When it comes to doing our jobs, studies, and even our housework, organization is a key factor for us to achieve our highest level of productivity. It is therefore important that we dedicate all the necessary time to know not only what our objectives are but also what type of techniques or strategies work for us to achieve them. We all have the same amount of time, but our productivity levels will depend on whether we make the most of our days to achieve the best version of ourselves.
In Effective Mode we want to share with you a series of methods that work great for us, and that involve only the use of post-its and highlighters. So, if you want to learn to organize yourself, you cannot miss the information that we provide below.
Post-its and highlighters to improve your productivity
Productivity with Post-it
The posit They are as practical as they are simple to use and, in addition, they serve us for practically to fulfill any purpose. Not surprisingly, they have been great allies in any office for many years. They have a wide variety of colors, sizes and shapes to suit our tastes or our requirements. Some of the advantages they offer are the following.
1. Order the tasks
One aspect that usually presents us with great difficulties when it comes to being productive is the ordering of tasks. One of the simplest solutions is to create a list of tasks that are ordered according to their urgency and importance. The most imminent should be those that you must solve that same day, while the tasks that can wait are those that do not necessarily have to be performed on the current date.
Once you have determined the order of the tasks, you can assign a color of posit to each of the categories: important, urgent and “can wait.” Write each task in its corresponding color and order them by importance. This way you will be able to establish what you must comply with first, also saving you possible oversights. As you finish the tasks, you can mark the specific task with a check.
2. Daily routine
Create and, above all, maintaining a routine is an arduous purpose to achieve, although definitely not impossible. To be consistent, you can use the huge offer of posits. For example, you can remind yourself of your motivations by writing them in different posits and arrange them in those places that you frequent most frequently, with your work desk or the refrigerator.
3. Ideas and inspiration
Another very interesting use of posit is that of immediate annotation. This implies that you write in them ideas that have arisen and that you want to take up again, or even words of inspiration that you want to reflect on afterwards.
Highlighters not only do they enhance the aesthetic aspect of our annotations, endowing them with a fun and cheerful character, but they also allow us to establish techniques organization that perhaps you had not even suspected. Read on and discover some of them.
1. Buy only the necessary colors
It is possible that among its more fluorine options and its new pastel shades it will be difficult for you to decide which to opt for, but it is extremely important that you comply with it because, otherwise, using too many colors can have the opposite effect. Our recommendation is that you always keep the colors you choose to create a mental routine when it comes to understanding your annotations.
2. Highlighters and planner
A planner will help us enormously to organize our entire days. You can assign a color for each activity (events, work, home …) and even use symbols to create a personalized legend that you will gradually internalize. After all, highlighters They help us to highlight the most important information so that, visually, our mind retains the data better.
In short: our advice is that you explore different mechanisms to find out which ones work best for you (not all of us find the same techniques useful). Once you discover it, we assure you that you will notice a great difference at a productive level in your life. 🙂