Let us face it. We all have been unproductive at some point or the other in our life. Unless you are Elon Musk, who has his day super planned for every second to be that productive, you must have felt at some point or the other that you are putting in so much effort and getting so little result out of it. This can be extremely irritating and depressing sometimes and so one needs to learn to become more productive. And just does not need too much effort. You just need a whiteboard yearly planner and a pen, and you are good to go.
Here are five tips that will help you become more productive with a simple whiteboard planner:
1. Mess Will Create Stress:
It is important to understand that although regularly updating your schedule over your smartphone or laptop helps you stay updated with what you have to do during the entire day, it simply isn’t enough to be productive. What you need to do instead is to have a system in place that helps you in outlining the bigger picture in a far better and efficient way. This will involve setting up your goals and then figuring out the steps along with the duration that you need to reach those goals. So, you must keep in mind that a messed-up daily schedule does not create a problem in you achieving your bigger goals. Keeping a track of your daily schedule along with the big goal that you have in mind helps in reducing your stress by simply clearing up the mess.
2. Know Pareto Principle:
You might have heard about the Pareto principle before, what you may have never known about something like this ever in your life. A simple explanation about the Pareto principle or the 80/20 rule is that with the 20% of work that you put in, you will get 80% of your results. And remember that it does not mean that you should reduce your input to 20% but instead as a bigamy meaning attached to it. There is no one and absolutely no one in the world who does not face interactions that can compromise productivity. It is just that most successful people know how to deal with these interruption buffers. Having a whiteboard yearly planner with you helps you create a timeline while targeting valuable activity which helps you in trimming away the unproductive interruption buffers.
3. Making the most of your mornings:
It is not always unproductive activities that make you less efficient. Sometimes your unproductiveness can be a result of you taking more time than usual in completing your most important tasks are the ones that you hate doing. The best way to solve this is to schedule these tasks at such a time where your productivity and concentration are high. We all know that as soon as we wake up, we have the highest level of concentration. Scheduling the most important and difficult tasks as the priority on the whiteboard yearly planner immediately after you finish your meditation or anything that you do for your personal development helps you in becoming more productive and motivated throughout the day. This can significantly increase your productivity and make you more efficient.
In addition to these 3 major changes that you can make by simply using a whiteboard yearly planner, you also need to understand that avoiding multitasking can be another great way to become much more productive and efficient.