Remember the saying, work smarter not harder?
Well, let's just say that this tends to be true in most situations, including your day to day work schedule.
If you often find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of work you need to do, there might be a better way you can achieve your goals (without unneeded stress). Let's jump in!
Group similar tasks together
Begin to categorize your days. Mondays are for X, Tuesdays are for Y, Wednesdays are for Z. See where I'm going with this?
This will not only make it much easier to complete bunches of small tasks, but is also simplifies your overall workspace since you've cut out miscellaneous projects that aren't directly related to the day's focus.
Keep track of how you spend your time.
Do you know where the hours of your day are going?
It can be so easier to get caught up in the hustle and bustle that is life. This can lead to excessive and unnecessary stress, since you always feel like there simply aren't enough hours in the day.
When in fact - we all have the same 24 hours, it just comes down to how we use it!
Spend a week tracking your hours. Did you spend an hour today randomly on your phone? Write that down?
This will give you a better idea of where you are spending your time (and how you can be spending it in better ways.)
Use timers to set short goals for yourself.
Half of the reason big projects seem so intimidating is because we are looking at them from a bird's eye view instead of an ant's. Yes, an ant's perspective.
Look right in front of you - what do you need to accomplish first? That's how an ant would see it. One step at a time.
Break up big projects into small sessions. This is the best way to decrease stress and maximize productivity at the same time.
Similar to the first tip, it also helps to simplify your life since you will only be focusing on a single task.
Multitasking is great - but not when you're already overwhelmed. Create small goals and benchmarks to lead up to your main goal.
I hope this helps you get a better idea of how you can maximize your productivity while simplifying your life. Good luck and come back next week for more business and lifestyle tips and advice!