Ten Tweaks to Make Your Days More Efficient

We could all do with being more efficient, but how can you make better use of your time? With these ten tweaks, you’ll find yourself more motivated, increasingly efficient and more productive than ever…

1. Set the right tone

Start your day positively and calming. Take a break from screens until you’ve had some breakfast, done some exercise or taken a few moments to meditate. 

2. Identify clear goals

With so much to do, it can be tricky to know where to start and how to gauge your progress. By identifying clear, achievable goals, you’ll feel more able to tackle what’s ahead of you and be able to monitor your progress too. 

3. Tackle complex tasks first

Self-control and concentration can decrease throughout the day, so focus on more complicated tasks first. Use your mornings to deal with complex matters, and spend the afternoon on areas which require a less intense focus. 

4. Maximize your setup

If your Mac and devises are working efficiently, it will increase your own productivity. Use handy guides, such as, to edit your Mac’s host files and increase functionality dramatically. Terminal, an easy-to-use program, enables you to edit host files easily, and you can modify them to create a bespoke system, just for you. With increased control compared to more closed systems, Mac’s give you the opportunity to modify the way your device works. Integrating programs, blocking potentially distracting sites and preventing spyware or malware from popping up is easy to do when you edit Mac host files.

5. Be prepared to say no

Taking on too much in life can reduce the quality of your work, and stop you from getting essential tasks completed. Instead of spreading yourself too thinly, be prepared to say no to things and excel in other areas instead. 

6. Streamline your workspace

Having a cluttered desk or mountains of paperwork can be a big distraction. Even having numerous programs and tabs open on your computer can distract you from what you’re doing. Clear the clutter and maintain a clean and tidy workspace to maximize your efficiency. 

7. Set time estimates

If you have five things on your to-do list, allocate an appropriate amount of time to do them in. Your estimates may be slightly out at first, but this will help you to recognize how long varying tasks will take. With this information, you can plan your time more effectively and stay on track. 

8. Limit multi-tasking

Multi-tasking may feel like you’re getting a lot done, but it can actually be counter-productive, as you can see at Instead of switching from one task to another, complete each task in turn and then cross it off your to-do list. 

9. Eat breakfast

Some people struggle to eat in the mornings, but it can kick-start your body and mind. Even a small, healthy snack can be enough to set you up for the day ahead, so don’t neglect the most important meal of the day. 

10. Reward yourself!

Assign small rewards following complex tasks, so you stay motivated throughout the day. Whether it’s a five-minute break, your favorite snack or a short walk, giving yourself something to look forward to will help to incentivize you.

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