How to Get More Work Out of Your Day

In a world of endless distractions and the occasional moment of self-discipline, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand.But it can also be a great way to increase productivity, boost motivation, and help you get things done.Here are seven productivity tips to help you kick-start your day.1.Use the word “work” in…

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In a world of endless distractions and the occasional moment of self-discipline, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand.

But it can also be a great way to increase productivity, boost motivation, and help you get things done.

Here are seven productivity tips to help you kick-start your day.1.

Use the word “work” in your day-to-day tasks to describe your work.

For example, when I get home, I tend to use “I work on the computer” as a way of describing what I’m doing.

If I get a text from my family, I often use “Dad and mom send text messages.”

When you start thinking about your day as a series of tasks that need to be completed, you’ll start to see what “work,” “work on,” or “work for” mean.2.

Use short phrases like “work out,” “keep working,” “prepare,” and “preparing for” when describing your work to get people’s attention.3.

Use your daily schedule to identify when you’ll have time to work.

“I will be in my office tomorrow, maybe tomorrow,” is an excellent way to get the conversation started.

When you can’t remember the time, use the word, “when I get back,” instead.4.

When someone says something like, “This morning,” you can tell them to work on it later that day instead of immediately saying, “Work on this tomorrow.”5.

When a task is important to you, take action immediately.

“Take this out now,” “put this away,” “do this tomorrow,” or whatever other short phrases you can think of are a great idea.6.

Make time to take breaks.

When I work from home, for example, I don’t want to interrupt other people’s work.

Instead, I use an email alert to get everyone to come to my office so I can get my email and get the work done.7.

Be aware of distractions.

If someone interrupts you, ask, “What time do you want me to get back?”

If you see someone in the middle of their work or on the phone, ask them to “get back to your phone.”

Make sure you’re not distracted by a phone call or text from your boss.

This article was originally published in September 2016 and is reprinted with permission.