If you’re looking for a way to get more done in a day, then this post is for you. I’ve been there too and know how overwhelming it can be when you feel like there’s just never enough time in the day. This blog post will give you 10 tips that will help make your days go by quicker so that your tasks are finished on time without feeling rushed.
- Get Up an Hour Earlier Than Usual
- Take a 10-minute Break Every 90 Minutes
- Organize Your Workspace to Make it More Efficient And Less Clustered
- Say “No” When You Have Too Much on Your Plate Already
- Use The Pomodoro Technique
- Reevaluate What is Important to You And Prioritize Accordingly
- Take Advantage of Time When You’re Not in Front of A Computer
- Make Sure to Eat Lunch Or Dinner
- Eat Healthy Snacks Throughout the Day
- Get Enough Sleep At Night.
1. Get up an hour earlier than usual
Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more time in the day? How about an extra hour to spend on something that you are passionate about. Imagine if instead of waking up at 7 am, 8 am or 9am, you woke up at 6am! You would have a whole hour before work to do whatever it is that occupies your time and makes your heart happy. I found myself in this situation and it changed my life for the better. I was able to exercise, go for walks with my dog, read books from authors all over the world and still make it into work with plenty of time left over for lunch breaks. Give yourself an opportunity to be productive by starting your day earlier than usual!
Some people think that they don’t have time to get up an hour earlier in the morning. They are wrong! Getting up early will make you more productive, and allow you to accomplish a lot more before lunchtime. What’s stopping you? Give it a try for a week and see what happens.
2. Take a 10-minute break every 90 minutes.
The human brain is a complex and intricate system. It’s difficult to focus on demanding tasks for extended periods of times, so it’s important to take breaks from time-to-time. In fact, research suggests that taking a 10 minute break every 90 minutes will help you remain focused and productive throughout the day.
3. Organize your workspace to make it more efficient and less cluttered.
We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a freelancer, have a home office, or work from your laptop on the go: You know that feeling when you can’t find anything and everything is covered in papers and other clutter? It’s time to get organized! With these helpful tips, I’ll show you how to streamline your workspace so it’s not only less cluttered but more efficient too.
The first step is to clean everything off of your desk into separate piles- one for trash, one for files/folders with unfinished projects inside, and another pile for things that are finished. Once this has been done, now you can start organizing what needs to be filed away or put back together again in its rightful place.
4. Say “no” when you have too much on your plate already.
It’s hard to say “no” sometimes, especially when you want to be polite and helpful. But if your plate is already overflowing with commitments, it’s important to set limits for yourself in order to maintain your sanity.
5. Use the Pomodoro technique – work for 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method created by Francesco Cirillo. You work for 25 minutes, take 5 minute break, then repeat the cycle. I have found this technique to be very helpful in managing my tasks and not getting distracted with other things on the internet.
In order to use this technique you should download an app called “Pomodoro” which will help keep track of your time and set alarms when it’s time for a break or after 25 minutes is up. It’s important that you find what works best for you but if you’re feeling overwhelmed with how much there is to do in life right now then give this technique a try!
6. Reevaluate what is important to you and prioritize accordingly.
Are you spending enough time doing what matters most? We are all guilty of going about our days with blinders on, taking care of the tasks that need attention but not really focusing on where we want to spend our free time or how much we have left over after work.
7. Take advantage of time when you’re not in front of a computer
Every day, we have opportunities to take advantage of the time when we are not in front of a computer. For those who work on computers all day out-of-office time is precious and should be used wisely.
Here are some tips for maximizing your downtime:
- Consider taking up a hobby or learning a new skill that you can do at home such as painting or cooking.
- Take care of tasks like laundry, dishes, and cleaning that you usually put off during the week.
- Spend quality time with loved ones by going out to dinner or seeing an outdoor movie under the stars together!
8. Make sure to eat lunch and dinner.
Spending an entire day without eating can cause fatigue, headaches, and difficulty concentrating. One of the most common reasons people forget to eat lunch is because they are too busy working.
Many people find that their attention span dramatically decreases when they get hungry. It’s important to fuel your body with healthy food so you don’t lose focus on your work or schoolwork. If you start feeling hungry during the day, try drinking a glass of water or herbal tea to curb hunger until it’s time for dinner.
9. Eat healthy snacks throughout the day (fruit, vegetables) instead of junk food that leaves you feeling lethargic.
As a nation, we are eating more and more unhealthy foods. A new study has found that the average person is consuming an extra 600 calories per day than they did in the 1980s. This increase can be attributed to our overeating of junk food like cookies, cakes, and chips. What’s worse is that many people don’t realize this until it’s too late – by then their waistline has expanded considerably from all those extra calories! So what can you do? If you want to avoid these problems altogether or at least cut down on your calorie intake for the day, try switching out some of those less healthy snacks with healthier options such as fruit or vegetables instead. You’ll get a quick energy boost without having to worry about any weight gain.
10. Get enough sleep at night so that your mind is rested and refreshed for tomorrow’s tasks.
Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling sluggish and exhausted, but did you know that inadequate sleep is linked to serious health problems like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression – even cancer? In order to be at your best during the day, it is important to get enough sleep each night.
Here are some tips on how to sleep well:
- Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon or evening hours; try a soothing cup of herbal tea instead.
- Try reading before bedtime for 20 minutes; this will help make sure your brain has time to wind down for bedtime.
- Turn off all screens 1 hour before bedtime; one study found that even looking at a screen as little as 2 hours before bedtime alters our natural circadian rhythms.
If you’re looking for ways to get more done in a day, here are some productivity hacks and tips that have worked for me. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these as well! What do you think about the Pomodo technique? Have you tried it yet? Have any other suggestions or tricks up your sleeve when it comes to getting things done quickly? Comment below with what works best for you.