Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance
We have very busy lives. It can be tough to juggle all of our commitments during the year; work, friends and family, and we have to be careful to make sure that it doesn’t get on top of us. Making plans will have two main benefits that will ultimately lead to you maintaining productivity in the workplace.
One of the main reasons why we get distracted is because we are worried about other things that need doing. We may be getting stuck in our job when we suddenly realize that our children have a parents evening coming up, or we need to do the shopping. Rather than carrying on working, we start to think about how we are going to fit other activities into our busy day. By making a plan, you are able to devote time to each activity, meaning that productivity in the workplace is maintained and your workflow is not disrupted.
We work best when we have a target to meet, and whilst we do have deadlines for work, these could be months in the future. It is very difficult to motivate yourself to do the job now when it doesn’t need to finished for a long time. However, by planning your time, you impose deadlines on yourself; you have to complete the job, otherwise you won’t be able to go to the football match on the weekend. Setting targets is key to ensuring that you retain productivity in the workplace. Structure your day and productivity will follow
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