Time is here again when we adjust our clocks earlier. Why not make the most of it? Here are some tips to help you be more productive at work and get more accomplished with the extra hours of sunlight.
Set a to-do list.
A little before you head to bed, think of the things that you want to get done the next day and list them according to importance. Keep to the list when you start work the next day. The to-do list is a good way for you not to get overwhelmed with the tasks at hand and to stay focused on the tasks that matter the most.
Take short breaks.
Working for hours can be tiring, and being tired is among the top reasons for low productivity. To make your energy last longer into the day, take short breaks every 2 or 3 hours. During these short breaks, you can stretch or take a power nap to wake up your bod and to re-energize.
Take it easy.
Being more productive means getting more work done but that doesn’t have to mean working more. Take it easy and do not over commit to too many things at the same time. Just do what you have to do for the day and if you find that you have some spare time, then you can consider taking on more. Learn to say “no” to new tasks to be more productive with existing obligations.
Get enough sleep.
People tend to think that to get more work done, you have to start early and work late. However, science may say otherwise. Several studies have proven that after working too much you hit a point of diminishing return. To maximize the hours in the day, take a snooze. Get a good night of sleep and take a power nap later in the day. Rest is very important because it allows you to reinvigorate and energize your body. A well-rested brain and body also allows you to think properly and coordinate your brain with your body for maximum productivity. This way, your determination to get work done is paired with your well-rested body that is prepared to work. This is the best combination to be more productive.