Have you ever been in a state where you can’t seem to be productive for a long period?
If your answer is yes then we would like to tell you that this is a normal state that we all go through and sometimes it even lasts for weeks. What you have to do in this situation is figure out why you can’t be productive as there are many reasons that can negatively affect your productivity. These reasons vary from habits to things you randomly do on daily basis without even realizing they affect your productivity.
So, today, we will tell you some things that are probably why you’re struggling with your productivity.
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The urge of finishing everything completely perfect will definitely slow you down.
Perfectionism can come in many forms; you can sometimes find yourself wanting to finish everything even before the deadline just because you want to achieve a certain level of perfection! You have to be aware that you don’t have to be perfect, in fact, trying to be perfect will do nothing but stress you out and stall you!
Instead of finishing on time, you will find yourself late due to trying to do everything.
Doing two things at the same time won’t make you finish quickly.
You can never multitask, it will affect your results and instead of giving the best you got, it will end up disastrous! Multitasking will make you suffer from a lack of focus as your brain will keep switching between two tasks, in fact, you might even confuse them together.
So, instead of getting things done, you might re-do them all.
3- Lack of Prioritization and Organization
The secret always lies in organization.
Organize your tasks based on their priority; this will make you productive, as you will be able to finish on time and accurately. In addition, don’t start with easy tasks, especially if they’re not due the same day, always start with the urgent ones and that will take effort and time from you.
4- Not Saying No
You have to know the right moment to say no.
Always saying yes to everything and everyone will do nothing but stall you! You should put your productivity and tasks first. Taking more unnecessary tasks and sacrificing your own time will slow you down and you will find that what you can finish in 30 minutes might even take 2 hours!
5- Not Taking A Break
You have to take breaks, but not just for a couple of minutes during the day, you have to take a couple of days of.
Your mental exhaustion is one of the biggest factors that can affect your productivity; don’t spend all your whole day working, your mind deserves to rest for even 5 minutes. Also, you have to take a couple of days off as it will help you refresh your mind and thoughts and can boost your energy.
6- Allowing Distractions
We allow ourselves to be distracted without even realizing it.
Without realizing it, you can find yourself checking your social media platforms or even doodling on a piece of paper; this also happens due to a lack of focus. Having too many distractions around you like your phone or even colleagues will affect your productivity.
What you can do is avoid them as long as you are working.
What to Do Instead
There are some things you can do to get back on track.
You have to fix your bad habits starting from your sleeping schedule as it can affect your whole working day. Create a to-do list with what you have to do and start working accordingly, it will make a difference when it comes to achieving productivity.
Figuring out the reason for your unproductivity will help turn things around and get back on track.