Chasing deadlines and pushing innovations can be a bit tiring for workers. Given all this pressure, and constant workload, workers are left with no time for themselves. Little do they know that the tried and tested habits below can boost their productivity like never before.
1. Get moving
Indulging in fitness activities is the best way to start your morning. You could either hit the gym, go for brisk walking, jogging or cycling. Not only does physical exercise add to your health and wellbeing but it also sets the tone for the day, leading to better performance at work. The benefits of physical activities are tightly linked to the amount you do on a consistent basis.
Constantly being in touch with people who subscribe to the same school of thought you do is a definite morale-booster. The continuous flow of knowledge, the wide access to multiple opportunities and the sharing of ideas with influencers and peers at various business and social events raises the bar for any business. Network with them on social media, join organisations, attend local meet-ups and drop in at business seminars. Networking is the key to growth.
3. Take frequent breaks between work tasks
A brief diversion from a task can vastly improve focus on the task for prolonged periods. This also supports the belief that skipping breaks can result in stress. You should be able to take a 17-minute break after working for about 50-minutes.
4. Remember to read all the time
Reading unites a lot of successful people
• Warren Buffet spends 80 percent of his day reading.
• Bill Gates is a known bookworm and reads up to 50 books in a year. He also collects rare books
• In 2015, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to read a book every two weeks.
So you should be able to step into the shoes of entrepreneurs who love reading and put some good books into your reading list to add to your personal and professional growth.
5. Pursue some hobbies
Your hobbies will make you better at your work. They will help you come up with new and innovative ways of looking at things. Take up any hobby of your choice that will help you unwind after a hard day’s work. It will add to your personality and get your creative juices flowing.
6. Never stop learning
You should strive to get better with each passing day. You should stay on top of your game by being aware of the latest happenings and trends in your industry. At the same time, constantly add new skills to yours and use them for the betterment of your business.
7. Practice philanthropy
Try and give back to the society and exhibit more social responsibility. You should make an effort to help the less privileged in the community you are in or any other place of your choice.
Written by Jeff Haden