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Published On: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018

How To Increase Your Productivity At Work

Many people have jobs which leave them feeling drained at the end of the day, yet still haven’t finished all of their tasks.  It can leave them feeling frustrated and wondering what they’ve done wrong.

Often it can feel like you’re working your fastest and yet you can’t even get close to finishing all of your to-do’s.  When it comes to productivity, it’s not about how fast you run or even how good you are at the task at hand. It’s ultimately about giving yourself the tools in order to be able to do your best and stay focused when the pressure hits.

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Here are some of the best ways to ensure that you stay on top of your tasks at work and increase work productivity.

Get Plenty Of Sleep

Going to work on an empty tank means that you’ve given yourself a major challenge before you’ve even gotten started.  Without giving your body what it needs in order to function throughout the day, you’re sure to fall behind on your tasks.

Make sure that you get at least 8 hours of sleep a day.  You’ll feel rejuvenated and enthusiastic when you wake up, rather than exhausted and dreading getting out of bed when the alarm goes off.

Eat a Balanced Meal

Many people make unhealthy nutrition choices as work out of convenience.  They reach for the easiest and simplest option rather than the most wholesome.

What this does, however, it negatively impacts your body’s rhythm and gets you sleepy after your meal. However, when you eat things which are full of micronutrients and vitamins, you’ll be able to feel sustained energy throughout the day without a crash.

Packing your meals with fresh ingredients that you prepare at home won’t just increase your productivity, but also save you potentially hundreds a month.

Rid Yourself Of Distractions

If you’re often looking at your phone or personal emails throughout the day, it’s time to bring it to a stop. This will drain more of your day than you think.

Even when you only check your phone or email for a few minutes in increments, it can add up to a shocking total amount by the end of the day.

Try getting a tracker on your phone so that you can monitor your usage.  You may be surprised to find that the culprit of your lack of productivity is a simple fix of putting your phone in a drawer.

Love What You Do

If you don’t love your profession you will be more inclined to daydream and move slowly from task to task.  However, when you have a passion for your job and wake up excited to do it, it hardly feels like work at all.

Author: Anna Johansson

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