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Your Productivity Formula

Mar 29, 2008
A productivity formula is an individualized plan that helps you stay on task despite unexpected interruptions. The more of the interruptions you can handle as they come along prevents work pile up, resulting in higher productivity. Check out these self help tips to customize your productivity formula.

First of all you need a plan. The tasks on your daily lists should all be smaller parts of your bigger projects and goals; therefore every small task you achieve is moving you closer to the achievement of your bigger, long term goals. If upon review you find that your daily projects and your long term projects are not lined up, start over. You will not succeed until this is in sync.

Organize and prioritize. You have reviewed your goals and made sure that they are supported by your daily tasks. Prioritizing those tasks will keep you on schedule and help keep you from putting your energy and time in the wrong places.

Be good to your body and mind and give them a break. We know that they perform better when provided with adequate rest and stimulation, yet we continue to abuse them. Take a walk or get up and stretch. Your creative juices will get flowing again and you will never miss the few minutes you sacrificed.

Eat lunch. Again, take care of your body. Just because you are working through lunch, does not mean you are producing good quality work. Appreciate the difference and give your body the fuel it needs to recharge and get the job done.

Track progress and recognize your own achievements, no matter how small. You will be motivated to continue and achieve more success.

Deal with the little interruptions that come along before they turn into problems. The time invested is usually minimal and it saves stress and hours in the end.

It does not matter whether you are working on a big budget project at work or cleaning out your garage at home. Things need to get done. The completion of that work is productivity. Creating a productivity plan for you will put you on track to reaching your maximum success in life, work, and beyond.
About the Author
The Author, Elliott Roberts, writes for Becomng, a Personal Development blog that deals with topics from software to meditation. Find additional Productivity Formula posts over here.
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