Being productive is a lot easier said than done! When you have a lot on your plate, it can be easy to feel distracted and pulled in a lot of different directions...
And when this happens, you may find yourself spending your time on things that aren't as important as others, which is why it's important to learn how to focus on the task at hand.
So to help you stay on point and accomplish what you need to get done, here are 4 of my best tips for being an all-star productivity achiever!
Quick Tip #1 Get Specific and Get Scheduled
If your goal is to exercise on a regular basis for example, set aside a specific time of day that you're going to do it.
So instead of saying, "I'll workout when I have time," tell yourself, "This week I'll exercise on Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm" and then schedule it into your calendar.
By mentally setting in stone a specific time to do something that's important to you, chances are higher that you'll make it a priority even if other distractions arise.
Quick Tip #2 Disconnect from technology
Electronics and gadgets can be wonderful tools for increasing productivity, but they can also have the opposite effect and be some of the biggest distractions.
Do you ever pause whatever you're in the middle of to check your phone for new updates? Or, maybe you've found yourself spending countless hours surfing the web or watching TV instead of doing what you're 'suppose to be doing.'
Let's say one of your goals is to start meditating 10 minutes a day. In order to do this, you need to create a quiet space where you can hear your own thoughts. Turn off the TV, shut off your computer, and put your phone ringer on silent.
This allows your brain to focus 100% on the task at hand and most of the time this is all it takes to set your brain up for success!
Quick Tip #3 Regroup before moving to your next task
When you're switching gears from one task to another, consider taking a moment to allow your brain to "reset" and regroup.
This doesn't have to take a long time - it can be as simple as taking a minute to close your eyes and taking a few cleansing breaths.
So for example, if you're at work and you've just completed an assignment or just got out of a meeting, before rushing on to your next task, take a minute to gather your thoughts to prepare yourself for your next thing.
By giving yourself a second to prepare for your next task, you'll be more clearheaded and focused towards completing it.
Quick Tip #4 Learn from those who have mastered being productive
Yes, those people do exist! And I've found that almost all productive people have secrets they've learned along the way to help knock out to-do lists in record time.
One such person is Karl Moore of Nitrofocus. He's offering a free training session called Uber-Focus & Productivity - click here to reserve your seat. You'll learn his 5 'quick fixes' and 2 'brain hacks' that will teach you how to increase your productivity and do more in less time!
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So ZONE IN, focus and kick butt! I believe in you & I hope you try out some or all of my tips above :-)
And if you have any other awesome tips, please share them with the community in the comments box below!
Natalie Ledwell is a best selling author, speaker and successful entrepreneur. She's passionate about helping others to achieve their greatest dreams and ambitions through her personal development programs and her online TV show, The Inspiration Show.