At one point in time or another, we have all been in a position where we are sitting at work and moving at the speed of a turtle. It seems as if nothing is getting done and the projects keep falling farther and farther behind. If you don’t do something quick, you are never going to be able to catch up with all of the work you need to do.
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Don’t worry; there are things that you can do to increase your productivity at work. These simple tips and techniques are simpler than you might realize, but the benefits go beyond anything you could ever have imagined. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck in a situation where you feel as if you can’t do anything. Instead of worrying about filling out job applications and looking for other work, take control with one of the four productivity boosters below.
1. Take A Break
Even though you might think this is counterproductive to your current situation, it isn’t. By taking a simple five minute break from it all and walking around, you can clear your head and get the blood flowing. Walk around outside and breathe in the fresh air, smell the outdoors and feel the sun on your face.
Once you head back into the office, you will feel rejuvenated and refreshed. You will be amazed at how something as simple as five minutes can transform your energy levels. Refreshed and revitalized, you are ready to start work once again.
2. Outline Your Priorities
Upon arriving to work in the morning, make a list of everything you need to do for the day. Arrange all of the tasks in the order you hope to accomplish them. If you are looking to save time, compile a to-do list the night before going in to work. Continue to update the list periodically throughout the day as you complete things or new projects come in. Checking items off the list will provide you with a sense of accomplishment and let you know that you are working toward a goal.
3. Consider The Long-Term
Take a moment and think about two big things that you want to accomplish over the next year and post them onto your computer. By doing so, you are going to frequently remind yourself about those goals and work hard to achieve them. Make sure the goals are something you can discuss in a performance review and use them as leverage when asking for a raise.
4. Get To Work Early
As you are probably aware, an office that is empty and quiet will often mean fewer distractions. Arrive to work early before everyone begins flooding the workroom. Co-workers can be one of the biggest distractions and place a damper on your productivity for the day. Decreasing the number of people around you will help to increase your productivity.
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