Port Harcourt is a very exciting place, and it is not surprise that there are many things to do that will take up huge chunks of your time. If you are not mindful, you may end up achieving nothing at the end of the day. Is it traffic? Huge piles of work waiting for you at the office? Chores and other home work and assignments with the kids? Or that pressing need to go out with some friends and have some fun? This post shares some tips that will help you to increase your productivity everyday.
Productivity here means achieving larger output with lower input of resources.
Here are the tips.
Prepare early to work and and go back late.
Port Harcourt is a metropolitan city with lots of traffic. Going to work early and going home a bit late will save you some time that will have been wasted in traffic. As we all say, ‘Time na money‘. This time we waste in traffic can be used to do something of value.
Plan each day before you leave for work or business
It is my usual custom to plan every activity in the day before I even get up from my bed. I usually arrange them on my head. I need to finish the report, finish an article to be published, make sure I call this person and attend this meeting etc. These activities are not just things to be done, but things that will make me archive my goals. Being productive is not about being busy, but using your time and effort to achieve profitable gains. There are many other things to be done, but achieve urgent and important one and also important and not urgent activities.
Create time for exercise and fun.
A lot of people are too carried away sometimes by what they are doing that they forget that are not robots (even robots get tired). Leave the work, go have some refreshments. Go for lunch, walk around, just exercise a little. These things will help you perform better when you resume work or business.
These days, there are lots of things to distract us. You have to reply that Whatsapp message, reply that email, argue those football scores etc. And soon, you find you have wasted a lot of your time. The question to answer is, will these activities add some values to you and help you achieve your goal that day? If not, minimize it. It’s a waste of time and energy.
Get things done on time.
Procrastination is a killer. A lot of the time, people shift things to some other time that will never exist. ‘I will do it later statements’. Then you forget to do what will put food on your table. This is no food for a lazy man in this city. You have to be on your toes. Things are tough but only the tougher succeeds.
Port Harcourt is the best place to make some cash but it’s only for those who are productive.
Of course if you have a money farm in Pitakwa, where you can go to pluck cash every morning, then you can go and sleep. When you wake up, just go and pluck some cash and enjoy your life. Just remember to share some for free here so that we will enjoy with you.
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