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Productivity Hack to Help Remote Workers Get More Done in Less Time

Productivity Hack to Help Remote Workers Get More Done in Less Time

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In this age of 24/7 connectivity driving the growing trend of people enjoying the ability to work remotely, the option of using nothing but your laptop as an office and then subsequently being able to work remotely comes with its own set of challenges – challenges which are a big part of the regular working world, but challenges which are aggravated by the freedom of not having an explicitly defined working schedule.

That’s where it all starts with the featured productivity hack to help you get more done in less time, especially if you’re a remote worker or freelancer.

Create a (Dynamic) Work Schedule and Stick to It

Look if you have explicit deadlines whose honouring grants you the privilege to continue working remotely and by extension setting your own working hours, then it’s generally quite easy to stick to a work schedule and get through everything you need to finish. The problem which frequently pops up however is remote workers like freelancers often having to stay up very late at night to finish work they could have got done much earlier.

This is the way to build up resistance to caffeine I tell you! You often effectively find yourself working hours which you ironically wouldn’t ordinarily choose, so the best way to combat this is to set a dynamic schedule. In other words, your schedule isn’t necessarily a time-based one, but rather a task-based one. Tell yourself “I’m going to sit inside that McDonalds, order just one cup of coffee (for the free Wi-Fi) and I’m not going to leave until I’ve finished this set portion of work,” or something along those lines.

The dynamic part of the schedule comes into play in the sense that you can set working hours dynamically, according to how your day develops, factoring in considerations such as your travel requirements and the like.

If you focus solely on getting the task done as opposed to watching the clock to see how deep into your time schedule you are, you’ll inevitably get more done, often much quicker than you might have anticipated.

The biggest dangers associated with being a so-called clock watcher are the psychological parameters which are inherently associated with watching the clock.

When was the last time you started a working session at a rather awkward-looking time, like 14:51 for instance? And if the next top of the hour came and went, how many times have you waited for the next “round time” to start working, like perhaps 15:15 or 15:30?

Focus on the task(s) you’re required to get done and you’ll develop a range of habits which will have you getting much more done in the same or less time.

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