Get More Done: 4 Stellar Productivity Tips for Working Professionals

Written by
David Emelianov
Published on
September 18, 2023
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Only 12% of employees are fully productive at work. Not being completely productive isn't a bad thing, but if you're struggling to even get your basic tasks done, there's a problem.

We've been there. Trying to increase productivity isn't as easy as "productivity gurus" make it look on social media! We want to help.

Keep reading for a few practical productivity tips that can help you stay on task.

1. Take Breaks

This first recommendation might be surprising, but it's actually the most important one on the list. One of the best things you can do for either your work productivity or personal productivity is to take breaks.

The human brain can only tolerate so much before it starts to overload. If you're working too much without taking a breather, you'll lose focus. Your mind will begin to wander, and you'll start to get tired.

Taking a brief break can enhance focus, so you're able to get more done. Even a break of only a few minutes to stretch or play a quick game can help!

Make sure that your breaks stay short and you don't get too distracted. There's a fine line between taking a break and getting wrapped up in a distraction that costs you valuable time!

2. Write Things Down

If you're someone who has a hard time getting "into gear" at work, make a checklist or a written schedule of some sort. Writing things down can make tasks more tangible and keep you on track.

Break each task down into smaller tasks that are easier to accomplish. This way, each large task doesn't seem so complicated and you can complete it step-by-step.

If you use a written checklist, "checking off" each task may trigger a small amount of dopamine which will keep you feeling productive so you'll want to get more done!

3. Do the "Worst" Task First

There's one task on the to-do list that you're dreading. It might be the hardest, the most time-consuming, or just something you don't want to do. You should put it off, right?

Wrong. In most cases, taking care of the "dreaded" task first is the best thing to do. You'll do it while you're still feeling somewhat productive and refreshed so you can get it out of the way.

Getting it out of the way will also leave you feeling better as you complete the rest of your tasks. The anxiety about that first task will fade away.

4. Get Rid of Clutter

If you're like many workers, your virtual and physical desks are cluttered. You have so many distractions, and it's difficult to find what you need.

Try to minimize what's on your physical desk to the essentials. Keep them all within arm's reach.

For your virtual desk, clear out your desktop. Remove anything that you no longer use. Most important: clean out your inbox. We know it's full of spam and useless emails!

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Try These 4 Productivity Tips at Work

These productivity tips can help you stay on task during your workday. Losing focus is normal, but you have to get back on track! Decluttering, writing down your tasks, taking breaks, and completing the "worst" task first can help!

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