Have you recently found yourself lacking the motivation to complete your daily tasks? We’ve gathered together five simple changes that help you to ensure you are fulfilling your full potential at work and feeling satisfied at the end of the day.
We know you may find it hard to believe, but background noise has been shown through research to boost productivity. While music can be distracting for some, sounds such as a room full of conversations has been shown to improve productivity. So, instead of trying to work in your quiet office, why not complete your tasks in a coffee house with a nice cup of tea!
Exercise can have many benefits on productivity. Exercise leads to raising your energy levels, improves stress levels and reduces fatigue, all factors which can help you become more productive at work. If you don’t have time to schedule in a workout each day, little changes such as walking to work each day or taking the stairs instead of the lift can account for small ways to exercise.
Taking regular breaks has been shown to improve productivity by resetting your mood and giving yourself the opportunity to recover from work stress. By taking a short amount of time to grab a drink, have a chat with a colleague or go for a short walk, you can put yourself in the right frame of mind to tackle the rest of your day.
Set small goals
Looking at the mountain of tasks you are responsible for each day can be overwhelming. Therefore, we suggest that you set yourself small, achievable goals each day through a to-do list. Through completing each of the small goals, you can build your motivation and encourage yourself to remain productive throughout the day.
Get enough sleep
Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your work performance, leading to difficulty concentrating, communicating and learning. Furthermore, work relationships can be affected due to moodiness and potential outbursts, all of which are factors which could be impacting your productivity and overall happiness. It is advised that healthy adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night, so you may want to consider going to bed a little earlier in order to ensure you’re getting enough rest.