​​Habits to be more productive

Nowadays and more than ever, productivity is a key aspect in every person’s personal and professional life. Therefore, developing effective habits can make the difference between success and stagnation. It is essential to adopt consistent practices that help us optimize our time and energy to go further in our daily activities. 

In this article, we will discuss some habits that will help you be much more productive and improve your quality of life.

Establish a morning routine

Although for most people getting up early is not so attractive, waking up early and doing an activity in the first hours of the day such as exercising, meditating or dedicating some time to a hobby, will help our brain prepare for the activities it will perform during the day. Having a morning routine will make the brain active and perform adequately in the daily tasks that you have.

List and prioritize tasks

Make a list of the pending activities that we have, that way our mind and memory will rest. At the same time, we will have a visual tool that will help us to consult what we have to do on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. With this list, we will be able to define which task is urgent and how much time we need to allocate to it. The recommendation is to assign certain blocks of time per day to each activity in order to accomplish all of them.

Don’t be a multitask, concentrate on one thing at a time.

Although being a multitasker is an attribute that many of us wish to have, it has been proven through studies that human beings are more productive when they concentrate on one task at a time. If you plan correctly to perform a task, it is more likely to have a high level of attention, in addition to a better quality of results. The saying “one thing at a time” is not in vain.

Take breaks when performing tasks

Including breaks when performing the tasks on the list we have is valid and healthy for our mind and body. This way we do not exhaust ourselves doing the same thing for hours and we guarantee a better performance. Taking 15 to 20 minutes of rest after an hour of work gives dynamism to a day full of pending tasks and becomes a “breather”.

Recognize your results

Not everything is discipline and structure, it is also valid to recognize what you have achieved and the results obtained. Therefore, giving yourself a reward when you finish all your tasks will help you stay motivated and productive; with a fixed purpose.