Being productive at work and being productive in your personal life, are equally imperative to get a strong grasp on yourself and your growth. However, with the pandemic hovering over us for more than two years now, the perception of productivity has altered its meaning. Even otherwise, as people continue to slip back into their daily offline work and students attend offline classes, the bad habits that they have mustered up during this pandemic continue to pull them down.
However, no matter if one is putting up with challenges to work and study online or physically tackle their tasks for the day, here is a common list to suit both sides to increase productivity.
- Create a daily schedule–
To-do lists and planners have taken over the world as they have continuously proved to be efficacious during a hectic day. To strongly hold and grow your productivity, invest some time beforehand to sort out your tasks and priorities for the day. The lists are efficient to keep your schedule well-structured and keep your day clear of stress.
- Limit screen time–
An early morning stroll has now been replaced with an early morning scroll on social media. It ends up draining our energy and straining our eyes. Rather than picking up your phones first thing in the morning, replace it with other energizing activities. Ensure to take a break whenever possible.
- Get enough sleep and nutrition–
Not getting enough sleep throughout the night or oversleeping tends to affect your cognitive function and energy level severely. Make it a habit to go to bed at a reasonable time say, before midnight as experts suggest, and get up early as well. Getting the right portions of meals along with monitoring the nutrient levels is necessary. Get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals to keep fatigue away and productivity close.
- Stay active and energetic–
Staying active and enthusiastic while managing your tasks tend to compel your brain to enjoy them. If you tackle your activities in a zombie-like mood then your productivity level will anyway fail to rise. Focus on the good parts of the work that you enjoy. Also, make time for some exercises and activities to keep your energy high.
- Keep all your spaces clean–
Having your energy and workspace drowned with clutter will limit your productivity. Take care of your mental and physical health with certain activities like meditation, yoga, and exercises. The space you work in needs to be free of clutter and be organized so that you look forward to working in that area.
- Reward yourself! –
Being productive is not equivalent to working like a maniac. It simply means completing your tasks in an efficient and organized manner. Reward yourself with a treat just as you get done with tasks or complete your set goals. It could be as simple as watching your favorite show, relaxing, or eating your favorite dessert.
To sum up, be kind to yourself. As long as you work on improving your habits and giving your absolute best to your priorities, it is more than enough.