Beat the Clock: How to Crush Your To-Do List with Ease
03 September 2023

Beat the Clock: How to Crush Your To-Do List with Ease

Unable to go through with your to-do list? Struggling to stay focused on your goals? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! In this post, I’ll share few simple but effective ways to boost your productivity and transforming your habits. So, let’s dive right in!

1. Make Productivity your priority

Make Productivity your priority

Three months ago, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to write about anything even close to productivity. But over the course of time, I’ve realized that, slogging and constantly worrying about being idle, and then feeling worthless at the end of the day is not gonna help me one bit. I know there’s a lot of other blogs on this topic (It’s kinda where I learnt to stop whining and actually get something done) but here are a few simple tips I’d like to share that really helped me out of my self-pitying state, with a touch of my experience in the process so you can, I guess, relate to it.

2. Not getting distracted

Not getting distracted

As stated in many productivity pages, I wouldn’t say “eliminate distractions” as it didn’t quite help me in my initial stages of “trying to be productive”. I used to put my phone on airplane mode, go to an isolated place and begin working on my stuff. Yet after a while, I noticed that I was looking for distractions that is sometimes not necessarily my phone. I mean, even if I removed every potential distraction from my room, I would just zone out and so will the time.

What I’m trying to say is, if you really wanna get the work done and be productive, you have to set your mind to it and not get sidetracked by anything around you. This might take a while and a lot of consistent practice, but once you attain it, you can pretty much stop worrying about this point, as distractions will not be a distraction for you anymore!

3. Work in sprints

Work in sprints

Human brain can completely focus on a task only for about 45 minutes. It actually differs from person to person depending on (well, how much time they spend on reels and shorts maybe)… but the approximate time is 45 minutes to the max.

So, set a short and specific goal and focus on finishing it in the time slot you’ve set for yourself. In this way, you can take a satisfied and a well deserved break which might actually keep you motivated for the next task in hand. I sometimes even take a break after just 20–30 minutes of work. It really is a great way to increase your efficiency and avoid dancing around the same task forever.

4. Prioritize


This is one of the most important tip that is often (well, “ I ” to be precise) overlooked. I mean, it would feel like I’d been busy the whole day, but in reality, wouldn’t have done the things I wanted to do, and the tasks would stay unfinished until I hell the leather at the end. So, before you step into a task, check how important it is. See if you have more urgent and necessary thing. If you think what you’re working on can wait, then it has to wait, as long as you have absolutely nothing else to do.

5. Stay organized

Stay organized

I know it’s tempting to just use your stuff and leave it just wherever you are. I know when it comes to cleaning, it’s always “I’ll do it later”. We sometimes even convince ourselves that we like our room/table to be messy, but for me, that was just an excuse. So guys, staying organized can help you a lot and save you a lot of time. A clean environment can actually be quite refreshing and bring up new ideas. I know it has no logic or connection, but I’ve experienced it firsthand, so I believe it’s true.

In conclusion, productivity is essential to achieving our goals and reaching our full potential. By adopting effective strategies for staying focused and prioritizing our tasks, we can increase our productivity and accomplish more in less time.

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