7 Productivity Hacks To Accomplish More At Work

One thing I have learned about productivity is that it is never a one-size-fits-all solution.

Every entrepreneur benefits from his or her own set of productivity tips depending on the lifestyle, the situation at home, and all other factors. In short, what works for you may or may not work for others, so it helps to know and try several productivity tips to see which one fits your working habits and lifestyle.

In today’s post, let’s take a look at some of the most popular productivity hacks known to man. You may just find and/or build the perfect productivity system for you and your business.

1. Assign only one task for the day.

This can be either a large or difficult task that contributes significantly to this month’s project. You will then be able to sit and focus on getting that task done, instead of losing yourself to several small tasks, and eventually distraction.

2. Devote just 10 minutes for email.

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Email has become one of the worst distractions today, so counter its time-sucking powers by giving it exactly what it wants: time. Give yourself just 10 full minutes for responding and managing your email; once your ten minutes are up, quit and return on the next interval.

3. Meetings should only be 30 minutes long.

Meetings are another time sucker, especially when the day’s agenda is thrown into the air by every attendee present. With only 30 minutes to spare, make sure to outline the most important topics for the meeting in order to be able to meet the half-hour limit.

4. Use a password manager application.

Online security is essential, but you may not have the time or the brain power to memorize difficult passwords for all of your accounts. Use a password manager application like LastPass to generate and save longer and more secure passwords.

5. De-clutter your workspace.

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More than just to throw out day-old trash, an uncluttered work space helps remove little external distractions that may throw you out of focus and lure you into stagnation. It helps to clean up the area around your computer as well by performing a full scan of your computer to see if there is digital junk to throw out and delete.

6. Give yourself a break.

A thirty-minute recess from an intense working session can actually help sustain productivity throughout the day. Moreover, the Pomodoro technique is another great way to combine work and rest effectively, as it allows you to work in short time bursts while giving you 5-minute breaks in between.

7. Throw out cul-de-sac tasks from the list.

You may not know it, but your long and aging to-do list may be cut shorter by throwing out cul-de-sac tasks that are no longer necessary or relevant to you. If you see that there are plenty of old and outdated tasks, delete or erase to make room for more important tasks that you know you’ll be able to finish.

What are your favorite productivity hacks? Has there ever been a hack or tip that just didn’t work for you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.