We would all rather escape work in time to actually enjoy summer – complete with warm breezes and free-flowing rose – and we’ve got the plan to help you power through your day and bust out of that door in record time. This plan will help you be extra productive and fast-track your day so you can get out in the sun before it sets. Find out 10 Tips To Increase Productivity At Work This Summer
Surveys show that regularly spending just half an hour outdoors can help boost happiness. Kick-start your morning with an early run or stop at the shop to pick up fresh produce for a healthy lunch. You’ll begin the day in a can-do mood and you’ll feel better when you sit down at your computer.
MAKE A PROGRESS MAP
Fill a monthly calendar with your biggest projects and write key actions to help you tackle those tasks on the same calendar in different colors. Hang it up near your computer screen so that nothing sneaks up on you. And no, your Google Calendar isn’t the same. A paper calendar keeps your deadlines in view at all times.
GO BIG SO THAT YOU CAN GO HOME EARLIER
Before you even login to probably already overflowing inbox of yours, always start your workday with the most important priority on your to-do list. It may seem daunting, but instead of powering through the easy things, focus on the difficult: then you won’t fall behind or hold things up when a curveball gets lobbed at you later.
ADOPT THE TWO-MINUTE RULE
Now, back to your inbox. If you can address an email in two minutes or less, do it right away. It’s about looking at an email once and addressing it promptly, rather than wasting time circling back to it later. If you put them off, it takes longer to do them in the long run. And the more items that end up on your to-do list, the more overwhelming everything becomes.
KNOW WHEN TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREATHER
Yes, it’s counter-intuitive, but a quick break is necessary for you to continue working strong. Your mental concentration is like a muscle – you have to let it rest when it gets overloaded. That’s not to say you should scroll through Facebook for an hour. A stroll through the park can calm your brain, new research shows, so take a seven-minute lap outside to refresh the mind.