How To Increase Productivity: 9 Proven Tips For Getting More Done In Less Time
Do you find yourself saying, "There aren't enough hours in the day", or "I don't have enough time?"
"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardi deVinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein." -H. Jackson Brown
These 9 proven tips will help you overcome the feeling of not having enough time and will enable you to get more done in less time:
1. Get Organized.
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is gained.”- Benjamin Franklin
2. Plan Your Work.
“You must plan your work and then work your plan.” -Dave Ramsey
3. Put First Thing First.
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” -Stephen Covey
4. Learn To Say “No”.
“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage to pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically – say "No" to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger "Yes" burning inside.” -Stephen Covey
“You can do anything but not everything.” -Kathy Freston
6. Avoid Perfectionism.
“Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you’ll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.”
~ Steve Pavlina
7. Eliminate Interruptions.
"Stop letting other people hijack your day." - Frank Sonnenberg
8. Do One Thing at a Time.
"Contrary to the multi-tasker’s creed, you’ll actually get more tasks done by doing them individually. As well, you’ll do it quicker and with fewer mistakes and less rework." -Craig Jarrow
9. Take Breaks.
“Research shows that we need to take a break and decompress so we can be at our best at work—and at home.” -Tina Hallis
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