We all have to work. It's part of life. But for some, working seems like a never-ending battle with distractions and procrastination getting in the way.
The good news is that there are many things you can do to beat procrastination and be more productive at work!
In this blog post, we will go over how to get started on your tasks without being distracted by social media or checking email constantly. We'll also talk about what tools you can use to stay focused on one task until it's done, even if it takes hours!
If you're struggling with productivity, don't worry – you're not alone. In a study by DeskTime, it was found that the average person spends only about three hours per day on their most important task! That leaves plenty of time for distractions like social media and email.
So how can you beat procrastination and be more productive? Here are five tips to get started:
Tip #01: Set realistic goals for yourself.
It's important to set realistic goals so that you don't feel overwhelmed or discouraged. If your goal is to write a report that will take three hours, but you usually spend half the day on Facebook, then make sure your goal reflects that. Start with something small that you know you can accomplish.
Tip #02: Set a timer for your tasks.
If you're working on one task, set a timer to help keep yourself focused and not distracted by other things that come up during the day or new emails in your inbox. It's easy to get off track when doing work; it can be hard to transition from one thing (checking email) to another (writing an important report).
By setting a timed interval where all distractions are turned off, you'll find that you won't need as many breaks throughout the day! There are also free websites like Self-Control that allow users to block themselves from certain sites until they finish their work.
Tip #03: Take advantage of social media tools like Buffer .
With Buffer, you can schedule your posts ahead of time so that you don't have to worry about it later on in the day when you're busy.
This is a great way to make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are updated without having to take the time out of your day to do it!
Tip #04: Take breaks.
It's important not to work all day long – this will only lead to burnout. When you're taking a break, try not to check email or social media sites.
Instead, get up and move around, go for a walk outside, or talk with co-workers face-to-face instead of over email.
Tip #05: Use productivity tools like Evernote
Evernote is a great way to keep track of your ideas and schedule all in one app. You can also use it as an online planner where you write down what time each task will be due on the date, making sure that everything gets done by its deadline!
Remember, productivity doesn't come naturally to everyone.
That's okay – not everything is easy for everybody! If you find yourself struggling with productivity on a daily basis, remember that it isn't the end of the world and there are ways to fix this problem.
Use the tips in this blog post to help get you started.
And don't forget to take breaks – it's important not to overwork yourself!
If you're looking for more productivity hacks, be sure to check out our other blog posts on the topic!
Do you have any other productivity tips to share? Let us know in the comments below! We'd love to hear from you.