The following are tips to increase your productivity. If you change one small thing you can do within your life, you might be able to make an increase with your productivity.
Perform things faster
Try speeding things up. Some examples are possibly walking, talking or eating faster. By performing these actions faster, your mind will be more alert. Another good example is performing housework. In between household chores just keep going. Do not stop and sit down. This will not only speed up completing your household chores but will increase your productivity level.
Combine all your tasks
If you want to be more efficient and save time, becoming familiar with how to place your tasks in groups is very helpful. Prioritize things such as errands. When you are out running your errands, ensure to take care of the errands that can be taken care of on that particular trip. If you are on your way to perform one particular errand, be familiar with the route you are taking, you can possibly take care of another errand on the way to another errand. Let us face it; it is far more productive to take care of many errands as possible in one shot as compared to spacing them out.
Lean to say no
Do not take on extra work that is not crucial to your own tasks you have before. If someone asks you to do something and you do not have the time, learn to tell them no. Being nice is a wonderful thing however, do not become someone that others can take advantage of. If the errand that they ask you to perform is important, do it. It is necessary to say no if you do not have the time or energy to do it. You can perform this gently as compared to being harsh.
Always stay one-step ahead
Always be familiar with your errands and what needs to be done. After completing one errand, ensure you know what needs to be afterwards. Creating a list is very helpful with this task. It is very easy to become overwhelmed therefore; it is easy to become stuck after performing one errand. Determine in the beginning what needs to be done and merely follow the list you have made and stick to it.
When you follow these tips, you will finally be taking control as compared to allowing the errands to control you. Your productivity level will increase. You stress level will decrease and you will be much more productive. You will also feel better about yourself in knowing that you are someone who can get things done and you will gain a newfound confidence about yourself.