Productivity is the efficiency of a person in converting inputs into useful outputs. In simple terms how much you can accomplish each day in order to achieve what you have desired for yourself?
There are many ways you can increase your productivity like daily goal setting, making the deadline for yourself, removing distractions at work, doing the single activity at a time, turn off notifications, taking rest between your working hours etc.
But here are 3 activities that are most helpful in achieving productivity. You can use these activities to improve your time management skills. More you are going to use these activities more you can accomplish each day.
1.Plan your day in advance
There is an old saying in English that “Proper prior preparation prevents poor performance”.
In order to achieve productivity, you need to prepare in advance. Prepare your work list for the next day in the evening or at night before you go to sleep.
When you plan your day in advance then your subconscious mind works on your plans and goals while you are sleeping. As a result, very often people wake up in the morning with ideas and activities that they can apply that day. You can also increase your productivity by waking up with the ideas and plans if you prepare your day in advance.
Another benefit of planning your day in advance is that you can sleep more and sleep deeply. Major reason for this is, when you go to bed in the night you start thinking about everything that you have to do next day. But once you already plan your work in advance then your mind has the clarity for the things that you have to do. And all this enable you to sleep more and sleep deeply. This will help you to increase your productivity next day because you feel more relaxed and refreshed.
2.Wake up and start early
In order to increase your productivity, you need to wake up and start your day early. Because early morning contains the golden hours, where a human body feels most energetic and ready to do anything without any stress. You can use this time for thinking, planning, and executing your work. The more time you take to think and plan your work better organize you be in every area of your life.
In the biography of most successful men and women, there is one thing in common that they plan their day in advance and waking up early to start their day. Most of them start their day at 5am or 5:30am so that they have more time to think and plan for themselves. As a result, these people are always more effective rather than who sleep in until the last possible moment.
Another benefit of waking up early is that you can breathe fresh air, do you’re running and exercises in very calm and cold environment that helps you to stay healthier, refreshed and more creative throughout your day.
3.Know your internal prime time
Internal prime time in a day is the time where you body feels most alert and most productive. In order to increase your productivity, you need to organize your work in such a way that you are doing your most important or most difficult work in your internal prime time.
For most people the internal prime time of high performance is in the morning after resting the whole night, for some people it may be the night where nobody distracts them or it may be in the evening for some people.
So it is important for you to aware about your internal prime time where you function at your best to schedule your most important projects in order to increase your productivity. Your most important work usually require that you are at your very best, but if you are not using your internal prime for your most important tasks then you cannot become productive in your life.