Ah, Friday. Nobody really wants to work on Friday, eh? After all, the week is almost over, weekend’s right around the corner… Any ideas on how to get yourself together and work? Well, I have a couple.
Understand what to begin with
If you have enormous amounts of work, this can be a pain even to think about it, let alone do it. But the hardest thing to do is to start.
As soon as you take the first steps, the work doesn’t seem as bad and confusing as it used to. Even if you don’t complete all of the work in one go, it will still give you a much-desired feeling of you being in control.
To decide which part of the work is best, to begin with, mentally break down complex tasks into smaller subtasks. You may even do it “physically” — by using a task management app. Keep breaking your tasks down until you have several doable chunks of work in front of you. Then just get onto it!
Simplify your workflow
More often than not, “working hard” gets in the way of actually doing the work. It prevents you from finding simple solutions to complex problems.
There’s nothing bad in finding simpler ways of doing things if it gets the job done.
Even if you broke everything down to small tasks, it still may be hard to decide what to do. That’s why, every morning, you have to ask yourself:
“Which three tasks must absolutely be completed before the end of the day?”
Then do these things first thing in the morning. As I’ve already mentioned, a couple of hours after you wake up is the time when you’re the most productive.
Think about the consequences
Fear is an incredibly powerful motivator. Think about what would happen if you don’t do your work. But don’t think about the small things that will happen here and now. Think about the bigger picture — you, getting fired and perishing in poverty.
Okay, I may have exaggerated a little 😅But still, however radical this may seem, if it helps you overcoming that psychological block and getting the work done — ain’t it worth it?
Have a nice day!
Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — best online documentation tool for SaaS vendors