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Do you feel you constantly juggle too many tasks and never finish anything? You’re not alone. This blog post will discuss some of the best-kept productivity secrets, including batching tasks, using timers, and saying no. I’ll also share tips on ensuring you live a life that fills your soul.
It’s also important to remember that you can’t do everything. Sometimes, you have to say no to focus on what’s important. I’ve been working on this lately, and it’s been beneficial. One of my friends said, “Sometimes living a life of yes means saying no.” And I think that’s such a good rule of thumb.
Batch Similar Tasks Together
One of the best ways to increase productivity is to batch similar tasks together. This means grouping similar tasks and completing them all at once. For example, if you need to make some phone calls, do all your calls in one sitting rather than spread out throughout the day. Batching saves you time and energy because you’re not constantly switching tasks, and helps you be more efficient.
Do Things That Fill Up Your Cup
Make sure you’re doing things that make you happy and help you recharge. I’m still working on this, but I know it’s essential. For example, dancing brings me joy, so I try to dance every day, even just for a few minutes.
Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Take steps out of your comfort zone. I’m not saying that you need to parachute out of a plane (because I will not be doing that. Also soo afraid of heights), but do something that stretches you a little bit. Then, even if the experience sucks, you will have learned something that can serve you in the future.
Another excellent productivity secret is using timers. They help you stay focused on a task and avoid getting side-tracked. For example, if you’re working on a project that requires your full attention, set a timer for 30 minutes and work on the project until the timer goes off. Then, take a break for a few minutes before continuing with your work.
Create Your Own Definition of Success
And finally, success may look different to you, and that’s OK. A couple of years ago, I was so busy with my day job that I barely had time for my business. I wanted to do something consistently for my audience to provide value. That’s how the idea for my #jesspicks newsletter was born. I feel successful as long as I get an issue out every week. It doesn’t matter if it goes to 50 people or 500 people. What matters is that I’m doing something that I love and that helps others.
So there you have it, my friends: a few of my best-kept productivity secrets. Do you have any to share? I’d love to hear them!