Being productive doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be fast, but how you work strategically. When we were doing the research for our Toxic work culture post, we found out that architects and architecture students are some of the most hard-working when it comes to spending more hours per week on projects.
Start outlining your process, how you are going to do each project. After this start creating checklists, this will not only help you stay organized, but it will help you track your work efficiently
Eat the frog
This has to do a lot with multitasking, we often think we are all that because we are able to multitask, but this is just draining and most of the time we don’t even save time and tasks are not well done. So, start grouping similar tasks into small batches and work on a batch at a time.
Work less hours
Automate Repetitive Tasks
Has it ever happened to you that you are starting a new project and all of the sudden think that you already did that? Well if you have similar projects, save time and create a template. Templates for everything, sending the same email 3 or 4 times a week? Template. Using the same base for your floorplans? Template. Save time!
YOU. ARE. NOT. A . ROBOT. Take breaks, please don’t force your body and brain to work overtime, it’s just going to be useless. If you take breaks, when you come back you’ll be fresh and have more energy, also, taking breaks will avoid procrastination big time because your brain is looking forward to that break, so it won’t desperately ask you for Instagram time haha
A while back we did a post about apps to help you stay productive. Know the vast variety of tools you have available to help you be productive, stop trying to handle everything by yourself, we are in the digital era.
This tip from architects is easy peasy, if a task takes only two minutes, do it now. This will also help you to have productivity satisfaction and it will give you more mental energy to continue.
Believe it or not, having a cool playlist will help you work with more energy. Obviously, it depends on your music taste, but music is important just to mute the outside world. Check out our Show It Better playlist
What is your go-to productivity hack?