Our productivity ninja, Hayley Watts, is running a ‘Stress Less Achieve More’ public workshop in London tomorrow, which our digital ninja Pippa will be attending, armed with her social media weapons to give you all a taster of the day. Before the mad rush, we asked Hayley to share her five top productivity tips.
1. Do the jobs that you have been putting off or don’t enjoy doing first thing.
You’ll feel like you’ve achieved loads and moved mountains. Sets you up for a productive day.
2. Lunch time? Get away from your desk.
End your lunch break with a brisk walk, giving you time to change your view, get the blood flowing and returning back to your desk ready to roll.
3. CC emails
If you really must CC people include a note in the mail explaining why eg Sarah: paragraph 2 might be useful info for project x etc. Most of the time you’ll realise you don’t need to send it to them. Ask people to do the same when CC ing you into emails.
4. Arrange a daily time with colleagues for you to catch up with each other
This saves email chains that can be replaced with a conversation and means that you don’t interrupt each other when you’re in the flow. Some good old fashioned talking with one another!
5. Go Dark
Disconnect and don’t be available for a period of time. This allows you to get your stuff done, without interruption from others.
Do you apply these tips to your work practices? What’s your top productivity tip?