10 Ways to Be Productive

We all have those days.  You know what I’m talking about.  Where you sit down in the morning to get your day started. You want to be productive. You feel productive. And then – nothing happens. It happens to the best of us! You’re not alone. I promise!  We here at Indigo Creations definitely have our moments of non-productivity. So we’ve compiled a list of 1o ways we like to keep on toes and be productive during the day.  Hopefully, at least one of these will work for you.  We all need that kick to the rump sometimes. Break projects into smaller pieces. Sometimes we get big projects, or multi-aspect projects, and we just stress. It’s not because the project is hard, but it’s because we don’t know how or where to start. So break it down. Work on each smaller piece. And set a deadline to have these smaller pieces done so that the whole project is finished on time.  Delegate tasks. If you have the ability to get someone to help you do something, don’t be scared to ask for the help! Seriously. We all need it sometimes. If you don’t work with others, see if you can ask a friend or someone you know that would know what you need done. Maybe it’ll be the beginning of a beautiful working relationship. Stop checking email obsessively.  We’re all guilty! It’s okay. Just takes a little self-training.  Most of us use Outlook or something similar. If so, just sign onto your computer, and start your day with tasks and actual work. Finish your most important task or your tiny, annoying tasks and then open your email. Take advantage of technology.  Seriously. That’s why it’s there – to make our lives easier!  Most of the software we use can be integrated with other software, uses shortcuts, or just plan does everything for us. But most of us don’t know that… best is to read about your software!  Learn it and use it to its full abilities to make your life easier! Train employees/helpers adequately. If you are running a business with others, try to make sure everyone is on the same page or has the knowledge they need for their job. If you’re contracting someone to help you, make sure they’re properly educated before you hire them. Use a dry-erase board for organization.  We all do lots of organizing....
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