Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
Last week we talked about 5 Habits That Will Boost Your Productivity. Today I’m going to look at the flip side.
Lack of Clarity
Being productive is a combination of doing the right things in the right way. If you don’t know what the right things are, you will not be as productive.
For instance, let’s say your task is to clean a bathroom. If you spend an hour washing and ironing the curtains in your bedroom, that doesn’t bring the overall goal of a clean bathroom much further.
It is better to know what you are trying to accomplish, and making sure that your actions are in line with that goal.
I often feel like a broken record, chanting about how most multitasking is bad. However, if you are in the habit of doing things requiring the same facilities at the same time, you are wasting time as you jump back and forth.
Give yourself the gift of focusing on one thing, completing it and then moving back to another. You will lessen brain thrash? and get more one.
What is one of the major causes of underproductivity? Procrastination. We put off doing things for a multitude of reasons, and in the end things don’t get done.
Learn to break yourself of procrastination. There are many books out there that can help you get to the root causes of procrastination (none of which are because you are lazy or stupid), including “The 7 Habits of the Prolific”.
What are other habits that can destroy your productivity? Share below.
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