3 Awesome productivity Boosters

If you want to put everything about productivity you will most likely find these points to be worth considering. Productivity has been and will remain one of the hot topics out there just because life is getting much much busier and fast. I even don’t believe how much time we had when we were kids and how much busy these kids are. Having said that, there are mainly 3 adoptions you could do to make some change in your life style and I would discuss a little also about how multi-tasking kills. I am sure you are going to see big change if you think and work on this.

Here you go;

 

Don’t be tangled (unproductive multi-tasking):

“The biggest opposition to productivity is the ‘unplanned multi-tasking to gain more productivity.”

Many people try to multi task to gain productivity and end up being more unproductive, the reason behind this is that, we always over estimate our power of multi-tasking skills, as I wrote in the title “don’t be tangled” we tend to confuse the path when we try to multi task, let’s say, for example when a person is handling more than one tasks at a time he would be worried about all, his brain will work about all, eventually he will try to accomplish all and he would fail to do so as he would be tangled, in short if you would like to do it fast, you need to do it single and then move on to another task. In my office there is one guy who handles more than one task and he is always worried what to do because he always start all tasks together. He ends up being late and being more confused than before.

tangled ropes

How to be tangle free in summary:

Do one thing at a time

Concentrate when you are doing

Don’t think of other tensions

Always think this is the right time to do this work, if I didn’t do today then I won’t be able to do it in the future :p

tangled nature

 

Kill time killers:

 

“You want to be productive? Kill time killers.”

 

Actually we love time killers, it create a feeling of relaxation inside us when we kill time for nothing. I would say “if we do what we need only then the day is too long for us”. Sure we should live our lives but when we need productivity then we need to be focused.

 

Biggest time killers are:

  • TV
  • Entertainment and social websites
  • Laziness

Yes laziness is also a huge time killer as it lets the process to slow down and take more time.

 

Who said I am against TV. Just watch your favorite program and that’s it. If we calculate the time we change the channels and wander around, it’s noticeable. Time killing means when there is no program to watch and you are still roaming around the channels to see IF there is something worth watching, that’s time killing.

 

Top 5 time killers are as follows and how people are spending time

 

Rank Name Percentage of people (As of 2013 august) Time wasted
1 Emails 40% of people using the internet WASTE time checking emails for nothing, On average 2 hours are wasted.
2 Social networking 75% of people are spending their time doing this, its ranked by analyzing the ratio of what people get through as doing this at least they laugh for some time but emails are completely unproductive. On average 3 hours a day is wasted.
3 Internet surfing 35% of the people wander around the internet for nothing. They spend 1 to 2 hours.
4 Procrastination 24% of the people try to put off everything. People spend 1-2 hours doing this
5 Watching TV Around 40 % people waste time watching TV and wandering through channels as I said before. People spend 3-4 hours doing this.

 

 

 

Set the goals and follow them:

 

Setting a goal in life is superb when it comes to your ambition. It helps your figure out where you are standing and what you need to do. But setting short term goals is as necessary as setting long term goals.

set a goal

How short term goals help improving productivity:

 

  • It lets you figure out how you are doing
  • It lets you speed up your performance
  • It helps you become more ambitious
  • It helps reducing the influence of time killers

 

 

Productivity is a mix of these ingredients, it is important to keep track of your activities and see where you are going. In this fast world we need to catch time otherwise we will be left behind by time.

 

 

 

2 comments

  1. This terrifies me. My son is 17 and linvig at home on probation for felony burglary. Since he got out of jail about a month ago, his behavior has deteriorated in predictable fashion, as it always does when he returns home after "breaking down" a placement (great phrase, thank you Dr. Alistair.) Of course this was not a matter of breaking down a placement — he was in jail for 6 months before he was able to make a plea deal. Still, here he is.We recently reached the stage of his being home where he bucks up on me threateningly over perceived slights and calls me names. Knowing what comes after that stage (increasing abuse of me, my wife, and our daughter until he and I have a violent confrontation and my wife leaves with him), I sat him down that night and told him, along with my wife, that he has 3 weeks to find another place to live. I hope that broke the cycle, because I am now sleeping with my bedroom door locked and I keep a golf club handy at all times in case I need to defend myself. He has done nothing towards finding a place to live and announced Monday at dinner (we sit down as a family to dinner every night) that it was our job to find him a place to live, and that it's illegal for us to kick him out. He turns 18 in a couple months and I'm starting to think we're stuck with him until then.He lives as if he is still in jail, sleeping the day away, demanding to be fed and sheltered and clothed. I am college educated and in a professional position. My wife and I made the tragic mistake of arguing in front of our children. That is the second-worst thing I can think of that we did to them, the worst being indulging him since he was little, buying him things "just because" and having no real expectations of him. We're trying to fix that with our daughter but for our son it appears to be too late. He is a thug and I believe he is a psychopath. I love him and want the best for him but I recognize the classic pattern of the sociopath — he doesn't have any problems, everybody else around him does. The stress he has me, my wife, and our 12-year-old daughter under must end. I have no idea where to turn to for help. The legal system keeps kicking him back to us. We placed him in a home for troubled youth (Paul Anderson Youth Home), where he lasted exactly 6 days. He lasted a few months in a state program (Georgia's Inner Harbor Youth Villages.)Having read "The Mask of Sanity" and "Without Conscience," I feel helpless to change my son and it seems the only way to help myself is to be shed of him. If I can survive the stress and escalating abuse until he turns 18, I intend to do just that.My wife is in total denial. If the worst were to happen to me, she would be the one looking into the camera saying, "I never thought he would hurt him!" This despite death threats in front of law enforcement officers and counselors as well as in the privacy of the home. My greatest fear is that I am not, as it sometimes seems, the sole focus of his irrational rage, and that something will happen to my wife and/or daughter.

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