How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

How To Work Smarter, Not Harder - Yes To Tech

We all know that you’re a superstar. You love taking on multiple tasks at once, and accomplish goals that are far-flung. Thing is, how do you go about doing that without feeling like you are drowning, and gasping for air every few days?

It all has to do with mindset, and setting yourself up for success by working smarter, not harder. Productivity masters know that careful planning to avoid burnout and exhaustion is necessary, especially when your to do list gets bigger and bigger.

Here is your plan of attack to get all of your work done, go to happy hour, and still be able to sleep 10 hours / night.

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Manage your time effectively

Last week we had an awesome webinar talking in detail about the main secrets to manage your time effectively. The gist of it? Embrace prioritization and forget about multitasking.

Contrary to common belief, giving your entire focus to one task at a time is the key to speed you up and avoid that dreaded 3pm slump. Set realistic deadlines, batch similar tasks together, forget your phone, and answer your e-mails during pre-set time periods.

Take shortcuts

Do you send e-mails that follow the same structure? Create a template in Gmail and then fill in the blanks.

Are you a slow typer? Record your thoughts on your phone by saying things out loud, and then transcribe them to a computer later so that nothing gets left out or forgotten.

Wasting your time posting things on social media? Use Buffer or Hootsuite to schedule them in advance and have them posted automatically.

In other words, go over all the repeatable tasks that you do, and see whether you can add a shortcut to it. You will be thankful in the long run and save yourself a ton of time.

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Sprinkle in short breaks

Ever heard of the pomodoro technique? It’s a combination of a burst of directed, focused work, usually 25 minutes, with short breaks.

By short I mean 5-10 minutes. During that time period, focus on something other than your computer, go on a walk, or even stretch or take a longer bathroom break.