The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Increase Your Productivity and Get More Done in Less Time

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increase productivity

Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time,” is like saying, “I don’t want to.”
– Lao Tzu

Time is not on your side. At least that’s what it feels like for many of us. How many times have you wished you had more hours in a day? That you could get more done in less time?

You can.

And you will.

But it’s going to come at a small price. You need to be willing to commit to doing things a bit differently. In return, you’ll gain a least an extra hour each day … maybe more. If this sounds like a fair trade to you, then check out this easy way to start increasing the productivity in your life right now.

The secret: map out your to-do list each day the night before. 

If you want to be more productive, start with your preparation and planning strategies. If you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, spontaneous soul, then this part may be difficult. But try it for a week and see how much more you can get done.

Here’s how it works. Each night, after you’ve settled down after dinner, take 5-10 minutes to plan your day. There are several simple, cheap (or free) tools you can use to do this, depending on your preference:

  • Google Calendar or your work calendar
  • A simple day-to-day written planner
  • Evernote (a web application that allows you to track notes and to-do lists)

Once you decide how you’re going to organize your day, map out an hour-by-hour

view of what you think your day will look like before you go to bed. Here’s an example:

  • 6 a.m.: wake up
  • 6:15 a.m.: stretch or do yoga
  • 7:00 a.m.: eat breakfast and pack lunch
  • 7:30 a.m.: leave for work
  • 8:00 a.m.: arrive at work and check emails
  • 9:00 a.m.: meeting
  • 10:00 a.m.: work on client presentation
  • Noon: lunch, stretch, and walk around office
  • 1:00 p.m. meeting
  • 2:00 p.m. work on new proposal
  • 2:45 p.m. snack/prep for 3pm meeting
  • 3:00 p.m. meeting
  • 4:00 p.m. finish presentation
  • 5:30 p.m. leave work
  • 6:00 p.m. exercise
  • 7:00 p.m. make dinner
  • 7:45 p.m. write new blog post for website
  • 8:30 p.m. respond to emails
  • 9:00 p.m. watch TV
  • 10:00 p.m. map out day for tomorrow
  • 10:15 p.m. head to bed and read
  • 11:15 p.m. lights out

As you go through your day, check off each task as you accomplish it. Of course things will shift and change and there will be days where you simply can’t get to everything on your list. But making a detailed schedule of what you want to achieve each day will help you:

a) Hold yourself accountable.

b) Plan each day so you use your time more wisely and don’t get off-task as much.

c)  Experience the satisfaction of checking stuff off your list every day.

This strategy is particularly helpful if you’ve been struggling to find time to exercise and/or eat healthy. By planning each task and making them part of your daily routine, you’re much more likely to turn these habits into permanent behaviors! So try it out and see how it works for you. And leave a comment below if you have other things that have helped you increase your productivity.