Being productive takes a serious amount of determination and discipline. I've written my 5 tips that really help me with this and by implementing these tips, they should help you too.
Plan the night before. You will save yourself a lot of time by planning everything you need to do, the night before. Be sure to go into detail: estimate how long each task will take, which tasks are urgent etc
Wake up earlier. Yes, you read that right! the earlier you wake up, the more hours you have to get everything done. Wake up an hour and a half earlier and see how many tasks you can complete before going to work. For those of you that are thinking you can't do this because you're not a 'morning person' ask yourself if you really want to become one because chances are if you really do, you'll make the necessary steps to become one.
Focus. Our phones are pretty amazing, aren't they? i mean, what can't you do on them? while they're very useful, they are also very distracting and when you have work to do, you really can't afford to get distracted. I don't know about you but i have to turn off my phone and place it in the draw downstairs lol out of sight, out of mind ;)
Tip: Classical musical is great for studying/concentration.
Eat the frog. Do the tasks you dread the most, first. I mentioned this in how to stick to a workout plan but it really does make all the difference. Don't leave these tasks for later, because you know you're not going to complete them. First thing in the morning is when we have energy in abundance, so use that time wisely.
Get plenty sleep. When i get adequate sleep, i feel like i'm superwoman, ready to take on the world. I hear so many people say "i'll sleep when i'm dead", "sleep is for losers" and this really leads me to believe that a lot of people don't understand how important sleep is. I'm not talking about missing sleep now and again, i mean it happens sometimes but when you're deliberately skipping sleep or living on 2 hours sleep every night, you're putting your health at risk. At the end of the day, health should comes first... how productive can you be when you're running on empty?
What helps you with being more productive? Any tips you can share? let me know...