Are you struggling to be more productive at work? Increasing productivity is highly dependent on your ability to resist procrastination and use your time wisely. Reducing procrastination is very much indicative of your mindset and your ability to prioritize. Here are a few ways you can reduce procrastination and improve your productivity.
Complete your more difficult tasks first.
It’s easy to check off all your easy tasks right away, but this is not the most productive use of your time. Reframe your schedule so you complete the most time-consuming and labor-intensive tasks before doing anything else. This will help you ease the burden by eliminating difficult activities early on, clearing your schedule to complete smaller tasks throughout the day.
Procrastination is often worsened by interruptions that take up your time and cause enormous distractions. Make a point to eliminate interruptions as much as possible by shutting down your inbox, closing down your social media pages and turning off your cell phone. The more you can shut down sources of distraction, the better you’ll be able to complete tasks in a timely manner. In addition, an interpretation-free work session will allow you to produce better quality work due to improved focus and mental clarity.
Keep yourself accountable.
Though you may have high expectations for your productivity, it’s still easy to get off course. Once you set deadlines for assignments or projects, it’s a good idea to tell someone who can hold you accountable for meeting those deadlines. Furthermore, family members or co-workers can also be great sources of encouragement, keeping you motivated to stick to your schedule.
Even professionals with the best intentions often find themselves failing to complete their to-do lists due to procrastination. Setting a positive example will help to keep your organization and employees on track for productivity and successful outcomes.
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