If you feel like you’re a little bit less productive than you should be in your business or day to day life, chances are you’re trying to figure out ways to get better at doing more. That being said, it isn’t always as easy to work harder and not sleep in.
In fact, being productive can be pretty difficult for many people. Lucky for you there is advice on becoming more productive from successful CEOs. The guidance from the CEOs can help even if you are not running a Fortune 500 company.
Find some private time where you can’t be interrupted. Even if that means just an hour or two a day, that time is when you can really focus in on what you need to take care of without any distractions.. You’ll be much more productive as a whole if you can implement this time into your daily life.
Check e-mail on a schedule. E-mail can very time consuming, but you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to answer every piece in your inbox. Check your email in the morning and afternoon and focus on other tasks the rest of the day.
Take breaks every 90 minutes. Even a 10 minute break can help you stay focused and work harder for longer periods of time.
Get up early. When you wake up early, you have extra time before you have to get to work or take care of daily tasks. You can use that extra time to be productive. Even an hour in the morning can contribute to your overall productivity.
Avoid distractions. Work in a quiet place, use headphones or make sure people know you need a quiet environment in order to focus. Fewer distractions mean more productivity and a better work life.
Schedule important tasks when you’re at your most energetic. Whether it be in the morning or afternoon, you’ll be more productive if you follow your body’s schedule.
Don’t write novels in e-mail. Keeping emails short and sweet will save you a lot of time in your daily life.