DEV Community

loading...
Cover image for 5 Tips To Work Smart

5 Tips To Work Smart

ajayneman45 profile image Ajay Neman ใƒป2 min read

1> NO DISTRACTION :

Distractions like social media, texting, or even just the notification sound are proven to be the number 1 cause for low productivity in work. Decide on a specific period of time you're going to work and turn off your phone/turn on the airplane mode so you don't have any distractions while working.
Only practicing this daily take your focus and productivity to a new level

2> USE THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE :

Studies show, that working in chunks of work increase productivity in work. Cut your work into 20-25 minutes of work, and then 5-10 minutes rest.
In the working time, your ONLY focus is getting ONE THING done. Turn on the airplane mode and focus for 25 min. Once the time goes off, take a break to get physically moving, take a short rest, and prepare for next Pomodoro. Usually after 4 sessions of 25 minutes it's best to plan a longer break for 30-50 MIN.

3> OUTSOURCE :

Find your strengths and focus on them. Find your weak areas, and find the right person whose weakness is his strength.
For example you're really good at copywriting for your business, but design is your weakness. Focus your time writing MORE copy, and find the right person to take that copy and make designs out of it.
This will help you achieve more in less time, and maintain the HIGHEST QUALITY.

4> THE 6 GOALS RULE :

Aiming to finishing 20 tasks in one day will probably just get you to procrastinate most of your work without focusing on QUALITY. Every single day, aim to finish no more than 6 things.
Work until finishing these 6 goals for the day. Tasks that you didn't finish will always move to the next day. So if you finished 4 tasks, you can only add 4 more for the next day, keeping your list CLEAN with 6 tasks at a time.

5> PLAN AHEAD - USE THIS FORMULA :

Alt Text

Do you know any other technique to work smart?
comment down how you are working smartly....?

Discussion

pic
Editor guide
Collapse
quantumk9 profile image
QuantumK9

My biggest problem though is to actually get started! Procrastinator level 100 here! :P

Usually what works for me is to "sit and start doing something for just 10 minutes " ... and by that time I m already warmed up and started so I keep going!

I guess knowing you have a limited session ahead can also be a motivation.

Thanks for your post!

Collapse
ajayneman45 profile image
Ajay Neman Author

Procrastination is the natural activity for human and everyone of us has to face it. when I also procrastinate I tried to move again on my strength which gives me confidence to do other work.

Collapse
surajsrv11 profile image
Suraj Vishwakarma

This article going to help me to get more out of my work.โ™ฅ๏ธ

Collapse
ajayneman45 profile image
Ajay Neman Author

Pleased that it helps you..๐Ÿ˜Š

Collapse
mindninjax profile image
Rishabh Singh

Great application for Eisenhower Matrix! As usual great and useful content! Thanks for sharing Ajay๐Ÿ’ฏ

Collapse
ajayneman45 profile image
Ajay Neman Author

Yes..๐Ÿ‘ thanks rishabh ๐Ÿ˜Š

Collapse
anduser96 profile image
Andrei Gatej

Thanks for sharing!

But how can a thing be urgent, but not important?

Collapse
ajayneman45 profile image
Ajay Neman Author

There are some works which are urgent in case of only deadline but really not important Because its output will be minor for u but still u have to do it becoz its urgent...

Collapse
burstx profile image
BurstX

Scott Hanselman told it all long ago youtube.com/watch?v=FS1mnISoG7U