I really enjoy what I do for a living but there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. I am self employed but I have to figure out ways to get more productive and squeeze more work into my day so that I can make a better living. I honestly need to add a full time employee but I can’t afford one right now so I just have to make do with what I have which is me.

The biggest key to being productive is to be organized and not to make mistakes which will add more time to the completion of tasks. I have found that it’s best to make sure that one task is 100% completed before you begin to work on the next one. This eliminates the possibility of mixing events. It also helps me to keep my mind clear as to what I am doing. I can be sure that the first task will not get mixed into the second. The statement that no job is over until the paperwork is done applies to being productive. Mistakes cost valuable wasted time. I hate it when I find myself attempting to straighten out a mistake that I have made which puts me behind schedule.

The next biggest factor to being more productive is to do what you enjoy and enjoy what you are doing. When you enjoy your job it becomes a pleasure to work and not a past time to be avoided. When I come to work excited about what I am doing there is no end to what I can do. They person who loves what they do is always looking to do it better.

When you have a number of things on your plate it can seem like you’ll never have enough time to finish them all. Days are so enjoyable when there is not enough time to finish all that you have to do but it is also frustrating. We always think there aren’t enough hours in the day or days in the week, but regardless it’s all the time we have. We can’t add more minutes to the hour so we have to make the most of our time.

Increasing your productivity can help you minimize stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. Not to mention, completing necessary tasks on a daily basis can give you a continuous sense of achievement and fulfillment.

We have to anticipate events and problems and create a prioritized of the things that you need to accomplish. When you have a list you don’t waste time between tasks trying to figure out your next task. Don’t procrastinate on your list. Get it done and over with. Once you have completed your mandatory tasks you will feel as if a weight has been lifted off of your shoulders. Now you can concentrate on planning future events. When you are planning your list anticipate problems and work around them. For example, if you have to perform tasks which will cause you to have to drive be sure to schedule them around rush hour traffic.

Don’t waste effort with tasks which are counterproductive such as doing other people’s work for them, or wasting time with unnecessary delays or fruitless conversations. Maintain your focus on the task on hand. Knock it out and be done with it. Allow it to be the top priority until you are done with it.

Don’t miss opportunities to save time and do things quickly. For example if you have a friend or coworker who can do a task for you allow them to do it. If you are a leader or supervisor you need to learn how to delegate tasks. Delegate them to the right people so that you know they will be accomplished with minimal negative repercussions.

I have learned to apply these principals to my life and they have increased my own productivity dramatically. I still don’t have enough time because I have added other tasks to my schedule which keep me as busy as ever so I am constantly searching for new ways to be productive. The Good Life

Author's Bio: 

Cedric Rice is the founder of Riceland Enterprises, which is composed of several different business ventures. This company is currently located in Georgia.
Riceland Enterprises is one of several web sites that Mr. Rice owns and operates which is oriented towards consumers along with Military Ring Express, and Fragrance Oil Express