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How To Be More Productive By Working Less

Don’t we all want to get the most done in as less time as possible, but being more productive can be a long and difficult process. That of course doesn’t mean one shouldn’t try. Imagine how much more you could actually get done if you could be productive the entire time you are working.

Perhaps the most important thing mentioned here has to be the fact that it’s absolutely okay to make mistakes and skip days when you’re trying to create a good daily habit. Once you really establish a good habit, you’ll be shocked how much it will become like a second nature to you and how you ever managed to get through life without such a great habit.

No matter what field you’re in, it’s probable that you want to be successful.

And if you’re an entrepreneur, to be successful involves a great deal of time, energy, and passion. It would seem like the more hours you put in, the greater the outcome.

But how exactly can one be more productive without having to put extra hours?

The key here is making each hour count as much as possible. This means that you need to be alert, focused, and driven during your work hours.

Let’s take a look at some of the tricks and habits that people have adapted to be successful by working smarter, not harder in order to work less and get more done.

1. Know when to rest

Golden rule to getting more done in less time; there is no point in dragging your feet if you aren’t covering any miles. There’s a reason weekends were invented, and if you’ve ever worked for weeks without one day off, you’ll know why.

Whether it’s one day or preferably two days off per week, make sure to completely detach yourself from all work-related scenarios. Hide your laptop and make it a point to only check your phone when absolutely necessary. This will allow you to gather the energy you’ve spent during the week.  Stay mentally healthy by having a bit of fun.

2. Focus on what’s important

There’s a reason why jobs have been created to do menial work. This doesn’t mean that these tasks are unimportant because oftentimes business wouldn’t flow without them. The problem is that things like social media scheduling, emailing, and returning phone calls can be excruciatingly time-sucks.

The solution? Take a hint from the 80/20 rule. 80% of your time should be spared to important, creative aka money making projects, and only 20% to the gopher work.

3. Don’t “make perfect the enemy of good”

We all want to be good at everything, don’t we? As tempting as it sounds, we can’t be Renaissance men and women in these times. If you haven’t already, List all of the tasks and associated skills involved with your job. Stop wasting time by trying too hard to be the best SEO specialist when you’re a photographer by trade.

Hire someone to do this work for you, outsourcing has to be the key point of you putting your time into something more productive that is beneficial for a relevant field. The money you spend on this will be small in comparison to the great things you’ll conquer with that newly-acquired time.

4. Make staying active a priority

When you’ve had a long day at work, the furthest thing from your mind might be exercise.

Although, the more your blood circulates, the better your brain will perform. Not only will exercise make you feel healthier, it will also help you to spark your imagination on your productivity. This is all in less time than it takes to go for a caffeinated drink. So get up from your desk, go on a walk, or take up some sports on the weekend. Not only will your life become more balanced and steady, but it will help you accomplish more in less time.