We’d all like the ability to work less but get more done, but most of us laugh at the thought. However, it’s more than achievable and it is the ability to work smart that allows people to become successful.
Notice the term ‘work smart‘. This is the crux of productivity and the main reason that successful people can get way more done in lesser periods of time. All you need to learn is how to work smart. This is a combination of elements, which are highlighted in the below infographic created by Blogtreneur.
Take a read through the list and make sure you understand exactly what you need to do to work less, but get way more done.
1. Disconnect In Order To Reconnect
Either disconnect from your work email over the weekend or set a short period of time to check it. Spend your time connecting with friends or family and enjoying your hobbies.
2. Create An 80/20 Rule
Create a daily work schedule that allows you to spend 80% of your time on the most important tasks and 20% on the necessary menial tasks.
3. Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
Successful people have countless demands on their time. Know what it is that you want to accomplish and be willing to say no to other projects if you have to.
4. Work Out Your Body And Brain
Exercise keeps your body and mind healthy. Read something interesting every day.
5. Prepare For Each Day
Plan and prioritize by making a list of the most essential tasks you need to complete each day.
6. Use Shorts Bursts Of Energy
Use techniques like the Pomodoro Technique to manage your energy and focus. Breaking up your work day in short work segments will keep you feeling energized.
7. Reflect On Your Work
Set aside time during your week to reflect on yourself and your work. Reflection gives you the opportunity to see what has been working and what hasn’t.