If you want to increase your productivity, you should add routines to make sure you are completing your tasks. Of course, the tasks that your completing should be the right ones. But, assuming they are, you need some structure to get your work complete. Here are some guidelines to help you make that happen.
Start by defining which routines you want to map out for yourself. You could do this for your personal goals and work goals. You can list all the tasks you currently need to do and decide which of those would need a routine.
A simple example would be to do an oil change on your car. The first step is to schedule it for every three months on your calendar. Then, you could map out a plan on how you will accomplish the task. First, you’ll need to buy the supplies, like oil, filters, etc. You’ll also need to jack up the car or put it on jack stands. Then, you will drain the old oil from the car, replace the filter, and add the new oil. The last step is to check the oil dipstick to make sure the levels are good. There may be other steps involved which you could add as you see fit.
You can automate some tasks via computer. If you are capable of doing this yourself, then proceed. If you need to hire a computer programmer, you may be able to find one on freelance websites. It’s not as expensive as you might think. You do want to make sure you create a complete specification, and that can be a challenge if you have never done it before.
Always have a backup plan for any automated procedures. Some people get dependent on automation to the point where they don’t know what to do when the routines fail. Write down how to do the procedures manually in the event you need to get the job completed by a certain time. Trying to find a programmer to fix the problem is not easy and may cost you a lot of money.
If you have to perform routines which are not automated, you will need the discipline to complete them. Schedule time on your calendar as a reminder. It’s easy to let these tasks go, especially if they are ones you are not thrilled to do in the first place.