Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your time in the office or wherever you call ‘work’.
1. Allocated time
Breaking up your day into time slots helps you define a purpose for each portion and therefore pushes you to complete the task at hand.
2. Take short breaks
Break down work into blocks, usually by 25 minutes at a time, with each being separated by small breaks. The idea is to avoid a burnout from working for too long.
3. Comfort is key
Some jobs have strict dress codes, but if you can find a way to adapt your outfit to something a little more ‘you’, then you might feel more at ease and therefore more productive.
4. Treat yourself
If you can afford to, consider treating yourself at the end of the day, or week, or even per task. It doesn’t need to be anything huge. If bribery is what gets you through the day, then so be it.
5. The power of ‘no’
If you can delegate, do so. The power of ‘no’ can sometimes be bigger than the power of ‘yes’.
6. No time to waste
It’s pretty straightforward to understand that the less time you have, the less you will waste, so give yourself shorter time slots to do each task and you might find yourself speeding up and knocking jobs out the door.
7. A visible plan
Just like various studying techniques, drawing out a list of tasks helps clear your mind as you can focus on one thing at a time without trying to remember everything else.
8. Concentrate on the task at hand
Focus your energy on one task at a time and you might find it helps you get through things quicker.