Jul 7, 2020
4 Ways I was sabotaging my productivity
For many of us, our productivity is one of the most essential qualities that we can actively improve. Being productive means that you'll be able to get more done, which could lead to a raise or promotion. A common misconception about productivity is that you have to work harder, take fewer breaks, and spend more time at work. However, most of the time, our productivity is ruined by the long-term habits that we hold. Here are some of the most common ways that you are sabotaging your productivity.
°Learning to say NO to things that does not fit towards my goal was a great skill to learn For example, if you find yourself attending too many meetings Ask about the nature of the meeting and request an agenda so they can stay on track.
°Not having Set Priorities
It can be easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of responsibilities and tasks. Before you know it you've reached the end of your day, and you still haven't tackled the critical work. Setting and organising priorities in advance mostly before bed, really helped me in resolving this issue. With a clear priority system, you can determine which tasks demand your attention and which ones you can ignore for the moment.
°Being Stuck with the Old
Many people will sabotage their productivity merely because they are so deeply ingrained in a system that they've always used. You have a set routine, a set system, and you're scared to alter them because it has worked. If you want to increase your productivity, you need to experiment with new routines, processes, and make small tweaks. Eventually, you'll find a better system that will allow you to increase your productivity.
°Failing to Learn from your Mistakes.
If you try an approach for a specific task and it results in you spending half your day to accomplish a relatively simple goal, then you need to try a different approach the next time you are faced with the task. Failing to learn from my mistakes has cost me and will cost you precious time & Great relationships.
If you find that you are committing one or more of these acts of sabotage, take comfort in the knowledge that you aren't alone.