Do you ever feel like you have been working like crazy, but when you get to the end of the day, you realize you haven’t really accomplished anything?
I know I have days when I start working on something then get interrupted and may not make it back to the original task at all that day. It is frustrating and unproductive.
Here is how to change that.
Today, at the end of the day, decide on one thing you are going to accomplish tomorrow. It could be something that absolutely, positively has to be done tomorrow due to a deadline. Or you might choose something that keeps popping up, but you keep putting it off. It can be anything, although I would not choose something that is huge and will take up the entire day or a task that can not be finished within the day. Start simply. Identify a task you can do in 30 minutes to an hour and commit to doing it.
Tomorrow, complete the task you identified. Ideally, do it first thing in the morning. That will energize you to be more productive all day.
Then repeat the process every day. As you make it a habit, consider choosing two or three things to do the next day. But don’t overwhelm yourself with so many daily goals that you cannot reasonably get them all done in one day. Focus on things you can actually do that will make a difference in your productivity.