4 Smart Hacks On How To Be Productive
I feel that way most times and I’m sure you also feel that way sometimes. It just happens to everybody.
Being productive is very important no matter what you want to get done whether it’s an office task, school work, house chore or a blog-related task.
I’ve organised few hacks on how to be productive.
This post is arranged in this order;
- Time management technique
- Productivity apps and extentions
- Tools for Blog-related tasks
If you’ve noticed, these days I’ve being talking a lot about planners and journals because they are really great!
Is it even possible to be productive without making realisitic plans? I think the answer is an emphatic NO!
I’ve realized that when I write the things I need to get done and the things I want to achieve (my goals and TO-DOs), I become more productive. It’s so easy for me to get buried in school work and forget that I have other things I need to take care of.
Maybe you’re not a student but there are times when you get carried away performing just one task for ages or doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with your goals and targets.
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You can use a planner or journal to do this or a random piece of paper but don’t you think so many pieces of papers will make your work area look messy?
Just get organised. Organise your TO-DOs and simplify your work!
TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE
No time! No time!! No time!!! That phrase is the most used excuse for not being productive. I use it. You use it. We all do.
As a blogger and a student, I’ve always wanted an extra day between saturday and sunday and 6 more hours added to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays so I can get more things done!
Is that even possible?
In reality, it’s actually time management and self-discipline we should be talking about and not “NO TIME”
Striking a balance between all that you need to get done requires self-discipline and proper time management.
But how exactly can you do this?
I use alarms or stop watches most times to help me keep track of time. I avoid multitasking because multitasking is just a good way to waste time. Get one task done and move to the next.
You can also use the Pomodoro technique, this works well like alarm clocks.
PRODUCTIVITY APPS AND EXTENSIONS
There are a lot of productivity apps and extentions on the internet and you need to be very selective because some of them are just going to waste your time. You don’t need to cluster your computer or phone with so many apps and extensions just pick those ones that can help you get things done and focus on them.
TOOLS FOR BLOG-RELATED TASKS
Google analytic/webmaster: I use this to track my progress and blog traffic.
Buffer: I use buffer to schedule my posts for my social media accounts and it saves me a lot of time and energy. It’s a free tool.
Email hunter: This tool saves you the stress of looking for a website owner’s email. I haven’t used this. Someone recommended it.
Save to pocket: This tool allows you save articles for later use. If you’re doing a research for a post or article, then this tool will make your work easier.
You might want to read this too! 8 simple ways to increase your productivity
OVER TO YOU
What’s your best hack on how to be productive?
Let me know in the comment section.