3 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Productivity

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Image of Conservatory Water, Central Park and phrase, 3 Things You Can Do to Increase Your Productivity Are you looking to be more productive?

Do you want to take action…right now?

In this post, I offer three quick tips to help you give your productivity levels a boost.

Work with only one productivity app.

Productivity apps can be great tools when it comes to managing your to-do lists and projects.

However, if you’re constantly looking for a bigger, or better productivity app, or are collecting as many interesting apps as you can, you’re putting a lot of your time and energy into that search.

Why not streamline things for a moment and just use one app?

You can instead turn your attention to checking items of your to-do list and making great progress on a project.

If, for some reason, it’s time to call it quits with your productivity app, you can certainly do so.

Add rhythm to your work.

Slogging through hours upon hours of repetitive work can be physically draining, not to mention boring! Instead, try  punctuating each of your work sessions with some sort of rhythm to help you keep pace. Now, this doesn’t mean working to the steady beat of the taskmaster’s drum, but rather mixing up your work, tasks or to-dos with different activities, sounds, movements, or locations.

For example, you might decide to keep a rhythm of an hour of work at your computer, followed by a ten-minute walk outdoors to get some fresh air, followed by another hour’s worth of work, and another ten-minute walk, etc. You can really get creative here; you could play music interspersed with moments of silence, walk in place as you read a memo, and then sit down as you write an email, and so on, and so forth.

Move items out of your way.

This tip applies to both physical and non-physical items. What items are physically blocking you from completing your work? Can you make small changes to your immediate environment to help you get things done? Could your desk use a good decluttering? Could you remove some clothing donations from your hallway to your car to make cleaning your home easier?

Likewise, what could you finally get done if you removed mental blockages from your path? Instead of building up the act of writing an email to client, or taking out those stacks of magazines from your basement, what if you just brushed the thought aside and sat down (or stood up) to get the task done?      

How about you? Which of these tips are you going to follow to give your productivity a boost? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.