Productivity is a choice, and it’s easier to achieve once we stop getting in our own way. Improving productivity is about a concentrated effort to eliminate all of the little distractions and unhelpful habits. Here is a simple checklist of changes we can make right now to up our productivity.
Get up early and maintain a morning routine.
Turn off the phone during work time.
Utilize free time management tools like Tomato Timer.
Check email only twice a day.
Say “no” to anything that is not a priority.
Make time to workout (and eat clean) to manage stress and clear the mental clutter.
Keep a “stop doing” list to record, then eliminate bad or unhelpful habits that get in the way of productivity.
Cut out the “energy vampires,” a.k.a. any and all negative/draining people or commitments.
Clean up workspace every evening, so it’s ready to go for the following day.