5 More Tips To Make Sure You Get Stuff Done!Posted: 26th of August 2015 by
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check yesterday’s list of tips to help you get stuff done (“5 Tips To Make Sure You Get Stuff Done!”), but if you are still struggling or need some extra advice, not to worry! It seems that ‘to-do’ lists and regular breaks are not quite cutting it for you. This calls for a different approach – something more cerebral perhaps? Maybe your lack of motivation is not your fault at all but has more to do with others and your environment? Or perhaps you just need to freshen things up a little bit in order to get going? In which case, whether you are at work or struggling to complete something for college, check out this list of 5 more tips to make sure you get stuff done!
- Have A Change Of Scene
Tired of sitting in the same drab room? Why not take your work on the road and hit a coffee shop or the library to do some work instead? The exercise may help you clear your mind while the change of scene could offer you a fresh perspective without the distractions of the office or your home. This may not be possible for everyone, but you can still get a boost by giving your work-space a little sprucing up. A quick tidy and maybe the addition of a few new things (plants, stationery, pictures, etc) may leave you feeling a bit more motivated and productive.
- Drop Out
This tip ties in with changing your environment, but is useful wherever you are. We are all used to being constantly connected to others via our phones and computers, which means that people always seem to expect to be able to get hold of us. This is great in some circumstances, but is a little annoying when you are trying to focus on getting something done. Use your phones ‘do not disturb’ function or just leave it in another room (or switch it off) every now and again, just so you can get on with your work. The same goes for your email and social media – resist the urge to keep checking it and instead focus on the job in hand.
- Say ‘No’
This ios particularly tough if you are used to being a social butterfly, but sometimes you just have to say ‘no.’ Turning down offers to go out in favour of getting your work done is always tough but by telling someone that you are too busy to meet them for lunch will lessen the pressure on you and let you get your stuff done. The same goes for taking on more tasks at work – don’t just accept everything that lands on your desk if you are truly too busy. Instead set priorities, and maybe even ask for some help.
- Look After Yourself
Make sure you eat and sleep properly. Cutting corners in these areas will only lead to you becoming less productive and getting less done. It can leave you feeling sluggish and unmotivated, so make sure you eat properly and get enough rest. It might also be worth trying to get your work done early in the morning if possible, before tiredness sets in and while you are still at your freshest from a good night’s sleep.
- Get A Diary
Slightly different from your to-do list, a diary will let you keep track of things over a longer period of time. A calendar (digital or physical) will work equally well, as will an app that allows you to set schedules and reminders, but the main thing is that you use it. This will allow you to plan your time properly, so that you can get your work or study done, and still make sure you organise some fun times too. Balancing your work and home life is important, so use your diary daily!
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