Getting More Done Without Getting Burned Out.
Chances are that if you are reading this, you are looking to increase your productivity, whether you are an employee, an employer, an entrepreneur, or even a homemaker.
No matter what industry you are in, or even if it’s outside of a work environment, you want to be more productive in your life. For one thing, lifetimes are limited; no one lives forever.
For another thing, if you are more productive, you will tend to get noticed by your peers and superiors, which can lead to greater opportunities, profits, and success.
The challenge with increasing productivity is to not get burned out in the process. So you need to learn how to not get burned out when trying to be more productive. The trick is to become more productive without expanding the hours you put in.
When people think about increasing their productivity, they think that they have to “pull all-nighters” and work non-stop in order to get more done.
Are you thinking that too? To do more you will have to work longer hours?
While you can do that, chances are that you are going to get burned out pretty quickly by taking that approach.
That can decrease your productivity and even your motivation over time.
Fortunately, you can increase your productivity without having to work non-stop or “pulling all-nighters.” You won’t have to throw more time into it in order to get what you want done.
One way is to remain strictly focused on the work you are currently doing.
Too often, many of us will let our minds wander as we are working on something, often losing our train of thought.
Then, we have to double-check our work to ensure we didn’t make a mistake while our mind was wandering.
By staying focused throughout a task, you are likelier to finish the work quicker and do it a high level of quality.
A second way to increase your productivity is to get more rest.
When you work… work. When you are off work… be off work. Your mind is more able to focus on work and complete complex tasks by getting enough rest inbetween work periods. You’ll also remain calmer when the inevitable challenges arise, and believe me, they will.
People will notice that you get things done faster and that challenges don’t perplex or rattle you, which can lead to greater opportunities for you.
A third way to increase your productivity is by tracking how much you are doing each day.
Set up a plan for each day on what you want to get done. Then see how much of it you actually accomplish at the end of each day.
Analyze where you did well and where you fell short, then determine why or where you fell short.
Make the necessary adjustments and changes to your work routine based on the reasons why you fell short of your work goals, then reassess yourself again the following day.
Stay flexible and constantly striving to do more in less time. Always ask yourself, “Am I using my time to my best advantage?”
By doing this regularly, you’ll become much more aware of how productive you are each day and want to keep striving to get more done each day.
You will also have more time to do other things that you enjoy, thus avoiding the dreaded burnout associated with trying to increase productivity by adding more time to the tasks.
That’s it for today. Go do it!