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5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity at Work

By Bastien, on September 25, 2023 - 3 min read

Do you often wish to have more than 24 hours a day? While, sadly, 24 hours a day is all we get, there are ways to manage your time better and increase productivity. And you’re in luck because, in this article, DebugBar will cover five ways to improve your productivity at work!

Write Better 

If your job requires regular writing assignments, you know how time-consuming these can get. Catching grammatical and punctuation errors, wording and rewording your ideas, looking for ways to improve readability, and making the text reader-friendly takes work. 

And that’s where Grammarly comes to your rescue. Use the Grammarly software for spell check with first-class accuracy, enhance clarity, find synonyms, and improve your writing style.

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Yes, this article was written with the help of Grammarly. And yes, the writing process was much more productive than usual!

Keep Your Inbox Clean

Globally, 347.3 billion emails are sent every day — an increase of 4.2% from 2022 when 333.2 billion emails per day were delivered. And with numbers this massive, it’s safe to assume that your inbox isn’t exactly empty either. What if we told you that there are apps that aim to help you make sense of your inbox and spend time productively instead of scrolling through your e-mail to find that one crucial letter?

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Tools such as Clean Email, Email Finder, and Sanebox were created to help you spend your time at work more efficiently. Use these tools to automatically clean your inbox, categorize and prioritize letters, and find something you need more quickly.

Organize Your To-Do List(s)

To-do lists can quickly become longer than your grocery store receipts. Take control of your daily tasks using an online productivity planner like Notion, ProofHub, Microsoft OneNote, or any other available options. 

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If you prefer pen and paper to all of these online planning platforms, look into printable to-do list templates or start a bullet journal, where you can plan out virtually everything about your daily life. 

Implement whatever organizational system works best for you, but then review your to-do list at least once a week.

Put Your Phone Away

It’s no secret that our phones are our biggest distractions at work. Distractions happen more often than you’d be willing to admit, whether that’s replying to a text message from a friend or family member or accidentally clicking on TikTok or Instagram.

Downloading and running apps that require you to leave your phone alone can significantly benefit those looking to increase their productivity. 

We suggest apps like Forest, Stay Focused, Offtime, and Help Me Focus. So put your phone away and stay productive!

Make extra money

Did you know that there are ways to make money passively? With apps like Honeygain you can earn passive income without any additional effort! You can make money by simply sharing the internet connection on your personal devices. 

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The productivity aid here comes into play because the app works best if you keep it running on your phone, sp turn the app on, put your phone down, and let your earnings increase while working your regular hours.

Create the Perfect Work Playlist

Working in an office can be rather overstimulating, given the constant stream of coworker conversations, the buzzing of coffee breaks, and the noise of the weird office music playlist.

Setting up one or two music playlists can get you into a productive headspace. By trial and error, decide what music works best for you, no matter what it may be. Some work best when jamming to funky 90’s music, some swear by classical music, and others prefer to listen to white or brown noise, which is said to improve mental clarity and productivity. 

And if that doesn’t work, maybe trying out guided meditations or podcasts will prove to be more effective for you. Don’t hesitate to do some experimenting to find what works best for you and your work routine.

Sit back in your chair, open up Spotify or Apple Music, and start your day on a good note – literally!

Now that we’ve covered these five ways to increase your productivity, you can start getting more done in the same 24 hours as before. Who even needs more than 24, right?