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Getting things done quickly at work is something we all wish we could perpetually do. We’d all like to fire through every little job in the world, but that robotic way of working just doesn’t seem to happen as much as we’d like. We’re flawed humans, and that means we make mistakes. We slow down during the lulls – and while that’s completely normal, it’s still pretty frustrating.

We can take little steps to improve our efficiency, however – pretty handy, huh? We won’t ever be like a machine, but we can absolutely get our minds and bodies into the right frame. Different people have different ways of doing things, so not every technique will work for you, but here are a few ways you keep boost your efficiency during the working week. You never know, your productivity might skyrocket along the way!  

Plan Out What You’re Doing 

When you have things to do, you probably just want to get on with them and try to finish as quickly as possible. If you stopped for a second and planned out what you’re going to do, however, you might then speed up and get into a smoother system of working. When you have things set up in front of you, all you have to do is follow the plan along – there’s very little time for thinking about what’s next because you’ll just do it. This might seem like a boring idea, but perhaps planning out your day/week on, say, a Sunday evening might make things so much easier. It could be a smart little thing you do for the rest of your career.

Make Sure You Have The Energy

In order to work to a good level, you need to have all the energy in the world. If you’re tired, hungry, thirsty, and irritable all the time, then you’re not going to get things done. Your brain needs food in order to think. Your body needs food and rest in order to perform. Make sure you’ve had your share of calories in the morning, and gotten a good night’s sleep – these two things are essential.

Have A Place For Everything

If you have everything you need at your disposal, then you’re going to get things done quickly. You’re going to also get things done to a wonderful standard. When you lack the correct tools and equipment, or you have low-quality stuff, then you’re not going to get what you want. Whether you’re a mechanic or an engineer with a steel under tray tool box, or an administrator with a desk and computer, you’re going to need everything organized perfectly in front of you.

Set Goals 

We like to achieve goals that are set for us – even if we fabricate the goals ourselves. Our brains do this weird thing where they see a challenge and suddenly kick into gear. The feeling of accomplishing something gives us a lot of satisfaction and confidence – it makes us want to then do it all over again. If you can constantly set goals and constantly achieve, then you’re going to speed up and get things done a lot quicker. Don’t make them too easy or too hard, however – you don’t want to lose interest and become turned off in any way.