Utilize this 10 tips to be more productive at while at work and in life!
1 Sweat a little before work
Get up early and dedicate half an hour to an hour to your beloved workout. No matter what you prefer-running, swimming, lifting weights or something else-morning effort gives your brain a nice shot of oxygen and glucose. Don’t let your mind be undernourished
2 Take a cold shower
A cold shower in the morning may sound like a horror, but it gives you extra vital powers. A cold shower forces you to take deeper breaths and your blood to flow like a wild river. It also gives you an additional oxygen injection, makes you more energetic and is guaranteed to boost your concentration! OK, so maybe just final rinse should be cold, it does a body good
3 Gobble Strawberries
YUM!!!! Aside from the simple fact that almost everyone loves strawberries, they also provide you with a towering level of antioxidants. When you start forgetting things and becoming more susceptible to stress, a simple dose of strawberries may save your life.
4 Change your morning Habit
For a long time, I thought reading anything before breakfast and coffee skyrocketed my productivity because it trains my brain. Beep! Wrong! Scrolling Facebook, or reading a newspaper is like sliding over the surface of information. Try something that engages your mind, like a crossword puzzle or Sudoku. You will see a noticeable change in how your brain works after this kind of engaging warm up.
5 Make Note of Productivity
When you think about your plan for a project you have been working on, you probably see little holes and weaknesses in your perfect plan. The worst thing you can do is to change your strategy on the spot. What you can do is plan to avoid those problems in the future. Form the habit of writing down every idea of how you can improve your workflow in the future.
6 Design your Own Workplace
Current design trends of minimalism and Puritan austerity have a negative impact on productivity. Employees working in self-decorated workplaces are about 32 percent more productive than those working in minimalistic offices.
7 Work Standing Up
Writer Ernest Hemingway used to work standing up. Thanks to this little trick, he could write for hours, staying concentrated and clear-minded. When you sit, your body is resting, so you become susceptible to distractions and procrastination. Standing requires a healthy muscle tone and improves blood circulation, so you stay stimulated and do not get distracted.
8 Avoid too Much ‘Good Job’
The music teacher from the movie “Whiplash”, said, “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” Be careful about congratulation yourself too often. If you are too tolerant of what you do, you may miss the moment when you lower your standards. Treat your achievements more like next steps to something bigger than like a final victory. Save that for the big jobs that get filled with high markups!
9 Do Not Listen to Engaging Music
When you listen to your beloved Mozart’s second piano concert in B-flat major, you will not be able to focus on work because you will focus on your favorite parts of the music. It is similar when you listen to music that is new for you. Fresh, interesting sounds capture your attention. If you have to listen to music, listen to pieces that allow you to work.
10 Replace Office with the Café
According to the Journal of Consumer Research, occasionally leaving your comfort zone and going to a somewhat noisy place (like a café) can unblock your creativity, allowing you to think more clearly and focus on work for a longer time.
Author – Debra Olcesé