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7 Effective Ways to Work Smarter Not Harder


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In our busy lives, we often get stressed about our work. We try to complete every task that comes into our routine. We often think that we do not have enough time to finish what we started.

So, what to consider, work for 24 hours?

Not needed! You just need to change your working style and everything else will be fine itself. Just go through this article carefully and you will know ways to be smarter. You don't need to work harder anymore. (only reading does not help you, but action. These tips will not work in your life unless you don't.)

Well, come to the point, here are 7 effective ways to work smarter not harder.

1. Weekly plan

Week plan helps you to organize your task and stay focused. When you think about to organizing your week. It feels like the weeks by so quickly in that moment we used to ask ourselves that where did the time go? Write down what is most important to you in this week, decide what needs to get done, like as meetings, tasks and deadlines. make sure that you are fulfilling all your plans.

2. Don't multi-task

You often think that multitasking can save your time. But research tells us that we cannot perform multitasking. When you try to do two things at a time, you will not be able to complete even one task. You cannot do multiple tasks at the same time. If you trying to finish several tasks, then you are actually damaging your brain. Your brain will not support your internal system to perform successfully. It also reduces your proficiency and speed of your work. Researchers have found that it can decrease your performance and can be very harmful to your brain. Multitasking also affects your IQ system.

3. Always be grouped

It is very important to be together. Alone, you cannot achieve great results. Working in a team definitely brings you success. Whether you work with one person or with a team of hundred people. It is always good to work together as it helps businesses to succeed. When you collaborate, you can work on new ideas, and tasks that are on-hand can be done very effectively. To work smarter, you need to stay connected with your colleagues, employees and team. A group can achieve greater results than an individual.

4. Regular breaks

When you have to work on a challenge and hit a deadline or when you are working on a complex task and feel like you have a lot of things on your plate. In this condition, stress and pressure are very natural but taking a short break should be your priority. It has been scientifically proven that taking regular breaks is very important. Numerous researches have found that taking frequent breaks calms your internal system and is actually good for your work.

On the other hand, taking short breaks during work hours may not affect your results, but may increase. Taking frequent breaks from your busy schedule is good not only for your professional life but also for mental health.

5. Clear routine

If you don't have a clear routine, you may not be able to get the desired results at all. Seriously, you cannot. Having a certain routine gives you an all-day scenario.

Having a pre-defined routine will help you in the following areas:

  • It will make you more efficient and organized
  • It will reduce your stress
  • It will save your time
  • It will help you to get done the most important task
  • It will prioritize your work
  • It will reduce procrastination
  • It will keep you on target

6. Outsource

This is the thing I love the most. (I am a freelance website developer and web content writer. I often get multiple contracts at once. In a true sense, I cannot complete two things at once. So, I hire someone to do the work for me. And this is how, I submit my work within the time limit.)

To get the job done faster, you need to outsource as much as you can. When you have many things on your desk, you should go for outsourcing.

7. Finish what started

We all have a habit of starting projects but not completing them on time. This is where we all are lacking. We start two to three tasks simultaneously but are unable to complete. I would recommend you start the most important task of the day and then catch the other tasks. In this way, you can work more efficiently and on time.


Working smart or harder is our choice but as we are living in the age of digital era -so it is very important to think out of the box. In fact, we need to think like there is no box. We need to work more effectively than others. We need to stand out and create a different approach to our professional lives. I hope I have provided you with a lot of value today. The comment section is open for you.

Thank you for reading!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Amit Masih


Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on September 20, 2020:

Thank you for reading, Shibangi! Always love to read your comments.

Shibangi Das from Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on September 19, 2020:

You clearly pointed out some very important things. Thanks for sharing!

Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on September 11, 2020:

It means a lot, JC Scull! I feel blessed.

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on September 11, 2020:

Thank you for sharing. Good job.

Amit Masih (author) from Jaipur, India on September 11, 2020:

Thank you so much, Sowrabha ma'am! It means a lot to me that you took time from your busy life to read my article and provide me with valuable feedback. I feel very blessed to have you as my friend, senior member, and reader. I truly appreciate your kind words. Thanks for reading!

sowspeaks from Bengaluru on September 11, 2020:

Hi Amit,a very important topic finds sensible treatment at your hands. I am glad that you clarified the wrong notion that people have about multitasking. You have put across some very valid points. Thanks for sharing!

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