Do you want to be more productive today than you were yesterday?
Are you ready to hunker down, focus on your tasks, and get things done?
When it comes to increasing your productivity, sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to take time out to evaluate if you are working as productively as you could be.
In this post, I offer a collection of fifteen questions to ask yourself so you can have a more productive day.
Feel free to ask yourself any number and combination of these questions.
As always, honesty is the best policy when it comes to your answers.
You’ll be better able to find suitable productivity solutions and methods for your needs.
Now, on to the productivity questions!
15 Questions to Ask Yourself for a More Productive Day
When am I most alert and awake during the day?
When am I least alert and awake during the day?
Which types of tasks would be appropriate tasks to complete during my most alert and awake hours?
Which types of tasks would be appropriate tasks to complete during my least alert and and awake hours?
What materials, items, or tools do I need to gather or assemble before I begin work on a task?
Have I prepared information or materials for an upcoming meeting, appointment, class, or lecture?
Have I set aside time to fully review or process information after a meeting, appointment, class, or lecture?
Which of my tasks needs to be more clearly defined?
Which of my tasks should be delegated to someone else?
How will I measure and track my progress as I work during the day?
What type of environment is conducive for me to do the type of work I’ve scheduled for myself?
If need be, what is an appropriate substitute or alternative location in which I can do my work?
What steps can I take to to minimize distractions while I work?
How can I make it easier and more enjoyable for me to do my work?
Is there anything else in my day that I could possibly modify, change, or update to ensure I am working as productively as possible?
How about you? Which of these questions did you find to be the most helpful? What other questions can you think of that would be helpful to ask yourself as you prepare for your day? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!