According to dictionary, the term of productivity refers to “a person or an organization that produces maximum results with minimum effort.” Based on this definition, what is the point of trying to increase our own productivity ?
Here are 7 very good reasons to improve productivity in our everyday life :
1- Save valuable time
Being effective means consuming limited resources, including limited time to carry out what we undertake. But this time is precisely one of the most precious resources in our lives (if not the most valuable one…). Increasing productivity allows us to save that time and make it available for other occupations, whatever they are. It is like getting a little ‘extra life’ what is priceless !
2- Get the opportunity to do more
Beyond time savings, improving efficiency on a daily basis is the most direct way to be able to perform additional tasks. This gain of personal productivity can be changed into more work as well as more leisure, more rest, more sharing with our friends and family,… It is up to each one of us to decide what the best move is 😉
3- Be more helpful to others
By being more efficient for ourselves, we are also more efficient for others. Spending less time to do more things is a good way to make us more available for others and make them benefit from our capabilities. In other words, the efforts that are granted to improve our own productivity ultimately benefit to everyone !
4- Get and give more confidence
Showing effectiveness in our everyday life demonstrates our ability to achieve goals, to find solutions, to overcome difficulties, to keep control. These skills are likely to strengthen not only our own confidence but also the confidence of others regarding us. The benefit is twofold 🙂
5- Keep control
The more productive we are, the more we control our time, actions and capacities. Rigor, discipline and self knowledge combine to resist to distractions and not deviate from the path we have set. Taking care to keep some flexibility, this skill allows us to lead our life rather than undergo it.
6- Combat stress
Nothing is more stressful than being a clock-watcher, being everywhere and nowhere at the same time, or becoming overwhelmed to the point of not knowing where to start. Improving our efficiency is the remedy to all these evils and a potion for serenity. The icing on the cake is that this benefit for ourselves also benefits our entourage, in the private sphere as well as in the professional one.
7. Remain motivated
The last good reason for seeking to increase our productivity : enjoy the benefits of permanent challenge this represents. Pursuing that long but exciting quest is not easy. It requires some method but above all a good deal of concentration and vigilance. But this challenge of every moment is a great stimulant, especially as progress is concrete what motivates for further efforts ☺