14 Nov 4 Techniques That Help You Get The Most Out of Your Day
It’s a common sight to see virtual managers manage a ton of different tasks throughout the day. And finishing all of them by the end of the day is a real struggle for a lot of virtual managers.
What if I told you that there’s a way to finish all of those tasks without stress and still have time to do more? For you to achieve this, it’s crucial that you manage your time efficiently. Follow these 4 strategies to improve your productivity and get the most out of your day.
1. Traffic Light System
I do agree that virtual managers eat tasks and projects for breakfast, but if you bite what you can’t chew, you’re going to be on a world of hurt. The traffic light system is basically about prioritizing and identifying the urgent tasks, and setting aside the easy and least urgent ones. There’s some people who multi-task and it’s a really stressful way to work. I suggest you finish one task at a time.
2. Manage Your Optimism or Pessimism
Have you noticed that optimistic people tend to come up with unrealistic to-do lists? Likewise, Pessimistic people tend to come up with really short to-do lists that could have had more meat on it. If you see yourself in either groups, then you’re probably not working at optimal productivity. Start out your day by asking yourself if your list too big or too small. Try to be realistic. This will help you to manage time and stress levels.
3. Cluster Similar Tasks Together
It’s quite obvious that switching from one task to another task that’s entirely different, stresses the brain. Not only that, you spend a lot of time adjusting to different activity types, which consumes a lot of our precious time on busy days. Plan on grouping similar tasks together.
4. The Pomodoro Technique
Studies show that people who take small breaks during work has more productivity than people who don’t take breaks at all. Surprising right? But the idea is that if you don’t give your brain small breaks, you’re going to find yourself procrastinating unintentionally. By letting your brain rest, you’re more focused, thus improving productivity.
We’re always on the lookout for new techniques and strategies to improve our productivity. If you know new or old techniques that have helped you in the quest for getting the most out of the day, then send it our way. Hope we’ve given you value content. We’ll always strive to give help where we can.