Instant productivity boost: 10 quick tricks that work like magic

Instant productivity boost: 10 quick tricks that work like magic

Feeling tired and helpless after a long winter? Well, we can relate. However, there are still things that need to be done. In this article, we've decided to share some tips and tricks on how to boost your productivity and make yourself proud.

Select one crucial task for the day and focus on it

In the morning, don't rush to check social media; instead, set priorities for the day. Use the 1-3-5 system and choose one important task, three medium-sized missions, and one small one. This way, you won't divert your attention and can stay focused on important things.

Do something that makes you happy in the morning

It could be a hearty breakfast, a leisurely cup of coffee, or a run in the park with your favorite music. Start your day by enjoying something you love. It's a win-win trick: you engage in an activity you enjoy, enhance mindfulness, and later experience gratitude towards yourself. This will help you start your day on a positive and fulfilled note.

Turn off notifications on your mobile phone and computer

According to research conducted at Microsoft, the average user is distracted every 40 seconds while working on a computer. To boost your concentration and accomplish tasks faster, switch off notifications and try to avoid distractions. As a bonus for pros in distraction, consider blocking websites that you know may distract you, such as social media or online shops.

Use the Pomodoro technique

Rather than getting distracted randomly, incorporate planned breaks with the Pomodoro timer. Break your work into intervals of 25 minutes with 5 minutes of rest in between. After 4 cycles, take a 15-minute break. This way, you'll know when you'll have a pause, and you'll be more focused and dedicated to the task. It will also help you get good rest and change ideas during the breaks.

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Don't neglect a positive approach

Even if you don't believe in affirmations, multiple studies show they work. To boost productivity and resourcefulness, say a couple of positive things about yourself in the morning to set the mood for the day. You can say something like "I will make this day successful" or "I am capable of this and that" or "I will make it work," etc.


Meditation helps reduce stress levels, improve mental health, and enhance concentration. Take at least a few minutes daily for meditation to make it easier to work even when tired.

Clean up your desk

Follow Marie Condo's advice and organize your workspace. An organized and clean space will help you to focus and reduce distractions while maintaining a pleasant and efficient working environment. It is also useful to declutter your digital space from time to time.

Don't forget to eat

Choose a healthy snack if you're hungry and it's not yet lunch hour. It's never okay to work when you are hungry or thirsty.

Change your work settings

If you are tired of working at your desk, go to a cafe, or try working standing for some time. If you are having trouble working from home, consider a coworking space, a coffee shop, or a library. A different working atmosphere with other people working might help you feel more concentrated, as if you are in an actual office.

Feel proud of yourself

Take a look at a picture of yourself and reflect on how much you've accomplished to reach this point. Express gratitude to yourself and think about what else you'd like to achieve in life and what you can do to make it happen. This will give you a motivation and productivity boost.

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