Four Simple Ways to Effective Work

A couple weeks ago, I posted a on my personal Facebook Page. I meant to ask which of the topics below you’d like to hear from me:

1- Effective work, 2- Business Startups, 3- Leadership by example, 4- Social Activities, 5- Others

It turns out that some friends answered me in private that they prefer Topic number 1: Effective Work! If you need a shorter version of my elaboration, check out this series of clips on my Page! If you prefer a more insightful version, read this post on!

1- Set Your Goals to Achieve Your Work

I do mean “goals” to be plural because one goal per day might make us feel under-productive by the end of the day! This article on RescueTime advises we set 4 important tasks to complete every day. The rest should be considered “trivial” or less important. I personally suggest you set these daily goals the night before you sleep. Then, once awake, you already know what to hustle about!

2- Manage Your Time based on Priorities

Despite an overload of daily tasks, prioritize those in order of importance. Of course, you may adjust them to its urgency by its time slots. For better time management, I suggest you read my previous blog post here. As I keep believing, if you manage your time right, you can also manage your life wisely.

3- Take Some Breaks in Between

This is probably the latest “treat” I’ve just adopted, since I practice guided meditation. Some gurus may advise you to take a five-minute break between half-hour slots. In my case, my break routines are scheduled at 10:30 am for 10 minutes, 03:30 pm for 10 minutes, 05:30 pm for 2 hours. Of course, these days, I tend to go to sleep as early as 10:30 pm 🙂 As the old saying goes, early to bed, early to rise, for a wiser mind!

4- Review Your Work and Adjust

Hang on! Don’t go to sleep yet without checking on the tasks you’ve set to achieve throughout your day. If you miss one or two, ask yourself if you should or must complete it before you hit the sack. After all, you’ll never know what you miss might cause any regret later. Hint: review what matters to you most, in terms of your personal values. These could be your beloved family or a dear mission!

In conclusion, as work makes up the major part of our lives, we should not take its sub-tasks lightly. In fact, working with a goal in mind is more effective than spending your day aimlessly or upon others’ instructions!