How To Improve Productivity: Do More By Doing Less
Have you heard that multitasking can actually be a detriment to our productivity? When our brains have to constantly shift gears, it creates higher levels of cortisol. This causes more stress to your body and brain.
Although you may feel as though you can juggle twenty things at once, those tasks won’t be done as well than if you focus on one task at a time.
Here are some ways to boost productivity with less multitasking:
Schedule it! Rather than checking your email randomly throughout the day, schedule periods of time throughout the day to focus on the task. Resist the urge to keep checking randomly or while you are working on another project. You can also schedule time to break away from the phone and ignore everything else except that one project that needs your attention.
Identify 3 important tasks for the day. Mark the three most important things you want to get done that day, and focus on finishing those tasks before you do anything else. If you’re hungry for a challenge, do the hardest task first. It will give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence as you go about your other tasks.
Use software blocking apps. Apps like Freedom, Self Control, and Anti Social will help you stay off social media and other websites, when you want to stay focused on your to-do list!