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Productivity: Ultimate and Effective Tips for Developers

By Managi Iwuoha
In December 11, 2019
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How do you reconcile that cold numbing terror of frustration when you are neck-deep and drowning in uncompleted tasks with the strong stinging urge to meet deadlines? Does your programming work get you anxious and burned out? So, a lot of the time – this very moment as well – you wonder how you can improve your productivity. That’s a good step.

Although productivity is a relative measure, it is a good show of the efficiency of one’s work methods and one’s use of resources. While there may not be numerous ways of expressing productivity except in terms of deliverables and deadlines, there are several ways of emotionally expressing poor productivity. And evidently, they are all distasteful.  

You want to improve your productivity – beat deadlines, turn over deliverables, reach set goals, maximize resources, and gracefully avoid burnouts? Then you most certainly need to know These Effective Hacks for Developers.

Adopt Early Work Hours

While perhaps not everybody is an early worker, it is undeniably true that you can accomplish a lot for a day if you set out early. Ideally, you would perceive that you are more energetic in the morning than you can be at any other time of the day. So make the most of it.

A review of developers at Start Hub showed that about 5 of 10 developers love to work in the evenings or late into the night.

The reason mostly being serenity and convenience, which leads us to the next tip!

Define your Workspace

If you love to work in a quiet and convenient space (who doesn’t?), create it. Have a defined workspace free of distractions. It doesn’t matter if it’s at home or work. A workspace designed to provide you mental space and peace improves your productivity by a hundred factors. It doesn’t have to be much. You can apply the 5 effective tips for collaboration in the workplace if you share a coworking space with a team.

Tackle your First Priority First

That’s right! Carry out your most important task first. While to-do lists may come in handy for productivity, you must prioritize your daily tasks.  

So, If you like to-dos, you should know why to-do lists don’t work (and how to change that). I will also suggest you try these five best to-do list tips, to do it the right way.

Get Licensed Versions of Your Tools

Save time, boost your productivity, and eliminate stress (or try at least) by getting licensed versions of work tools. They allow easy updates and come with the best features. Could save you tons of time and teeth-gnashing moments. Experience has taught me!

Take a Break

It’s a matter of discipline to stick with plans and deadlines over very long uptimes. But you need a break, take it. A rejuvenating and refreshing break would do your mental and physical wellbeing a whole lot of good. Do the things you love. I listen to music.

Work Smart for Better Productivity

You are a perfectionist, perhaps. I get it. But you must understand that it can’t and won’t be perfect all the time. Spending more time than required on a task to make it perfect doesn’t improve productivity. If anything, it burns you out when it doesn’t turn out as intended. 

So, What is it Going to Be?

Take a long good look at your performance over the past few weeks – days, maybe. What changes can you make to improve your productivity? You don’t have to do everything here at the same time. Try whichever makes sense to you and see how much your productivity improves.

Cheers! To your productivity!

 

Managi Iwuoha is a content writer, content marketer, and the community engagement officer at Start Innovation Hub. He writes about tech, content marketing, personal development, and mental health.

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