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Top 5 Productivity Tips To Help You Get More Done With Less Time

Updated on June 26, 2014
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Best Productivity Tips

Whether you are in business or playing sports, productivity can help you become better by doing more with less time. It can make the difference between you doing a lot or you doing very little in the same time span. They say time is money, that is why you should stop wasting it. Now let us look at the top 5 productivity tips to help you do more with less time.

Productivity Tip #1: Know Why You Want To Be Productive

Always know WHY you want to be productive. The reasons is because if you are working hard on projects that are really meaningless and aren't worth working towards, you will regret your hard work. That is why knowing why you want to be productive is so important. By knowing how being productive will benefit you, you will be less likely to procrastinate and will be more motivated. Being productive on things such as working on an online business so you don't have to work a 9-5 job can be a source of encouragement to keep you going even when times are tough. So always know why you want to be productive before you start on your journey.

Productivity Tip #2: Eat Your Frog

What I mean by eating your frog is that you should always get the BIG projects out of the way first. I, just like many people, do not like doing the most important tasks first. However, this is critical because small and meaningless tasks such as checking you email or Twitter will never end. Focusing on the big projects you have to do is the best way to go. Brian Tracy, a well known salesman and entrepreneur, famously talked about this method in the book "Eat That Frog". He said that by getting to work on the big projects first, you are influencing your future in much better way. These big projects or "frogs" can make up to 80% of your results, so by focusing on these big projects first, you are more likely to be happy because the weight is taken off of you chest. This is exactly what the top website design companies do to achieve the best results.

Productivity Tip #3: Set Goals and Deadlines

There is law called Parkinson Law and it states "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion". It simply means that you will do whatever work that needs to be done in the amount of free time that you have. So if you have a whole day to do a couple of tasks, it will take you the whole day to do them unless you set a deadline or a goal. That is why writing down your goals and putting a deadline on projects can help you be more productive. Instead of taking a month to build a website, you can set a goal to build it in two weeks. You will eventually work towards this goal and get it done faster because of your sense of urgency. By setting deadlines and goals on you big projects, you will get done a lot more with less time. This all can be a part of your work ethic just like is a part of the skills needed for web design.

Productivity Tip #4: Procrastinate on Unimportant Tasks

If you want to be lazy, simply don't do the tasks that you don't need to do. This can be tasks that waste your time like checking the email every hour or watching lots of TV. Make sure you don't do these things because they waste time and you postpone your important tasks. So procrastinating on unimportant tasks can mean a big difference just like taking a little steps towards your big goals.

Productivity Tip #5: Reward Yourself When You Accomplish Goals

The reason why this is a productivity tip is because rewarding yourself can be a great thing and lead to you do more productive work. By rewarding hard work and productivity, you can be encouraged to do more good tasks. You can reward yourself by getting some ice cream when you finish a big project or do something that you enjoy. It's all up to your personal preference and what you like to do. So good luck and stay productive!


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      Gilbert Arevalo 

      4 years ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      I agree with you, Beck H. Strive for the big projects. They pay off more in the long run.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      I need to post this on my wall to keep focused. Great suggestions!

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