Top 10 Productivity tips

Record the video of an application

No, I am not kidding. You can do this. Windows 10’s new Game DVR function is to be used to record videos of gaming moments that you want to remember, but in reality, you can record videos of any open applications or desktop soft wares. So yay! To do this, you can press the Windows key + G. A box will soon appear, asking you if you want to open the Game bar. Well, lie, and press Yes, this is a game box, and another plethora of options will appear in the same bar. It is simple – all you have to do is click on Record to start recording the video. You can find the recorded videos in the Game DVR of the Xbox’s inbuilt app and under the user folder Videos followed by Captures. This trick is handy if you are into making instructional videos for YouTube and the likes.

Keep a Notebook and Pen on Hand at All Times

This way, you can write down your thoughts, to-dos and ideas at any time. The key is to get everything out of your head and onto paper. Your subconscious mind won’t be reminding you about it every other second. Another consideration is getting the app Evernote. Not only does this save you on ink and paper, Evernote is a convenient place for you to jot down notes and thoughts and then share them with the team. In certain circumstances, this can prove useful if you’re the type of person that has a lot of ideas that you want to share.

Auto Pay Your Bills

How many times have you been worried about whether you missed the bills deadline? Auto paying your bills will save you time and eliminate late fees and increased interest rates.

Eliminate All Distractions

Distractions include the phone, email notifications and having multiple web browsers open on the desktop. Just as it’s important to be organized offline, it’s key to have things organized online as well. This free guide End Distractions And Find Your Focus is a good tool to help you. With this guide, you’ll learn how to get rid of distractions and boost productivity. Grab your free guide here. You can also learn more on how to get rid of all distractions in this guide: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

Take a Break

You can’t always be working at optimum productivity. Instead, you should shoot for working in short bursts at your most productive times.

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Delegate to Project Admins

Who do you contact when you have a Jira question?  Knowing whether to contact the project-level admin or the application-level admin will save time and get user questions resolved faster. Need an issue closed, a sprint started, or a component added?  Those are project-level admin duties. Need a new Jira project, an integration, or a change that impacts the application as a whole?  That’s a job for the application-level admin. Application admins should delegate all project setting and individual issue questions to project admins. Tip:  In each Jira project, use the project’s “Description” field to list the name of a single point of contact.  This way, users always know who to contact first.  Using the “Description” field is particularly helpful if the listed lead is a generic user or distribution list.  See screenshot.


I’ll confess: I stink at this. I hate to ask for help, and often it seems more trouble to explain a task to someone else than to just do it myself. But not everything that needs to be done in your life must be done by you. Evaluate that to-do list carefully. What tasks could someone else do, thereby freeing you up to focus on the things only you can do? Look around you: who is available to do some of those tasks? A secretary? A colleague? A family member? A paid helper? An important key to productivity is doing only those things that only you can do, and giving somebody else the opportunity to contribute by doing those other tasks. Lifehack’s CEO has a unique way to delegate work effectively, take a look at his guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

Listen to Music That Boosts Productivity

Distractions should be avoided, but sometimes a bit of music in the background can help you focus. Of course, it doesn’t need to be heavy rock music, but a bit of Beethoven may do you some good. Here’s a complete guide to help you pick the right music for better productivity: How To Maximize Your Productivity With Music: A Complete Guide

Use “Favorites” to keep active folders at the top of your Navigation Pane (aka folder pane)

In the days of “paper offices”, (pre-computer age), we had 3 filing systems. These still apply to today’s world but have been lost in the flurry of digital organizing.