
Something that seems so obvious yet many people don’t take advantage of a simple pen and paper. Today’s age gives us more choice than just pen and paper; we can now enjoy the internet and all it provides. Use Wunderlist or Trello to stay on top of your to do-lists, you can create a high-level overview with things you need to do, notes and then you could even create a done list meaning when you have completed a task you simply move it to your done pile.
Remove Unnecessary Tasks
Prioritise, this will enable you to get the much-needed duties completed- whilst leaving behind the nagging tasks that have been holding you back. Assess the things that don’t need doing or ones that can be delegated. You may want to pay money for something that is going to take up more of your time than it’s worth. Another example is the unneeded routine meetings that end up as social chats, if you are having meetings that aren’t needed, eradicate them from your schedule until they are of importance.
Use Tools And Hacks
In a previous post, we discussed how the internet can save you time and money. Find out more and discover whether it could help you as you look for useful gadgets, office supplies, team bonding activities and more.
Having a positive environment is key- and if you are planning on working from home then set-up a routine. You shouldn’t work from your bedroom and your office should be set-up so it signifies work! Get a whiteboard, a lamp, notebooks and all the equipment you need. Sit at a desk and carry out your daily tasks with some rest in between. If you are in an office, then harmonise it and decorate it with feng-shui additions.
It’s imperative to amplify your work productivity or even productivity for personal responsibilities. Ensure you do everything you can as you look to complete your goals.