Too much to do and too little time. This is the refrain that runs through our lives, particularly when we try to juggle work and family commitments. This infographic suggests several techniques that can help you to get the most out of the day.
Properly implemented, these systems should remind you to do all the little things that might otherwise have fallen through the cracks. The techniques should also help to prevent procrastination as most advocate doing the nastiest tasks first.
Make sure to take regular breaks and reward yourself for jobs completed. Take lunch away from your desk or go for a walk and you’re sure to return to work refreshed and ready to focus.
Set blocks of time for work. Avoid distractions like instant messaging and emails whilst you’re working. Set limits on the time that you spend on tedious tasks and then change it up to something more stimulating.
Put some low volume music on to drown out distracting background noise. Some say that Classical music improves IQ. You may want to give it a try. Otherwise, some people find lo-fi music or nature sounds to be soothing background noise.
Whatever music you need, following these techniques are sure to make you more productive. Now go out there and eat that frog!