How to Increase Academic Productivity
Is productivity a state of mind? We can never be sure, it differs from person to person. To some, being productive beyond your average Joe comes naturally, we’re talking about the kind of people who are good at what they do and make it seem absolutely effortless, it might be their job, or studies, or whatever activity they excel in. So is it in their genes to be so effortlessly productive? Or are they not telling us something? Well, we don’t know about that, but what we do know is a few tips to help you raise your productivity level in just 7 days. Within a week you will not only feel more productive, but actually be much more productive, just remember, our job is to bring you the information, and your job is to transform the information into actions with the sole purpose of achieving what was planned. So let’s take a look at these tips:

Before you start working on your Productivity plan, you need to set up a monthly goal that you work towards, instead of having no goals and aimlessly working towards nothing. Set monthly goals and set daily steps to cover. Also, before starting your day, you need to start a check-list or a to-do-list that you work on that day. Make sure all of these requirements are met because these are the necessary pre-steps to the 7-day program;

Day 1: First things first, we say that a lot, but in this case, what is the first thing? What should be the first thing that you do to maximize your productivity the entire day? According to research, taking care of the most difficult task at hand right at the beginning of the day helps your day go much smoother and without doubt maximize your productivity. So do not be intimidated by a task that seems too difficult or complicated, start working on it and you will realize that it is not that intimidating after all. Just think of a problem as layers, the outer layers are tough but as you proceed, they get easier and easier. So, tackle the bigger issue, and breathe easy the rest of the day.

Day 2: Change your attitude when facing a problem. A problem is never the real issue, it’s how you perceive it, that’s the real issue. So breathe easy and fill yourself with a positive vibe. And tackle the problem at hand with vigor and enthusiasm. Never think that hard work and enthusiasm does not pay off. Problems are always created to be solved, it’s the attitude of the person solving, and that makes it easy or difficult.

Day 3: Hard work or smart work, which would you choose? Of course, it is somewhat dependent on the nature of work at hand. For example, a builder obviously has to work hard all day in order to achieve his goals, but if the same builder worked smart and spent some time to design and build a machine that does the exact same work but in half the time that he did better didn’t he? So, hard work gets your work done for the day, smart work helps you come up with solutions to save time in all future tasks. Work smarter, increase productivity forever.

Day 4: Never give up, no matter how tough things may become. Don’t ever quit because you might not know when things start resolving themselves. Sometimes it’s better to push yourself to the limit and beyond if need be. You never know what you might learn or achieve. Instead of just letting it go, grasp it, and work full steam ahead, you will bear the fruits and you might become better than the majority on the selected issue, or the task at hand. As they say, No pain, no gain.

Day 5: So we talked about a lot of things, we told you to give it your all and solve the issues at hand no matter what it takes. So what if there really is a problem that you cannot tackle. In such a case, the first thing to do is be able to recognize that the problem is unsolvable by you so that you don’t waste time on it. Take care of other tasks and then come back to this problem. Recognizing that the task at hand is un-performable may sound easy but it is tough. Most people start working on it and after wasting some time remember that this is not doable. Others start misrecognizing the doable but tough tasks as impossible, so there is quite a thin line, it’s up to you to manage it. But if you master this technique, there will no longer be any time wasted trying to, for example, study for an exam that you can never cram at the last minute. Or present a report about something in your workplace that you have no idea how to do. And watch how your productivity levels rise.

Day 6: Choose your company carefully. Surround yourself with people who care for you and want to see you achieve something in your life therefore will push you to do your best instead of creating hindrances. A good set of friends who recognize your need to meet your standards and goals everyday and instead of mocking you about it, they encourage you to do better. Keep these people close and watch your productivity levels, you might not notice a rise in them, but you will feel that the consistency get much better.

Day 7: Take a step back to admire what you have accomplished. But that’s about it, look ahead instead of behind. Always plan ahead and admire the open blank page that is your future. Learn from the past and just move on. Any direction is fine as long as you keep moving forward. According to research, it takes around 21 days to build a habit that’s long-lasting. So carry on with this routine for around 3 weeks and you should be looking good.

Author Bio: Author of the article is working with a dissertation writing service provider company “The Academic Papers UK”. However, due to his interest in writing, he often writes for different tech, social and education issues.