What if you had 48 hours in a day?
You could work more, sleep more and do more tasks in a day. You would be wondering that 48 hours day is not possible. But by increasing your productivity twice, you can do 48-hours tasks in 24 hours day.
Everyone knows someone who works full-time, runs some side-business and still somehow finds time to play his favourite game, visit friends, go for shopping or even watch the latest movie!
How does anyone have time for work, family, friends and even hobbies?
These super-productive people have same number of hours in a day as the rest of us, but somehow they get more things done.
Here are the 10 tips that will make you double your productivity.
1. Sleep early and get up early
Getting up early before sun-rise is like winning the battle of the bed. This habit will strengthen your willpower and make you a winner.
It is truly said- Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
2. Get fit like Shilpa Shetty
Exercise is one of the great productivity tools in the world. A good physique boots your confidence to another level. This confidence will help you face the things in a better way.
When you are absolutely fit physically, it produces explosive energy multiplying your focus (This tip is a part of daily habits of highly successful people).
3. 90/10 rule
Taking short breaks during long tasks help you maintain a constant level of performance. Work for 90 minutes and take a break of 10 minutes to recover and refuel.
4. Don’t say yes to everything
The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything. – Warren Buffet
Most people have the habit of saying yes to every request. No body wants to be the bad guy. But it decreases the productivity level.
In an interview Steve Jobs had famously said- Whatever Apple is, it is because we said “No” to so many things we could have done.
5. Stop multitasking
When you try to multi-task, you lose focus, you are more likely to make errors and the projects take longer to finish.
Psychologists say human brain is not designed for multitasking and doing so decreases productivity.
6. Take a nap each day
Taking a nap refuels your brain and body. Many people prefer to take nap so as to divide their workday into two shifts.
Japanese are so much influenced by the power of nap that there is almost a nap period (15-20 minutes) everyday in offices. People like Napoleon, Churchill, Edison used to take nap each day.
7. Note the things
Noting the things helps you prioritize the tasks. Whenever somethings comes to your mind, note it down (This tip is a part of daily habits of highly successful people).
Often while working in office, things related to family or friends or something else comes to the mind. Noting it down prevents you from getting distracted and also helps you get that thing done at the right moment.
8. Stop searching for perfection
Waiting for a perfect time to launch something or do something is always a bad idea. We live in an imperfect world.
Searching for perfection kills time and energy. You should better focus on execution and then change the things as per the feedback (This is one of the 7 things entrepreneurs should learn from Kishore Biyani, Founder of Big Bazaar, Pantaloon and Central).
9. Keep time for yourself
People spend their whole time for work, friends, family and the world, but they don’t have time for themselves (This tip is a part of daily habits of highly successful people).
It is important to walk away from the world and spend sometime with yourself, alone. Turn off your devices for no interruptions and spending time alone is great for your brain and spirit.
10. Plan your day the night before
Spending just 15 minutes in planning the next day can do wonders. It will help you just take off the things when you start the next day.
It also prevents your morning from being chaotic and ensures a smooth day.