Productivity is the most critical thing for success at work. Business executives, owners and managers all want the most out of their employees. If you are not working as good or efficiently as the other employees then your long-term job prospects will be in trouble. If you feel that you are also going on the same track and not accomplishing a lot throughout the day then you should consider how to distribute your time. To get your work done on time and having extra to do what you love the most, it’s better to consider these five tips for increasing productivity.
Set Your Schedule for the Next Day before You Leave Office
Before you leave the office prioritize which tasks need to be completed. Even if you are disturbed with extra tasks or emergencies you will still have an idea what needs to be completed when you get back to your work desk. Not only a schedule will keep you organized it will also keep you focused on your work. You will feel a satisfaction of crossing the items from the “to-do list”.
Take a 10 Minutes Break When You Feel Mentally Exhausted
Take a short break from work when you feel exhausted you can grab a cup of coffee or you can take a walk down to the hall for water.Taking small breaks during work can get your blood flowing and allow you to return to work with a fresh mind.
Multi-tasking is currently a new trend, managers and owners love employees who multi-task. But studies and research has proven employees who try to do more than one task at a time cannot be productive. Multi-tasking is harmful then helpful. If you try to do more task in one time either you end up distracted or it makes the quality of work suffer, so it’s best to focus on one work.
Eliminate Possible Distractions
Although avoiding interruptions during work is simply impossible, but you can always minimize them to some extent. If you have an office with a door keep it close, when a co-worker is trying to have a chit chat, tell them politely that you are finishing a project and will talk later. Just make sure you don’t brush off your superiors.
Avoid Eating Large and Heavy Lunches
Instead of eating heavy and large meals, it’s better to snack on high proteins, antioxidants and fibers the whole day. Berries and Granola will keep you focused and full. Avoid energy drinks and sugary food as they will allow you to go on for a short time.