We are all busy with work. Who has time for the fancy idea of applying some theory into my work-life when I have 100 of emails and a few overdue projects? However, John Rampton from Entrepreneur believes that “Nobody cares how busy you are or how work you late, they just care what you get done”. And it’s true. So if there is any chance I can work less and get more work done, I am down for it. Curious about what can you do to be more efficiency? Read my 5 recommendations below.
- Track your time.
Time tracking allows you to focus on your work, check your limited time resource of the day and remind you what is your next task.
2. Get up and have a cup of tea every 90 minutes.
I don’t know about you but my brain stops working every 20 minutes. Scientific proves that the brain can only focus for 90 to 120 minutes before it needs a break. So before you feel like you need to take nap due to the body naturally reaction, we should get up and walk around the office for few minutes. Take small breaks. It helps.
3. Take a 15-20 minutes nap
Taking a nap in the afternoon has been proven you can be more productive afterward. Besides, it also helps to get you more relaxed and reduce the risks like heart attacks.
4. Work in natural light.
Many scientists suggest that the workplace daylight exposure is strongly connected to the workers’ sleep, activity, and quality of life. Working next to a window or getting much natural light can impact your productivity and energy.
5. Plan your day the night before
Planning your work before hand helps you to schedule the work better and achieve your goals.
These sound like small steps that wouldn’t affect your daily work life much but trust me, small things can change the big picture. Keep your spirit and attitude but also change to work smarter, stay at the office shorter and enjoy your personal life out there.
If you have any suggestion or successfully become more productive after applying these methods, share with me.