How to be More Productive at Work

Quit slacken

Want to get more done during your workday, pump the brakes on procrastination, and have fun while you’re at it?  Here’s what works for me…

*Blasting up-beat tunes. Nothing keeps me energized and on-track like good music, and for work I love the Avicci station on Pandora for the high tempo yet (mostly) lyric-less jams.  Just be sure to keep the headphones in if you work with other humans (apparently not everyone loves my taste in music? Crazies.).

* Keeping my work fridge stocked with wallet and waistline-friendly snacks.  In the wise words of Virginia Woolf, “One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Nuff’ said.

*Taking periodic brain brakes.  Research shows that regular respites from work are crucial for keeping your mental acuity pin sharp.  And praise the Lord, because the idea of remaining affixed to my computer screen from dusk till dawn makes my toes curl (and not in a good way!).  So to stay on track (and keep from getting booooorrred) try going for a quick walk in the fresh air, doing some yoga stretches, or sipping a cup of Jo the next time the 3pm slump hits!

* Doing what requires the most brain power (and is most important) first thing in the morning (or whenever you feel most “on” and alert).  This allows you to be at your best for the projects that matter most.   While you’re at it, try only checking email at pre-determined times as opposed to consistently throughout the day (you’ll be amazed by how much more you accomplish).

Got any other tips for increasing productivity and diving into projects with gusto?  Would love to hear about em’ in the comments section below!

And if you want more more MORE advice for making the most out of your time at the office, give me a holler at rebecca.i.rubin@gmail.com and we’ll set up a FREE one-on-one breakthrough coaching session.

How to be more productive at work

Advertisements