5 hacks to make yourself more efficient at workSromona Bhattacharyya
Most of us have a lot to offer and a good amount of potential to begin with, but we see ourselves falling behind others who are doing more than us. The thing is, we tend to lack concentration, innovation, or productivity mainly because we tend to get distracted. Here are five tips to help you attain laser-like focus.
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Make to-do lists
To-do lists are really time-saving and act as a positive reinforcement. Prioritsing tasks according to time commitment and the level of priority will help in increasing efficiency and productivity. Doing this might also help in tracking your efficiency in the sense that you’d come to know of that time of the day when you are the most productive. Self-imposed deadlines and post its will help you with this feat.
Overworking your brain won’t do you any good if razor sharp focus is your goal. If being more efficient at work is what you strive for, practise taking small brakes once in a while. Maintaining an effective and well-balanced work schedule will do wonders for your body and mind. Go for a stroll or talk to family and friends after finishing a task to stop the overbearing nature of office work. This can also help clear mental blocks and get your creative juices flowing.
There are countless studies and articles that specifically tell you about the benefits and importance of getting adequate sleep. Of course you’ll be sloppy and irritable at work hour if you don’t get enough sleep at night! Focus and attention come to an energised brain effortlessly. A well-rested body has lower stress levels, and that only means you will be at the top of your game.
This might seem boring and like something straight out of a self-help book, but believe it or not, meditation really helps you gather your thoughts and increase your focus. There is nothing better than being able to control your mind, make it tension-free, and create a fertile ground for new ideas. And these are things that one can achieve through mediation over time. Pick out a specific time and stick to it. Remember, this is not a onetime medicine – meditation takes consistency and time.
There is a general consensus among people who tend to think that multitasking means increased productivity. Well, if you are one of them, you’d be surprised to know that it’s not necessarily true. Studies have shown that trying to do too much at once can result in decreased efficiency.
Following these tips can help you concentrate better and make you start off on the right path. After all, a well-balanced life is a happy life.