Boosting your levels of productivity provides you with more opportunities. Whether you want to earn a promotion by delivering more projects at work, or simply want to make more time by getting housework done faster, here are key figures that you can look to for some inspiration and tips on being more successful and productive.
Marie Kondo is a world-famous Japanese author who has shared her insights on how to do things quicker, from tidying the house to getting boring jobs done that you have been putting off at work. You might have noticed that if you have a task lingering over you that you really don’t want to do, you end up putting it off until last. During that time, it can distract you if you have it sat at the back of your mind. When you have a task like this, always get it out of the way first, as this will give you a sense of achievement early on in the day and will also save you the time worrying about this task.
Many productivity experts will direct people to the Pomodoro Technique which Francesco Cirillo invented in the 1990s. The idea of this method is that tasks are split into 25-minute intervals and you time yourself doing the work. Because you are working to a set time, you are more likely to focus on getting the task done and won’t get sidetracked by unrelated distractions. After the 25 minutes are over, you then have a short break of a few minutes, maybe to get a drink, before you start the next 25-minute slot of work.
Franklin coined the quote “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” and that is exactly the kind of inspirational quote you need as a reminder if you tend to just plough on through work without having a proper plan in place. This is key in your personal life as well as your career, but there are many ways around uncertainties that you may not have considered. For example, having a good level of structure to your plans will help you to stay focused on them. That could come from writing out a daily to-do list of tasks that you need to get through and ticking each one off as you get it completed or setting targets to achieve project deadlines by a certain date. Alternatively, you could follow the many who have found support when they visited a psychic or used an online psychic service like TheCircle. The idea behind getting a psychic reading is that it can help to develop clarity and allow you to set plans for the next chapter of your life.
Tanya Goodin is the founder of Digital Detox, helping people to understand the importance of taking time away from screens and avoid the negative side effects of being logged onto devices for too long. If you find that you are often procrastinating or letting your mind get occupied by unimportant things like checking social media, then having some time away from non-essential internet distractions will help your productivity as well as your mental health.
These are some great examples of people to inspire you into streamlining your life by following their principles.