Productivity is the life force of any business, especially in the creative field. But like any other kind of fuel, you can run out of it and everything can come to a grinding halt as a result.
There are 3 effective ways to improve productivity:
1. Improve Willpower
There are tried and tested ways to increase productivity by way of improving willpower - and they’re quite simple to accomplish.
Here are a few ways:
- Manage stress levels
- Stay positive
- Take a power nap
- Get good nutrition
You can also learn to work smarter, not harder. How? By focusing on energy management, not time management.
Here are a few tips:
- Take frequent breaks
- Sleep more
- Take more vacations to rejuvenate energy levels
- Manage what you eat
While there are some stress factors that cannot be controlled (such as weather and traffic), you can control your work environment so that it becomes more conducive to productivity.
Here are few methods:
- Reduce the resistance to start
- Work in a public environment where you are being monitored
- Track your productivity (and improve it)
- Listen to music that helps you improve productivity
- Don’t multitask!
Read more about the psychology of productivity here.