Living in chaos and cluster, like every other bad habit, gradually retards your productivity and give rise to unnecessary stress. A key reason why little tasks often appear massive and overwhelming is credited chiefly to disorderliness.
When you put away objects wrongly after use, or when you fail to keep items in visible spots, you tend to run helter skelter when in need of such items and hence, you end up creating more reasons to procrastinate, which in turn leads to many career misadventures.
Hence, in order to hasten your victory against disorderliness and boost your productivity, below are simple yet powerful tricks to put to use.
What tasks do you need to accomplish tomorrow or the day after? What items do you need?
Take note of such and other related stuff in order to free yourself from the burden of striving to remember everything at the eleventh-hour thereby forgetting the most crucial things.
Keep most-used items closer
Of course, regardless of the personality or the profession, there are certainly some handy items/objects you can’t do away with.
Hence, make such items priority at all times and place them at spots where accessing them will be totally effortlessly.
Devise a means for remembering
Yeah, we’re humans, not robots. The memory is bound to fail us at some point in time.
Hence, create ways to make remembering crucial items, events and tasks easier.
To do this, you can make use of
- To-do lists
- Handy apps like Google Keep, Sleep Cycle Alarm, etc. Or
- Working schemes
Declutter unneeded items
The more garbages you’re surrounded by, the more likely you’ll be prone to misplace or forget crucial items.
Save yourself the stress of searching through a thousand useless items in an attempt to find just a single item.
However, every item can be reused/recycled at a later time. Hence, you don’t necessarily need to trash items — just put them away neatly.
Keep it simple
Engaging in one task at a time is important. However, when accomplishing a long, stressful task, and a little task that’d take you as little as a minute or two pops up, why procrastinate? Do it and get it over with.
Exact flexibility in all your endeavors. Less is more — the lesser the tasks, the more your orderliness and hence, the greater your productivity.
Hack time management
It’s almost impossible to maintain an organized surrounding while accomplishing the lots and lots of tasks over the little times we often have. Hence, hacking time management is a must — Devise a means for making the little times just as sufficient.
Keep your surrounding clean
When your environment is untidy, unhealthy or is an eyesore, your drive to work will be massively retarded.
Do the laundry when due. Clean the house often and, return every item to its rightful place after use.
Seize the day
Proven by series of researchers, the mood you kick start the day with sticks with you through long hours of the day. Hence, when you wake up late and rush all through the morning to be punctual at your workplace or school, there’s a huge possibility your day will be overly disorganized — you might even forget crucial items in your haste.
Hence, strive to start every day the best way possible. Wake up some hours earlier and gradually set things in place afterward.
Once again, we’re humans, not robots. Our time is not unlimited but our strength is. Are the tasks getting too much? Opt-out and let others handle it.
Quit accepting and adding more and more tasks to the already existing lots in order to seem more talented, skilled or whatever you may call it.
Review your days, weeks and months in order to be at the top of the organization ladder and easily cross check what works for you and what doesn’t.
Whatever works for you, apply more of it. Whatever doesn’t, well, you already know the rest!
Practice the tips and you’d be amazed how little things play big roles in determining one’s productivity. Good luck!
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