Fellas! I wanted to share a few productivity tips that I try to follow to ensure a good level of productivity every day. I have benefitted from each one of the below tips. I hope they work out the same for you.
1. Be fit
Staying healthy in my opinion is the most underrated and most important productivity hack. With a more active body, you can churn the complete value of your time. You will be able to do more in the same amount of time. That one hour of exercise in the morning will cumulatively save you double the amount of productive time over the whole day. Also, gradually you will build a superb and fit body. Eating healthy and doing exercise will also build your immunity. Think if you never get sick, how much time will you save. With good immunity, you will not catch an annoying cold or be bed-ridden because of a disease. When a disease hits you, you quickly lose many days worth of productive time. Therefore, it is better to do your daily one hour of exercise and stick to eat largely healthy food to maintain peak productivity every day. Do what interests you most: cardio, yoga, meditation, jogging, etc.. The options are quite a in number, keep switching or do what interests you most. Just invest a fixed amount of time in your health every day.
2. Use both sides of your brain
Science says that your right hand is connected to your left side of the brain while your left hand is connected to the right side of the brain. The left side of the brain is responsible for logical tasks like programming or solving puzzles while the right side of the brain is responsible for creative tasks like writing or playing a musical instrument. So, doing activities that make use of both your hands is a great way to exercise both sides of the brain to increase your creative and logical abilities. You will also experience an increase in your daily productivity and memory.
3. Follow the Pomodoro technique
The Pomodoro technique says to work in 25-minute sessions. After each work session, take a short break of 5 minutes. After 4 work sessions and 4 short breaks, take a long break of 15-30 minutes. This technique is helpful in maintaining your body as you can exercise and drink water in the short breaks. Also, you don’t get stuck at a particular thing for too long. The average human span attention You focus on a task for 25 minutes and then take a break and come back to it. You can tweak the duration of the work session and the breaks to suit you better.
4. Sleep early
If you are a morning person, don’t force yourself to wake up for a few more hours at the night to complete a task. Instead, sleep early and wake up early and finish your work. It can be tempting to wake up and do that task but it is best to just shut down. Wake up with a fresh mind and complete your task. You will save your sanity, hair, digestive system and will be safe from sleepiness and dark circles.
5. Use Agile methodology
If you are not already familiar with the agile methodology of working, I suggest you to a look at it. Basically, you divide your work into weeks called sprints. In each sprint, you have tasks to complete. You use boards like In Progress, Completed, To-do to manage your sprint tasks. This gives complete clarity while working. You can use this Trello template to get started right away: https://trello.com/b/DnZvFigA/agile-board