During the day there are just SO many things that can keep me from being productive that I’ve created a few habits that helped me increase productivity.
Today I thought I’d share these tips with you 🙂
I <3 listening to music.
However, I’ve noticed that when listening to ‘ordinary music’, my mind drifts when I listen to the lyrics or notice familiar tunes.
Inadvertently I’d lose focus, either changing the song, the volume, humming along etc.
In comes instrumental music/piano music:
- http://musicforprogramming.net/ [awesomely cool website, will see if I can create Spotify playlists based on the playlist found on the site]
- Maximum Concentration playlist on Spotify
- Shut down basic apps like
- Outlook or other mailclient
- Skype for Business or other business related IM client
- Close miscellaneous browser tabs [Twitter,Facebook etc], keeping only the necessary tabs opened.
- Minimize your ticketing system/app
- Block your calendar to inform others what you’re working on
- Set your Operating system and phone to quiet hours/Do Not Disturb
Depending on your work environment, you might want to find an Office for a day to distance yourself from your normal desk and/or work with headphones on [might not be the most social thing to do, but some people do not get the hint]
I’m personally looking in to something called ‘The Productivity Planner‘, as I’ve read good things about it, but others swear by apps like Wunderlist or Microsoft’s To-Do [which might be the same in the future]
What about you?
I’d love to hear about your tips which help you improve your productivity!