When you’re staring at a pile of work, it can seem insurmountable to get it all done. However, by taking steps to increase your productivity, you may find yourself getting more done in less time, while also feeling less stressed. Try some of these tips to be more productive during the workday.
Do you jump to respond every time your email chimes? This reaction, though normal, may be harming your ability to get your work done. There are several ways to tame your email:
You can’t focus if you’re interrupted on and off all day – but nor should you forgo breaks, as they are important to your physical and mental well-being. Schedule breaks into your day and use this time to:
In between breaks, keep your door closed, or let your coworkers know you’re not to be interrupted for non-urgent matters. If you have something particularly time-sensitive, you may want to work from home if possible to eliminate unwanted interruptions.
Deadlines can be one of the most stressful parts of your day, but they are effective at making you work faster! You can reduce this stress by setting an internal deadline for 2 days earlier than your work is actually due. This will encourage you to get your work done sooner, leaving time for review and tweaking.
These simple steps are a great way to see a boost in your workday productivity.