How To Boost Your Work Productivity

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Do you ever think about how much time you waste during one day or a whole week? Do you sometimes feel it’s been a long time since you’ve been truly productive? If your answer is positive, you’re like most people. There’s no reason to shame yourself as we all feel similarly and, unfortunately, we’re merely human and sometimes our mood, hormones or emotions tend to stop us in our quest for productivity. It’s easy to plan your work in theory, of course. Just divide the tasks you want to do in some time units that fit your day, and everything will be fine. The truth is that putting this plan into action is a whole different story. However, there are ways to help yourself be more productive and we’re here to share a few tips on the subject. 

Work And Play 

One of the things that may motivate you is having actual fun outside of work. Think of it this way – if you lead a very interesting life outside the office, you will be much more eager to do all the work in order to be able to switch to the fun part. We swear it works. On top of that, when you spend your free time surrounded with friends or family doing fun activities, your happiness hormones are being released more often and your adrenaline rises, as well. All these factors contribute to a more dynamical lifestyle and work productivity will follow as it will seem too boring not to do anything useful on the job. 

A Change Of Interior 

Sometimes, all you need to boost your efficiency is a simple change of environment. However, as most people work in actual offices, they cannot change their workspace. Luckily, they can change its appearance. So, next time you feel as if you’re stuck in a rut, buy a new lamp or a colourful rug. The more visually stimulating the change, the better. Sometimes just a great new pen can do the trick or something as simple as a new photo frame on your desk or a plant. Regardless of what you choose, make sure you love your new piece of furniture and it will be your motivator for the times to come. 

Stop Multitasking 

People feel more useful when they are doing several things at once. They even feel proud and very accomplished when, in reality, it’s not a good thing at all. Multitasking is a productivity killer. Research shows that multitasking harms our brain. Instead of focusing on one thing, our brain tries to do several things at once which means that at all times while we do one thing, we obsess about all others and we constantly have an intermittent workflow which slows the whole process down. We all know that once you pause an action, it isn’t that easy just switching back. You need some time to ease into it over and over again and that time would be saved if you just committed to a single task at a time. 

Make To-Do Lists 

It may seem silly, but making a list of tasks you wish to do each day increases your productivity. They are considered more serious once they are written down than when they’re just in your head. If your plan is hypothetical, it would be much easier to tweak it if you fail to accomplish all the tasks. Instead, you should make an actual lust and cross things off upon each task completion. It will give you satisfaction and the will to do more. 

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are ways to trick yourself into being more productive and you should definitely use them. Make sure to try some of these pieces of advice and see if they work. You’ll soon realize that some of them, if not all of them, have proved to be very effective. One change calls for another, it’s a rule. So, make a change and be the best version of yourself you can be.

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