Increase Your Productivity at Work
Many employers measure good performance by the quality of tasks completed within a deadline. There’s limited time in a workday day so it’s crucial to make the most of it.
Get more accomplished at work by implementing these 5 easy tips into your daily routine.
Create a to-do list
Each day, prioritize your tasks in a to-do list based on internal and external deadlines and put them into a calendar. Making a schedule keeps you organized for days to come while allowing you to focus on completing the task at hand.
Take a break
Get up from your desk and go for a walk, get a cup of coffee or grab a snack. Brief intermission periods gets the blood flowing and gives your eyes time to relax. Health experts caution professionals that “productivity is not measured by the number of hours you sit at a desk, but by how much you get done without sacrificing your health.”
Try not to work on multiple projects at one time. This can cause you to become flustered and opens doors for distractions. Researchers have found that multitasking can actually result in lost time and productivity. Try completing one project before moving on to the next.
Distractions at work are inevitable. Even if you can eliminate them altogether, try your best minimize them. Uninterrupted focus on a single task puts you into a flow, allowing you to progress faster with the project. Giving a project your full attention and energy also ensures that you do the best job possible.
Avoid heavy lunches
Instead of going to a restaurant and having a huge burger and fries for lunch, try the healthier option on the menu like a grilled chicken salad. Large, dense lunches will only keep your energy up for a short time. Healthy meals keep you energized all day and prevent afternoon “crashes.”
What are some of your favorite ways to increase your output at work?