Looking back at the whole week, have you ever felt that you could do more? Or perhaps, things could be done better? A report could be written better. Perhaps more time could be spent with family. If these situations sound vaguely familiar, rest assured you’re not alone. With these few tips on being more productive, these worries can be a thing of the past.
- Have a to-do list
Research has found that writing to-do lists helps us to sleep better. Amidst our busy lifestyles, 101 tasks fight for our attention. Just looking at them raises our stress levels. By writing our to-do lists, we are breaking down our mountains into small and manageable steps. When we write down what is to be done and tick each task off, the load on our shoulders are minimised. With a clearer mind and less anxiety, of course we would attain better sleep!
- Do not multi- task
Living in 24/7 culture and having long lists of to-dos does overwhelm us. The many tasks to be done may make multi-tasking a tempting solution. Don’t. Not only are we unable to focus, the quality of our tasks done are also compromised. In some situations, work has to be done again because of the lacking quality, which wastes our time and adds unnecessary stress.
- Listen to music
Listening to our favourite jams before getting our tasks done sets our mood right. The good mood from listening to our favourite music creates a positive frame of mind. This allows us to make sharper decisions, completing our tasks in a shorter span of time.
- Keep your home environment organised
In a study done by Princeton University, it was found that mothers who had to deal with clutter were found to have higher levels of stress than their peers. Home is a place of rest and it should remain as such. Keeping our home environments organised creates a feeling of space and freedom. This allows us to relax better as opposed to a cluttered environment. Using home cleaning services in Singapore is an effortless way to achieve this. You can book part time cleaners with a single tap on the Sendhelper App which is available on both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.
The ways to increase productivity in our lives are not limited to the aforementioned tips. Several productivity tools are available in the market today as well. Some products and strategies may suit us better than others. The key is to keep trying to find what works best for us.