Productivity is everything in life, business, and career. For most people, becoming as productive as they would like to be or need to be is a goal they are struggling to fulfill. When we try to be as productive as possible, we often end up undermining the effectiveness of our actions.
Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits.
There are some habits you need to break to achieve productivity at work or in your career.
Below are some of them.
1. Surfing Social Media
When you click out of your work because you get an itch to check the news, Facebook, stalking a celebrity, or watching Instagram videos, this pulls you out of the flow. This means you have to go through another 15 minutes of continuous focus to reenter the flow state which will, in turn, affect your productivity for that day.
Most women believe they have the ability to multitask with everything. It’s also a common misconception that we are more efficient doing several things at once, this is not completely true! According to scientific research, only 2% of the population knows how to multitask efficiently. To increase your productivity, focus on a single task at a time to give it your full attention.
Most people are fond of pushing the most important task of the day to the late hour of the day, this will surely affect your productivity! Always start your day with the most important or challenging task and get it done when you are the most willing to do it. You can then devote yourself to less demanding work.
4.Lack Of Communication Skills
Whether you work for a company or work for yourself, you have to be intentional with your communication. You can ask questions to be clear about a task that was assigned to you or an idea you think can help the organization. It makes you work easier and also avoids misunderstanding.
5. Being Indecisive
Indecision can bring a good, productive work session to screeching halt if it goes on for too long. When you don’t know what to decide on, you sift through all the information you have and mentally rehearse the pros and cons until you make a decision. It ends up eating a lot of willpower and energy in the process, derailing your work session.