Length: 5 minutes
Productivity is an amazing thing, if everyone had the choice, we are sure every person would choose to be productive all the time. Unfortunately, that is not possible, in fact productivity can seem to be elusive, flowing faster and slower at sporadic times throughout the day. With most of the work force at home, this elusiveness is making it even more difficult to find that drive to get things done. So here at Astute Review we wanted to provide some general tips and tricks to keep you going at home.
Tip #1 – Get Organized and Stay Organized
This may be a simple thing, but it could end up increasing your productivity in both the short and long term. By doing the simple things like organizing files and keeping an office clean, you save time when trying to multi-task. Organization helps me feel like I am more on top of tasks…and life in general. Rethinking your To-Do list will help this too. Rather than simply listing all the things that have to be completed in a day, research shows that creating a ranked list of importance can actually make tasks throughout the day much easier.
Tip # 2 – Good Personal Health
It is a misconception that working at home is less stress on the body. There is an array of issues that could be affecting you. These issues could stem from the breakfast you eat, the amount of sleep you have gotten, and the amount of physical movement you have had. Focusing on these factors have a material impact on mental sharpness and productivity with minimal effort. Productive and busy are two very different things, make sure you are taking breaks and moving around. It may seem counterintuitive, but you will get more done over time.
Tip #3 – Utilize Software
We live in the digital age; and it is time to embrace it. There are plenty of safe software companies out there that provide products to increase your productivity immensely, especially when working remotely. Shameless plug to our software that automates the reviewing and editing PowerPoint presentations (saving you 60% of your time and 100% of your sanity). You should look into other tools like Grammarly, Evernote, LastPass, Calendly and meeting/collaboration apps like Microsoft Teams to increase productivity. Whether remote work is your new normal or you are getting back to office life, these tools will increase your productive powers with little effort.