With today’s technology, getting distracted at work is much too easy. From smartphones with apps that can keep you entertained for hours to endless webpages to surf through, staying focused can be difficult. Get ready to work smarter and not harder with our ‘EZ’ tips on how to stay productive at the office.
An Organized Desk is a Happy Desk
This seems so simple yet most of us have a hard time keeping our personal lives organized
, so how can we expect to do the same with our desks? Use a desk organizer to spend less time searching and more time working.
Peace, Love & Prioritize
Having a list of priorities can make your day go smoother. Knowing what must be done in order of importance will allow for larger projects to get finished on time. You might feel accomplished and now motivated to trudge through the rest of your to-do list.
Physical To-Do List
The feeling of satisfaction you get when crossing something off a to-do list never gets old. Treat yourself when you get through your entire list for the week with a nice dinner or new office supplies
Give your brain a breather - take a five minute break every thirty minutes. You may be thinking … I won’t get any work done if I do this! Incorporate your breaks into your work. Instead of sending an e-mail, walk down the hall to ask a co-worker a question. A mental break even for a moment can help more than you know.
Don’t Be an E-mail Hoarder
We don’t know about you, but when we see e-mails in our inbox pile up in the hundreds, anxiety and stress sets in. Set aside time to go through your entire inbox so you can start with a clean slate. Add time into your schedule every day to answer e-mails and hopefully they won’t pile up.
Spend Your Time Wisely
Set yourself up for success by allowing yourself a specific amount of time for a project. By budgeting your time, you are forcing yourself to be efficient.
Do You Even Puzzle?
Your brain is a muscle that needs to be exercised. By playing crosswords or brainteasers, you are keeping your mind engaged in a fun way.
Use Natural Decor
Many studies have proved that plants increase morale and force forward creativity. Plants clean the air around you and in turn help to keep you focused.