The truth is, many women just have so much more on their plate (and minds) usually from taking on more work than possible, on top of juggling family obligations.
Multitasking has often been called a myth, but studies found that about 2.5% of people are actually able to multitask effectively. That being said, tasks that require high-level brain function should always get our utmost focus. This is why it’s essential to have a strategy to stay productive.
Here are some tips to getting more done:
1. Craft a strategy
Everyone works differently—find the way that works best for your circumstances and working style and use that as a guide to getting things done.
2. Do the most important things before lunch
In The One Thing, Gary Keller mentions that the idea that willpower is unlimited is a myth. Willpower—like a muscle, can become fatigued throughout the day. This is why it is best to make the most important actions while your willpower is high—usually in the mornings.
3. Make time for your health
A well-rested and healthy person is the most effective person. You are at your best and can accomplish so much more when you have a clear mind and healthy body.
4. Make family time have purpose
Whether it’s with your parents, family members, spouse or kids, be intentional with family time. Having a plan instead of random ad hoc activities will enable you to make the most of your time together - and create precious memories.
5. Leverage on the power of delegation
Where you are able to—delegate! You do not need to do it all by yourself. Whether at work, or at home, finding ways to delegate the tasks that others are capable of doing will help everyone be more productive.
6. Be selective with your ‘yes’
Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. How do some women seem more productive? By being selective with their ‘yes’ and playing to their strengths.
These days, it is impossible to live without our phones - especially in the modern workplace where many people are working outside of the office. Make use of apps that can help you organise your work, life and keep track of basically everything.
8. Have set times to check emails (and social media) - and stick to it!
Apps may be great for keeping things on track and helping us to stay on task. However, to remain productive, have set times to check your phone and stick to it to avoid being distracted from things that really matter.
9. Set mini goals that accomplish big goals
Sometimes everything we need to do may feel like a huge mountain. When you break it up to smaller tasks, it will become less overwhelming and help you stay on track to accomplishing the big goals.
Hope these help! Let us know which ones work the best for you.