Becoming productive is the first step to becoming successful.
So if you truly desire success you have to begin by working on becoming a more productive person.
These are the 4 methods to productivity which I found really helpful and hopefully they will help you too.
1. DON’T Multitask
Multitasking is the absolute slaughterer of productivity. People think that if they can do 2 or 3 things at one time they are actually doing things faster. WRONG.
Productivity is the amount of output per unit of input. So normally when you are focused on one task it’s pretty straightforward one unit in equals one unit out. But when you multitask it’s like putting 1 unit in and dividing the output by how many tasks you’re doing and giving that output to only one task.
So in the end you don’t just build mental pressure but you end up getting no work done.
2. Sleep is King
Sleep is the most important function of life and it plays a key role in whatever we do. So if you are able to master your sleep, you can master your life. Try to sleep early and wake up even earlier. Also try to find that optimum amount of rest, where you don’t just experience quantity but quality of sleep.
The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of 3 years to a man’s life. - Philip Doddridge
Another bonus of adjusting your sleep cycle is that you can easily add 3 to 4 hours to your day; this automatically makes you more productive as you can do more things.
3. One Chunk at a Time
People feel that if they set big goals they will get more done. The actual reality is, they are just wasting their time. Big goals only make you feel burdened and stressed. They dont help you get more things done and rather in reverse actually decease your productivity.
This is why should always try to break your large projects or goals into smaller manageable chunks. These small chunks allow you to focus on one part of the large goal at a time and structurally get the job done. This also makes the large goal look less intimidating and makes the process almost stress free
4. Stay Focused
10 minutes of concentrated studying is a billion times better than 5 hours of unfocused studying. So whenever you do work, simply make a commitment and stay focused. Put your head down and just nuke it out.
This is the method which works for me.