Everyone has a limited 24 hours a day, yet there are people who are more efficient than the rest of us. Many a time we see a person and wonder, “what is the secret behind his productivity?” “How does he do it?”

Today we are here to try and answer these questions!

But before we do that let us take a look at why increasing our productivity is something we should work upon.

The relation between Efficiency and Success

The world of hustlers is divided into two major sections, ‘The Winners’ and ‘The wannabe Winners’. Winners are the people who play their cards right. Do the right things at the right times. Winners are the ones who know what they are doing all along. Whereas the wannabe Winners just try and copy the Winners, they work hard but unfortunate for them, the contemporary times value smart workers more than hard workers.

Now, the question arises “What is smart work?

Well to be very frank the only attribute that distinguishes smart work from hard work is efficiency. If it takes a day to finish a particular task and you can devise a way that can get the task done in 12 hours that is nothing but smart work. And your productivity is in direct relationship with your efficiency so if you are a smart worker you are bound to be more productive than the rest of your colleagues. 


Now, that we know the importance of productivity, Let us jump straight to the part all of us have been waiting for,

Secrets to Increasing Productivity.

Well, the secret is *whispers* “There is no SECRET!”, but surely there are unconcealed ways to be more productive that we keep ignoring most of our lives. To find out what I am talking about, Read along:

  1. Always try to do the most important task of the day during your most productive time  (for most people, morning is the prime time. Experiment with your routine and find yours).
  2. Set a realistic time limit for each and every task you take up during the day. Try and finish it in the stipulated time.
  3. Maintain a to-do list and mark the tasks that are important. Also, try to keep the list as diminutive as possible so that you do not get too inundated with it.
  4. Try to ignore distractions including inconsequential phone calls, various social media sites or YouTube for that matter when you are working.
  5. Treat yourself when you complete a task within the time-frame. Order a pizza for yourself or invite a friend over for coffee or take yourself out for movies. It will keep you motivated and you will find yourself looking forward to new projects.
  6. Do not get agitated if things don’t turn out the way you wanted them to. Be calm. Ask yourself, “Where did I go wrong? What can I learn from this?”Trying not to make the same mistake again is an achievement in itself.
  7. Don’t be hard on yourself. There will be days when you won’t feel like doing anything. Do not fret over it. It’s normal to be less enthusiastic sometimes. To lift your feeling, indulge in your hobbies.
  8. Do not get drawn towards the facade of perfectionism. It leads to frustration and consumes your energy and time. Instead, try to complete the tasks one at a time to the best of your ability. Once finished, move on to the next venture.


What will you achieve?

Productivity will help you achieve a twofold aim. Firstly, it helps you finish the important tasks in time so that you have time for your family and friends. Secondly, it boosts your self-confidence. A highly productive person is more satisfied with his job because he can meet deadlines and get the work done on time, he eventually gets more raises and appreciation which is a high motivation factor for most people. So, all in all, increasing your productivity will indirectly lead to you having a more satisfactory life and peace of mind. 

Happy Reading!




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14 Responses

  1. Haha, this is something my husband should read because it is well known that he is slow. It’s not about being lazy but he tends to get out of focus of actual task.

  2. Today is one of those days where although I am struggling to stay productive I have actually done a lot. I agree that setting the most important tasks for when you are most productive is such a good idea.

  3. chandr says:

    The post is very useful and the tips are well covered. Don’t be hard on yourself is the mantra I am still working on.

  4. Yukti says:

    Beautiful tips on how to increase our productivity. I agree with you on all the tips. I always concentrate on my productive time and do most of the work in that time period. Distractions are also the major entity which affects productivity. Lovely post!

  5. We all want to get more done and feel a sense of accomplishment as each day comes to an end. These are nice tips.

  6. Kallia says:

    Productivity is the wildconcept that we need to have plenty of, in order to succeed, in my opinion. But because it is only natural to struggle with it, blog posts like this actually help! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Kimberly C. says:

    What great tips! I was especially drawn to tip 8, since I am constantly thinking I can do better and keep spending time on correcting my work and thinking I’m making it better. It’s a viscous cycle of striving for perfection when it’s never going to be perfect (in my eyes anyways). Tough one.

  8. These are great tips! I love feeling productive, but I tend to stress myself out during the process, so increasing productivity is something I’m working on.

  9. Made Adayasa says:

    Thank for sharing such a valuable post. Happy to read the tips. Trying to ignore the distractions is an interesting point you have made.
    For me it’s so difficult, all the time. I can’t stop the distractions entering my brain ruining my day by destroying my mood.

  10. London Mumma says:

    As you said, In order to be productive, you have to set a realistic time of completing the tasks ahead.

  11. Elizabeth O says:

    Such nice tips to increase our productivity. I agree that setting the most important tasks for us, when we are more productive is such a great idea.

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