7 Efficiency Hacks

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Sometimes, it is hard to get into the groove of work.


So today, we wanted to share with you our top efficiency hacks for getting things done.



Leave it to the last minute. Parkinson’s Law.

Isn’t it funny how quick you can tidy a mess when people are spontaneously ‘popping by’ in 10 minutes?

“If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do” — Cyril Northcote Parkinson.  To try and harness this law without producing shoddy work try and set yourself tasks within timeframes. For example, 20 minutes or an hour.



Find your flow.

Unfortunately, your ‘flow’ doesn’t last all day which means you have to harness it to be as efficient as possible. Keep track of when you are most productive.


For some, this is early as possible, for others, it’s later in the day. My flow is never at 3 pm.

Match Tasks To Energy Levels

When you write your to-do list put a rough energy level estimate.


This way you can work with your energy levels instead of against yourself.



Have a to-do list that works for you.

Keep your to-do list in a place that works for you. Whether that’s an app or a pretty notebook. Personally, I like to keep my to-do list on my Apple notes as it is always accessible to me. 



2 Minute Rule

If it takes 2 minutes or less to do something, then do it right away. Otherwise, little things build up.



List Your Errands

Say you have an appointment and you get there 20 minutes early.


Right next to where your appointment is, is the post office. On your errands list is ‘get envelopes’. You can use this time to go and get the envelopes now as opposed to going out on another occasion to get them.



52 and 17 Rule

The idea behind this point is derived from a scientific study when an app monitored workers performance.


It turns out that we do our best work when we work for 52 minutes and take a break for 17.




Interesting idea. 


Try implementing one of these ideas into your day the next time you are stuck for motivation or energy!


About the author

Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover,  foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.