Tips to improve productivity in your maker's schedule
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Our team looked up and discussed all the gyaan available on the internet. Here are the top 7 tips:
Block time on the calendar to "build" - every slot should be at-least 120 minutes long. If you are going into meetings every 60 min, you will not be able to "produce" much. It takes some time to get into flow and reach peak productivity.
Do not check email or leave your slack application open during the "build" phase(s) of your day.
Don't check your phone. If something is super important, people will call you.
Always write down what you want to achieve during the day - it helps you to visualize what you want to do during your "build" slots of the day.
Focus on the tasks that you can finish in your "build" phase. Do not work on open-ended tasks. Divide big tasks into small consumable chunks that you can finish in a few hours. Time box it if you want to be productive.
Take breaks. Learn how to "recharge" your batteries. Every person is different - a walk, a shower, time with loved ones, exercise, books, movies, or even some twitter time can help you relax between your "build" slots.
Grade your performance at the end of the day. Write down what you did well. Think about what can be improved.