Is it possible to achieve more in less time? YES, it is!
Many people waste time because they don´t deal with the right things but are constantly busy. The problem is that they are not making progress with their plans.
If you feel the same way, then this article is just right for you.
Always working productively will not work out in the long run, if you don´t invest in periods of rest and don´t focus on the essentials. The more important it is that you learn to work more efficiently – that means to deal with the right things to achieve your goal.
Working efficiently means that you only do the things that bring you forward and put the unimportant things in the background. Because only then you´ll see success. And success, whether as positive feedback, an increase in sales or a goal achievement, is the motivation and the drive for your further actions.
Now, if you´re wondering how you´re supposed to do that, I´ve got a little magic word for you:
Focusing and concentrating on the essentials to not get bogged down is the key to success. When you focus, you focus on a specific goal with all your strength and energy.
HOW TO FOCUS YOURSELF & GET MORE PRODUCTIVE IMMEDIATELY
1. GOALS & OBJECTIVES.
What is your goal? What do you want to achieve specifically? What exactly should the result look like? Define a big long-term goal. One that you really want to and can achieve. Keep an eye on it and align all of your tasks with it. That can be a personal goal, a sales goal or maybe the acquisition of a specific customer. There are no limits to diversity. So have a specific goal your mindset is directed to.
One method that helps you to formulate the goal in concrete terms is the smart method. With a very simple formula, you can formulate your goals very clearly and comprehensibly in a way that the result can be achieved easily.
If you want to learn more about the SMART method, here is the right article for you:
2. DEFINE YOUR FOCUS.
Stay focused! People who direct their attention to a specific goal are more likely to achieve this goal more efficiently. If you set too many goals, you have to divide your energy, and then you lose your focus on achieving your goals.
You´re mentally strong when you focus.
Therefore: Avoid distractions wherever you can!
You can do this by defining what tasks you are dealing with this week, that will bring you a little closer to your long-term goal.
My Tip: Only do one focus task per day. What doesn´t mean that you can´t still work on other small tasks like answering e-mails and making phone calls – this, of course, is a daily thing and is a regular task in coming forward. In addition, for this day, you then have your big focus task in mind, that needs to be implemented.
Ask yourself: Is this task helpful in achieving your big long-term goal? If so – great! If not, then you should rethink and maybe choose a different focus task.
3. WORK PHASES.
Plan fixed work phases for your focus task. When do you have time to deal with it? That depends on how much time you have or how long your focus task takes. Work EVERY day a little bit on a focus task, because then you always have the feeling that you are progressing.
My Tip: Get yourself a productivity planner in which you can define your most important daily tasks and stagger them according to priority. The planner also gives you the option of setting individual time blocks for each task. That helps you to work on it more focused so that you can accomplish them in the specified time. In addition, you can see which tasks you needed more time for, learn how to schedule your time better and thereby improve your time management.
A good planner that is perfect for working more efficiently by setting different time blocks is the Productivity Planner from Intelligent Change. Also, the ratings on Amazon speak for themselves: 4.6 stars at over 1.000 ratings. A planner hardly can do better.
So, what are you waiting for? Get a planner and start working efficiently on your tasks.
4. NO MULTITASKING & NO DISTRACTION.
Especially women often hear that they are so good at multitasking and are cheered everywhere because they do so much at once. But is multitasking even possible? How can you have a full focus on a task when you have 50 other things in mind and do them on the side? Not at all. Studies have shown that our brain is not designed to perform several complex tasks at the same time.
Therefore, the widespread belief that multitasking helps you increase your productivity level simply is wrong. When you multitask, you don’t pay enough attention to each task. While it may seem, you’re doing more, in reality, you’re doing less, and the quality of each task might be significantly reduced.
So, remember: Avoid multitasking at all costs! No distractions, no multitasking. That´s it. That means that you have to turn off all the disruptive factors – e-mails, telephone, social media, etc. Work focused on your set task and deal with everyday things afterwards.
5. TAKE RESTS!
When you are done with your focus task, treat yourself and take a break: a break with coffee or cake, a relaxing walk or a small sport session. That is a little appreciation for body and soul and a reward for the work done. Because for an excellent performance you need both – body and mind!
After reading this article, you should have learned what really is important to achieve more in less time:
At the end I have two book tips for you:
Let me know in the comments: Do you have a focus? If yes, are you happy with your productivity?
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