When Work Smarter Is Not As Easy As It Says
Work smarter, not harder. Work smarter, not harder. Because working harder is not a better way to reap better results. The best results are obtained not by completing as many tasks as possible in one day, but by simplifying the work so that it can be completed more quickly, efficiently, and without unnecessary stress. Agree?
Even if you agree to this, you may not be able to put it into practice because it is not as easy as it sounds. But if you follow the time management tricks from Jordan Bates summarized from Creativity Post the following, the practice will be easier! Here are 7 of them:
1. Put the most important tasks first, then move on to other tasks.
So that when the day ends, you have completed today’s main task, and can continue other tasks the next day.
2. Learn to say “no”
Too many commitments will take a lot of time and effort, and get results that are not optimal. Learn not to take every opportunity to focus on the important things.
3. Sleep 7-8 hours per day
Don’t sacrifice your time off to get work done. You actually need quality sleep at least 7-8 hours per day so that your body and mind can work optimally to complete your work properly.
4. Full concentration on work
Close pages and applications that have nothing to do with work, get rid of them or silent your cell phone. Pretend everything is nothing but one job in your hand.
5. Start as soon as possible
“This task is easy, it will be finished later, so just wait,” – stop procrastination like this. Starting work earlier will produce better results because it is done quietly without being chased by time.
6. Exercise and eat healthy
Many research results show that a healthy lifestyle is directly proportional to productivity. As well as getting enough sleep, exercising and eating healthy foods also increase your energy and make it easier to concentrate.
7. Take advantage of the weekend, just a little
It doesn’t feel good to ruin a precious weekend with work. But sacrificing 2-3 hours just to “steal the start” won’t hurt. In fact, you will feel “saved” when Monday comes.
But of all the tips, there is one that is the most important, which is to enjoy your work. Sometimes, so busy you work, you forget to enjoy it. In fact, enjoying work with a sense of pleasure greatly affects the results. To borrow the words of today’s children: “don’t forget to be happy.”