Did you know that an average employee in the UK stays productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes out of the working day?
Same is the case in the US and everywhere else. According to a study conducted by VoucherClould, an average employee spends most of his/her day procrastinating. Another interesting point that came out from this study that most employees agree with the fact that they struggle to stay focused and determined during work hours.
It is believed that stress is the primary cause of the unproductivity of an employee. How do you stay productive despite being under stress?
This is How You Can Become More Productive in 2020
1) Find out Where You Are Wasting Most of Your Time
Do you spend most of your time checking WhatsApp, browsing Facebook, or binging on videos on YouTube? What is your loophole?
Once you have a clear answer to this question, you can increase your productivity 4 folds within a day. All you have to do is be aware of your unproductive habit. Make a conscious choice to focus more on work and not on meaningless tasks.
2) Get up One Hour Earlier in 2020
Make a New Year’s resolution to become a morning person. Wake up one hour early each day and see how your productivity skyrocket within just a week. It has been observed that people who get up early get more things done and make the most of their day.
3) Do Not Wait for Someone to Nudge You, Kickstart Anyway
Whether you want to start a new fitness routine at the gym or simply get more done at work, do not wait for someone to tell you to do so. Kickstart right away. Even if you make mistakes in the beginning or fail to attain your goal, you did your part. By taking the right action you will feel better about yourself.
4) Clean Your Workspace
No matter how untidy your workspace was in 2019, this year, take additional effort to keep your workspace tidy, clean, organized and decluttered. A clean workspace leads to clear thinking and fewer distractions. Apply the same concept to other places (like your bedroom, living room, yard, etc) you spend the most time in.
Is Procrastination a Mental Disorder?
Yes, procrastination is a mental disorder. It is a scientifically-proven fact that people put-off things not because they are lazy, but there is something more serious going on inside their minds. Procrastination has always been linked with ADHD, dementia, depression, chronic anxiety, and panic attacks.
However, if you simply have a habit of doing things at the last minute, you don’t have to see a doctor. Make some changes in your lifestyle and you should see progress within a few weeks.