When you have a busy schedule at work, you’ll know that there are only so many tasks you can get done in a given day. Even if you are desperate to impress your boss – or just get on top of your ever-building workload – it may be difficult for you to remain focused and efficient throughout the working day.
However, there are some very simple ways to improve your productivity at work, and I have highlighted some of the less-obvious options below for you to consider.
Don’t open an Internet browser when it isn’t required
Although the chances are that you will need to use the Internet at various points throughout your day, restricting your usage outside of the essential Google search and email could improve your levels of productivity. In addition to wasting time, heavy use of the Internet can result in ‘cognitive overload’, which can impact on your ability to remember long-term information.
Seek advice from a professional life coach
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I can help you to prepare for any upcoming responsibilities, pressures and challenges that you may face in your job, which will, in turn, allow for a calmer, more relaxed and more focused you. This will naturally work wonders for your productivity.
Taking into account your emotional values and beliefs, I can provide you with guidance and assistance on how you can succeed in a new or existing professional position. Whether you need to adapt to new circumstances surrounding your job or combat your fears about a promotion or increased workload, I can identify problems head-on and eliminate them before they have a chance to manifest in your work.
Take weekends away and regular breaks
Increasing your productivity doesn’t have to be overly challenging – in fact, taking regular, scheduled breaks is one of the simplest ways to make a positive impact. Whether you want a weekend away to renew and reenergize you for the working week, or you just choose to take a longer lunch once a week to spend a bit more time out of the office, you’ll find that breaks can play a key role in making you more productive.
Break down big tasks
Productivity and organisation are linked – if you have a big task to complete, breaking it down into more manageable chunks will help you to remain focused and motivated. By tackling one part at a time, you will be able to give your all to each aspect of the task, remaining productive instead of what so many other people do in a similar situation – bury their head in the sand and avoid their work at all costs.
By taking on board some of the productivity tips that I have highlighted in this article, you will be able to remain efficient and motivated and deliver excellence in every job that you do. This will not only benefit your employer, but also allow you to reduce your levels of stress and focus on enjoying your job.