Top 20 Productivity Hacks & Tips That Actually Work in 2024 | Simplilearn - Deepstash
Top 20 Productivity Hacks & Tips That Actually Work in 2024 | Simplilearn

Top 20 Productivity Hacks & Tips That Actually Work in 2024 | Simplilearn

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1. Wake Up Early

This can give you a great head start on any working day because you feel entirely re-energized at the beginning of a day. You can get a lot of work done early in the morning when there are fewer distractions than at midday. 


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2. Use Website Blockers

Use website blockers to stop distracting websites from popping up in the middle of your work.


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3. Two-minute Rule For Small Tasks

Do not waste time deciding whether you should do small tasks that keep cropping up throughout your day. Instead, ask yourself if you can complete the task in 2 minutes or less – if yes, go ahead with the task. If not, add the task to your to-do list for later.


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4. Group Similar Tasks

Batch similar tasks so you can complete them with the same frame of mind. This will make your work process flow smoothly and help you do more in less time. 


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5. Avoid MultiTasking

It might be tempting to do two things simultaneously, but multitasking does more harm than good. Research shows that about 98% of people are less productive when they multitask as they are not focusing on a single task. 


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6. Use The "One And Done" Rule

Most of us tend to keep some tasks aside, thinking of taking care of those tasks later. But rarely do we actually do those later because we won't add them to our to-do- lists. To avoid this, add each new task to a to-do list, so there's no risk of forgetting later.


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7. BreakDown Your Goals

Instead of procrastinating on your far-fetched ultimate goals , break down the goals into smaller, more attainable goals that seem more realistic. These goals should be easy to accomplish and fit into your schedule. 


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8. Let Go Of Perfectionism

Nothing is perfect, so don't waste time trying to make every task perfect. If the work is good enough, move on to the next thing. 


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9. Follow Deadlines

Regardless of how long you have to complete a task, make sure you do it in the given amount of time. Your productivity will improve if you know a deadline is approaching. 


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10. Take Time To Reattach Yourself To Work Every Morning

Once you're finished with the day's work, you probably try to detach from work. Take a few minutes in the morning to reattach yourself to work by thinking about what you achieved the day before or what you hope to accomplish during the given day.       


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11. Shedule Time For Self Care

Schedule self-care activities to recharge yourself to prevent burnout from work pressure. It could be anything that helps you relax and unwind — leisurely reading on your favorite couch, a relaxing bedtime ritual, a 10-minute walk, meditating, painting, or anything else.   


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12. Work Near Natural Light

A simple productivity hack is to create your workspace near natural light. Exposure to sunlight is believed to improve sleep, thereby contributing to your well-being and productivity levels. 


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13. Plan Your Day Ahead Of Time

The first step to being productive is planning a day's schedule in advance. You should know what you're doing when you're doing it, and how long on any given day. Without a schedule, you're likely to miss out on important tasks.

Write down a detailed plan of the day early morning or the night before. Write everything you need to do so that you have a sense of direction and know what to focus on next. This eliminates all guesswork, and there's less chance of you drifting away and wasting time because you do not know what you'll do next.


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14. Write Down The Three Most Important Daily Tasks

Jot down the three most important tasks for the day. Describe the tasks in detail to avoid any ambiguity. Focus on important tasks rather than urgent ones.


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15. Eliminate Possible Distractions

 It's easy to give in to distractions, but you must find ways to avoid distractions while working. Distractions cause a lot of wasted time trying to regain focus on the task. Getting rid of distractions can result in more productive work being done in lesser time. 


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18. Break Down Your Goals

Instead of procrastinating on your far-fetched ultimate goals, break down the goals into smaller, more attainable goals that seem more realistic. These goals should be easy to accomplish and fit into your schedule. 


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17. Start Your Day With A Tough Or Easy Task

The way you start your day dictates the flow of the rest of the day. You can either start by doing the most demanding task first, so everything else feels more effortless, or do the easiest thing first to gain valuable momentum.


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16. Learn To Say "No"

Saying no can be hard for some, but if you want to boost your productivity, you can't allow others to order you around every now and then


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19. Use Red And Blue Colour More Often

Remove clutter from your desk. Studies suggest that red and blue colors improve brain performance, with red known to increase attention to details while blue sparks creativity. Surround your workplace with these colors to enhance productivity. 


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20Take Regular Breaks

Breaks give your mind a much-needed chance to recover from intense focus, but you must maximize the benefit of breaks. Zone out completely or meditate during breaks to relax your mind and body.


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