Working can be boring, difficult, long, and unrewarding. It’s this entire perspective that makes us lethargic and prone to procrastination instead of getting things done on time. These hacks are tailored to fix this very problem so that you can hack your brain.
- One Goal at a Time:
Interestingly, having to deal with several obligations at once can be intimidating and downright demotivating. A very helpful tip is to focus only on completing only one task every day. You can also trick your brain and perceive the work to be smaller by grouping it into one task. If you have fifteen documents to review, it’s better to make ‘finish the documents review’ your daily goal.
- Start with the Easiest or the Hardest Task:
This is a great way to build your psychological momentum while doing work. If you choose to start doing the easy tasks first, you start to build up a tempo and get into a rhythm. This zone of feeling that your productivity ends up boosting your morale, and conversely, your performance. Getting the hardest task out of the way ensures that after it is done, you know that whatever will follow is only going to be easier. The mentality of ‘if I can do something so difficult surely I can do easier things’ takes over in your mind and helps you maintain peak efficiency.
Making a schedule and sticking to it is very necessary when working. This trains the mind to be disciplined and avoid the temptation to put off work or procrastinate. All of this only helps to boost your workflow.
Productivity is a cyclical effect. Once you start building work ethic and discipline, you’ve already set yourself down a path of improvement.