Last year, our Holiday Squirrel Derrek shared his tips and tricks on productivity and how to get more done every day. Derrek is an enthusiastic and friendly squirrel who, like most of us, has too much work to do.
Luckily, he got help. The Wise Owl helped him learn all the best productivity tips that help Derrek further.
The squirrel and the owl shared 15 different insights that were read by thousands of people. Hopefully, they helped everyone who followed them, be more productive.
Now, it's a good time to make sure all these tricks stick and you can benefit from them every year.
Remember, being productive is not a lifehack to be done only once. Staying productive is a lifestyle choice, a mission to yourself. A goal for the next year that shouldn't be abandoned as fast as January-made gym membership card.
If you're new to productivity, it helps to take it slow. Start following one of those tips, and after it has become a habit, you'll be able to add the next one.
Tracking goals and sharing ideas.
The most important thing about staying productive is having clear goals and working towards them every day of a year.
The phrase "keep your eyes on the prize" comes to mind. Only 3% of adults have clear, written goals, and by every statistic, they accomplish ten times as much as people with no goals at all.
You can read more on how to set SMART goals with Weekdone here. And we all want to be among the top, don't we?
Focus on the important.
In the end, results are all that matter. How you get there, how much you struggle are not values. So if you can figure out an easier way to do things, a shortcut, then that is okey.
That's why you need to eliminate fake work from your life. Figure out all the things you're doing every day that gives you very little and cut it out.
Remember the Pareto Principle.
The Pareto 80/20 rule, which states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes, applies to economy just as well as it does to time management and any other field of work.
So here are all of Derrek's advice summarized in one infographic. The 15 tips you can refer to when feeling that you can't get anything done. A feeling, all of us feel from time to time.
You can also always refer to the calendar, it will stay up, but it will not send any more daily emails. Most of this advice can be easily implemented by using a goal setting and weekly planning software.
Using productivity tools will help you develop a habit of doing the right things. It may seem annoying at first but in a couple of months, these tools change into something that unnoticably runs in the background and helps you get more done.
In Weekdone you can set quarterly goals and monitor their process on weekly bases. You can also make sure each task you accomplish moves you forward.
All of us in Weekdone hope you did well last year. We hope that your next year will be better. And we hope you have time to enjoy the end of the year.
Derrek and his forest friends are brought to life by Weekdone goal setting app, which strives to increase productivity every day of the year. Try it out.