3 Ways to IncreaseProductivity at WorkBy Natasha RhodesCareerBliss.com/tips-and-trends/
Wean YourselfOff CoffeeDrinking too much coffee disruptsyour natural body functions, causingsymptoms such as insomnia,irritability, anxiety and adrenalstress. This directly impacts yourability to perform at work bymaking you feel tired and strung-out. Caffeine also dehydrates yourbody, leading to a feeling ofsluggishness – not to mentionhaving a diuretic affect, wasting yetmore time with constant trips to therestroom.
Wait Until Noonto Reply toEmailsIf you’re like most people, the firstthing you do when you get to workis to reply to your emails. Think thisis making you more productive?Think again. Instead, set aside thefirst 45 minutes of your day fortackling your most demanding task.Your energy and focus are at theirhighest point first thing in themorning, so put that energy intocompleting a tough project ratherthan replying ‘LOL’ to that funnyemail from your coworker. Ofcourse, however, you should replyto urgent emails right away.
Take MoreBreaksThis one sounds counterintuitive,but more time spent in front of yourcomputer monitor does not equalmore work completed. In fact,allowing your brain to switch offand idle for a few minutes everyhour can allow you to reap therewards of higher productivity. Setregular breaks for yourself andschedule activities you know you’llenjoy and look forward to. Thismight include a ten minute mid-morning break to sit outside andeat an apple or a post lunchtimewalk around the parking lot.