If there’s one thing a lot of people struggle with at work, it’s keeping productivity levels high all day. Most people either feel extremely groggy in the morning, or experience an afternoon slump that they find too difficult to shake off. If this sounds like you, then you need a few smart ways to keep your productivity levels high all day. Read on to find out how you can do this!
Exercise In The Morning
Start off by exercising in the morning. You don’t have to go to the gym for two hours; simply going for a quick run or HIIT session, anything that will help you to get the blood pumping, is a great way to release some endorphins and stay productive all day.
It also means you get this healthy habit out of the way, before you have time to think about it and make excuses later on.
Use Coffee Strategically
Many people rely on coffee to get them through the day, but using coffee is a bad idea unless you really need it. If you must use coffee, use it strategically. Don’t drink one cup after the other, because sooner or later, the effects will begin to wear off. If you can avoid using it every day, using it when you actually need it will help to make the biggest difference.
Invest In The Right Equipment To Help You
There are gadgets and things out there that can help you to keep your productivity levels high, depending on what type of job you work in and what you find your struggles are. For example, somebody at a desk job may find that a back brace to help them sit up straight is helpful in keeping them awake and feeling good. Other organizations find that anti-fatigue mats are perfect for employees who are on their feet most of the day. Figure out where your problems lie and then look into different pieces of equipment that could help.
Take Short, Regular Breaks
Taking short, regular breaks actually helps people to stay more productive throughout the day than simply working through – which can mean a steady decline in productivity. Plan out your work and breaks in blocks!
Set Yourself Deadlines And Track How Long Tasks Take You
Set yourself personal deadlines to get things finished. Apps like Rescuetime can help you to track how long things take you, which is helpful since many people struggle to estimate how long things actually take, and can’t work out where all of their time is going. Tasks like social media and email probably take up more of your time than you think.
Multitasking actually slows you down. Pick one task and commit to it!
Look At Pretty Things
Studies have shown that looking at pretty things, like plants, candles, or flowers, can increase productivity up to 15%!
Minimize Your Interruptions
Finally, minimize your interruptions. Turn off notifications, avoid emails (especially early on in the day), and get as much real work done as possible before letting these things slow you down.
Run the day or the day will run you!