Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance
Everybody has moments during work where it is difficult to focus and it’s hard to maintain productivity in the workplace. You’re sitting there at your desk, spreadsheet on the computer and you start to glance out of the window. Next thing you know, you’ve been sitting doing nothing for an hour, with a deadline looming. Your stress levels rise and what should have been a very straightforward task now looks like a mountain to climb. Remain focused and productive at work in these three ways.
Choose a Good Chair
It sounds silly, but a good chair is the first step to keeping yourself productive in the workplace. If we are uncomfortable at work, we begin to shift and squirm; we no longer focus on the work, but are thinking of ways to get more comfortable. This is a waste of time. You don’t have to spend a lot of money; try out a number of chairs to see what best suits you, you won’t regret it!
Keep Your Work Station Tidy
Staying productive is partly about getting into the right frame of mind when you are working. You have to think efficiently if you want to work efficiently. If you clutter your desk, it puts you in a state of mind that is disorganized. Tidy your workstation and you will find it far easier to concentrate on your work during the day.
Take a Walk
Everybody needs a break every so often. Taking a little walk at lunchtime will enable you to get out of the office, stretch your legs and get a bit of fresh air. You can clear your mind and allow it to recover after a hard morning of work: setting yourself up for a highly productive afternoon.
It’s the little things that count; do what you can to maximize your productivity in the workplace.
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