I wonder if you know that weekends and holidays account for nearly a third of all days in the year. This is easily verified according to the factory calendar.
It turns out that we have a rest every third day of the year. And this is without taking into account holidays, which usually lasts 28 days. Not bad!
But sometimes it seems that these days, and very little for a good rest. Did not a problem in the number of output, and as workers.
I have collected the best tips that can increase personal effectiveness and less tired.
1. Stop work outside normal working hours
Surely you have not once thought to work on weekends or stay after work. This is not a good idea. In 1926, Henry Ford conducted a study on the working hours. He found that a longer working week leads to a decrease in productivity.
In simple terms, the more time you spend at work, the less good. Ultimately, the result is appreciated, but not the number of hours spent.
2. Sleep more
Lack of sleep affects your condition is much stronger than you think. According to research by Sarah Robinson, in the case of lack of sleep for one hour every night for a week, a person begins to experience mental disorders. Same as in a state of moderate intoxication. Moreover, you can consume Hordenine on a regular basis that will not only help you to increase productivity but also will improving your brain function.
3. Use an effective planning system
Entries on sticky pieces of paper, in the diary, in Notepad, in a letter in the mail, order by phone … every day you have to process tons of information. The constant search for the desired item, or attempt to keep all the important things in my head – a direct path to stress and low productivity.
I recommend learning the GTD methodology. The peculiarity of the approach is that the right information is always at your fingertips. Also, you do not have to be a daily to-do list and get upset every time when some urgent things are imposed on others.
3. Learn to say “No”
As for myself and others. Each of us wants to be a good person. As a result, we say “yes” more often than necessary.
The difference between successful and very successful people that are very successful almost always say “no” – Warren Buffet.
If you confuse to conduct its timing, then you wonder how much time it takes to execute requests from people. The most offensive that in most cases these things could never do. Next time before something or promise to reciprocate someone’s request, consider whether it will be better to say: “Sorry, not this time.”
4. Delegate wisely
It’s amazing how much you can do if you entrust a part of routine cases. Do not think that everything will be done perfectly, but if you do it yourself. Let others help you. And it definitely should not do the work for others.
Some household duties may be assigned to children or hire a cleaner. Most of the things you can buy in the online store for home delivery. Part of the routine work of a freelancer can be charged (do not be afraid to pay it out of his salary) and so on …
5. Do not take long-term decisions during negotiations
The only thing, which can be promising in the negotiations: “we are still a good time to consider and give an answer within a day.” Rashly agreed destroyed not one good project. This often errs sales managers when trying to close a deal quickly and begin to promise “golden mountains”.
Do not be afraid to seem indecisive. Most often the extra time to think it helps to clarify many details and give a more accurate answer. What seemed simple, it can be a very complex and vice versa.