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5 tips to improve productivity at work


5 tips to improve productivity at work

1. Don’t skip breakfast!

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. In saying this, why would you want to skip out on such an important meal? If you are typically getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night, you will need to wake up and break the fast. Breakfast provides you with the energy you need to tackle the day ahead. Studies show that those that eat breakfast, generally tend to lead a more healthier lifestyle and are less likely to be overweight.

2. Write it down

The way to get things done is to have a visual reminder of them. Even Virgin founder, Richard Branson suggests this –

This way you can organise yourself properly and keep a log of what needs to be done and what has been done.

3. Put your phone on airplane mode 

If you’re working towards a deadline and really need to get a task finished, the best thing is to minimise distractions. The average person spends more time on their phone than they do sleeping. This goes to show how much of a distraction our phones can be. So slide on that airplane mode and churn out those pending tasks.

4. Get up and get out

The average work day is around 8 hours, but working hours can vary from day-to-day based on a person’s workload.  8 hours is ample time to get up and take regular breaks. Whether it be to the toilet or to the shop. Even if you are snowed under with work, you’re bound to do more damage to your productivity if you don’t take a short break. Olympian, Tom Daley stresses the importance of getting in at least 20-minutes of exercise a day in his new book “Tom’s Daily Plan”.

5. Don’t take on more than you can handle

No man or woman is an island and even the most capable of people need help from time to time. Instead of seeing asking for help as a weakness, see it as one less thing you have to worry about. Make your day more manageable by delegating tasks to someone who is willing to help. This way you can focus on completing one task at a time and doing so more efficiently.

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