2. Get Plenty of Sleep When you're well-rested, you're more productive. Make it a priority to get a good night's rest, and you'll get more done every day.
3. Create a To Do List Before you start your day, write down the most important priorities for the day, putting the most important tasks at the top. This will help you stay focused.
4. Schedule Your Tasks into a Calendar Set aside a time for each task that you have to do. That way you don't get off track and spend too much time on something not so important.
5. Set Your Overall Goal for the Day What's your bigger vision and goal for the day? Start the day knowing what you ultimately want to accomplish, and it will help guide you throughout the day.
6. Outsource Less Sophisticated Tasks (i.e., DELEGATE!) The easy and mundane, though time-consuming tasks you do can be outsourced overseas for a low price. This will free you up to do the more important work.
7. Do Your Most Dreaded Task First Once you get your most dreaded tasks done, all the rest of your tasks will just get easier and easier. Start hard, finish easy.
8. Focus on Doing What Creates Results Put aside everything else, except for what gets you results. Time well spent, is used on things that get you the results that you're after.
9. Take Breaks Work for a block of time, such as one hour or 1.5 hours, and then take a short break. Doing this will allow you to keep recharging for longer bursts of productivity.
10. Stop Multitasking Allow yourself to focus on just one thing at a time, and you can finish that task much more quickly. By not multitasking, you get more done by knocking one thing out at at time.
11. Clean Up Your Work Space Getting rid of the clutter and papers in front of you will help you to focus on your most important tasks. Clean up your desk, and you'll have less stress.
12. Review Your Performance at the end of the Day Write in your journal or rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 at the end of every day. And ask yourself every day, how can I be more productive tomorrow?
13. Uncover Why You Procrastinate What is the real reason, deep down, why you're procrastinating? Finding the true answer to this question will help you to address the real issue that's stopping you from being effective.