How to Create a Work Schedule That Maximizes Productivity | Office Evolution

Getting the most out of every minute spent working is important. When your work efficiency is increased, you’re more likely to have a better work-life balance—which is very important for your mental well-being, stress levels and overall health.

How can you build a schedule that maximizes productivity? With a few changes to your current work routine, you may be able to boost your productivity levels and increase focus, creativity and balance.

Consider Your Natural Energy Levels

If you’re in control of your personal schedule, determine when you have the most energy during the day and use that knowledge to your advantage. Schedule more challenging tasks during your higher energy periods to maximize productivity.

Utilize Block Scheduling

Block scheduling is a great way to focus completely on a task at hand during a specified period of time. The key here is to not work so long that your brain begins to feel worn out, but rather dedicate your focus wholly for a period, then take a short break.

For example, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. every morning, work on your administrative tasks. They may not be your favorite tasks, but giving yourself a block of time to complete them, then moving on to another task once that timeframe is up, can help you be more productive.

Quit Procrastinating and Squash Distractions

Procrastination and distractions tend to go hand in hand. Creating a schedule—and sticking to it—is the perfect way to minimize procrastination. Distractions are common for remote workers, especially in the home. When you become distracted, it is easy to procrastinate with your work.

When you’re actively procrastinating, you’re likely to feel more distracted. Working to minimize both factors by scheduling in time to do the things that distract you, such as household chores, can help increase productivity.

Schedule Breaks

Life can be busy. It can be so hectic that we forget to have downtime. Scheduling breaks—during work and in your personal life—can be beneficial.

There are so many reasons why you should slow down and rest. This is the time when your body recoups from your busy day and gets ready to be productive once again tomorrow.

Maximizing your productivity could be as simple as creating a schedule that works better for you.

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