Are you the kind of person who experiences a midweek slump? Or perhaps lunch leaves you ready for a nap each day? While it can be easy to give in to these unproductive feelings, they don’t do anyone any good. That’s why today, we’ll be outlining some tips for being consistently productive at work, so you can be the best version of yourself, all day, every day.
The Company You Keep
They say that we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with. So, with that in mind, it’s worth surrounding yourself with productive people. If you have flexibility in where you can work from and find that your standard office isn’t quite doing it for you, or perhaps you run a freelance business and struggle to stay motivated at home, a shared office space could be a great solution.
Not only will you gain access to great amenities that you probably wouldn’t have at home, but you can also work out when the hustlers are around and line your working hours up with theirs, thus passively improving your productivity.
Let It Out
Our minds have a tendency to wander, and while distracting thoughts can breed creativity, they’re not the best if you’re trying to stay on track and get things done. Instead of going off on a tangent while you should be focused on an important task, type your thoughts into a note application or go old-school and write them down in a notebook. This way, you’re not depriving yourself of creativity, and those ideas with real potential can be explored later without ruining your focus or productivity.
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the effect, in any given situation, will come from 20% of the cause. For example, 80% of your revenue comes from 20% of your customers, 80% of the world’s wealth is held by 20% of the population, and 80% of your output comes from 20% of your efforts.
With this in mind, work out when your most productive time is, and focus only on the most important tasks during that window. This way, you can advance large projects during your best hours and focus on getting more basic tasks completed when you may not be at your peak.
Work Up A Sweat
This may seem like an odd tip to have on a list of ways to stay productive, but exercise is actually great for productivity. By working out regularly, you provide your body with what it needs to stay in great shape which then flows through to helping your brain function at its peak as well. Exercise is also a great mood booster, and when you’re happy, you’ll generally perform better in any tasks that you undertake.
Our final tip is to ensure that you’re drinking enough water. Everything in our bodies, including our brain, functions better with sufficient levels of hydration. So, if you’re the type who forgets, set yourself a timer and take regular breaks to stretch your legs and grab a glass of water.
You’ll be benefiting on two fronts for your productivity. Increased blood flow helps our brains, and you’ll also reap a whole host of other benefits just by adding a little extra clear liquid to your day.
These aren’t the only tips that will help you with being consistently productive at work, but they are some of the easiest to implement, so we figured they’d be the most helpful for you. Now, stop procrastinating and go make magic happen!