How To Get More Out Your Day

Days and weeks go by and sometimes you wonder what did you achieve in that span of time or how near you are to achieving your goals. We all have days like that where we ponder on our time spent and achievement but now every day has to be that way. Some days are good and some of them can be made more productive if you follow a few steps in your life. We all have 24 hours in a day but some achieve more while others do not here quality matters over quantity. By taking some small steps in your schedule you might notice a clear difference in your productivity. Here are a few steps to make more out of your day.

  1. Effectiveness:

There is a fine line between effectiveness and efficiency. If you are able to complete your tasks on your to do list with efficiency but haven’t produced the results you wanted, then you are not being effective. Try to be effective while doing a task, many people spend a good amount of time on things that won’t return them the results they are looking for that’s why it is essential to categorize them into essential and nonessential tasks.

  1. Prioritize:

Once you know what activities highly effect your effectiveness rather than your efficiency it’s time to determine each task’s importance. Add low priority to the tasks that are less important on your to do list and do them after you have completed your most important tasks of the day. Prioritizing your schedule will ensure that your daily activity is aligned with your long term goals and objectives.

  1. Plan your day each morning:

Each morning before you start doing your work make a mental list of what tasks should be completed today. Mornings are the most energetic and productive time of the day so it is best to complete the most important tasks as afternoons might bring distractions. Making time in your morning for the most important tasks will ensure success and will help you feel effective throughout the day, this will sow seeds for the rest of the day to be successful and productive.

  1. Review your day:

At the end of your day, spend some time and think back on what you did the whole day. Make notes of activities that made you feel effective and improve on tasks that makes you feel you can do better at them. Review your one ultimate goal everyday so you can stick to it and learn from your mistakes and celebrate success every now and then.

  1. Finish strong:

Right before you are about to finish your day at work, complete a few small tasks like clearing off the desk, process your inbox to empty, create a to do list and make a rough sketch of things you want to do the next day. This will help you get off to a great new clean start tomorrow to complete your tasks and achieve day to day success and finally achieving your ultimate goal.