The more spirit you put into your work, the more joy you’ll get from it. That’s true whether you’re a business owner or you’re a regular old employee. Work, after all, can be its own reward. If you’re going to work to the best of your ability, then it’s important to be productive. Alas, this is something that many people struggle with. That’s because daily productivity won’t just happen all on its own, even though people hope (or except) that it will.
If you’re going to have a productive day, then it’s important to take a look at some of the common things that’ll compromise your daily productivity and take steps to reduce or eliminate them.
Slow and Tired Mornings
You could be in the office physically, but are you there mentally? If you’re still dreaming of lying in your bed, asleep, then the answer is a clear no. You should aim to arrive at the office ready to begin work, not searching for the nearest coffee maker, because you’re still asleep. There are plenty of effective ways to wake yourself up in the morning. The best idea is probably to go for a long run and then take a cold shower. You will feel truly alert and ready to work once you’ve finished.
You’ll find it difficult to focus on your work if you’re not uncomfortable when you’re sitting at your desk. Many people experience a pain of one kind or another, but it’s usually just because they’re making a mistake that can be corrected. For example, if you’re hunched over a laptop all day, and you’re not doing anything to amend the pain this causes, then of course you’ll be uncomfortable. Look at investing in a posture corrector app, and it won’t be long before you see improvements. You can also give your comfort a nudge in the right direction by upgrading your office chair. The cheapest ones will be deeply uncomfortable to sit on; they’ll just make you want to stand up all the time.
Coffee and Sugar Slumps
There are some people out there who think that it’s normal to hit a bit of a sump around 11 am or 2 pm. When this happens, a productive day becomes a distant dream: it’s not just possible when it feels as if you’re about to fall asleep at your desk. But guess what? This isn’t the only option out there. If you give up coffee (or at least reduce your intake) and heavily sugared snacks, then you’ll have a more consistent buzz of energy throughout the day. Both of these things can make us “crash” into a sleepy state. The best thing to consume when you want some energy is an apple. Rather than a quick rush of energy, like that provided by coffee, apples offer a slow-release of energy that’ll serve you well all day.
Make the changes that we’ve recommended above, and it won’t be long before you notice that your daily productivity has changed for the better.
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