The workday may seem to get longer and longer if you don’t use your time wisely.
Then, the resulting extra long game day reduces your free time.
It is essential to have a balance between work and personal life in order to recharge your batteries for the next working day and spend quality time with those you love. Around the dinner table are some of the best family moments.
So how do you make sure you do it for this daily event?
1. Focus on your top three
On any working day, you will have high-priority and low-priority tasks. The most important tasks need to be done, or your job will be in jeopardy.
So, select the three most crucial tasks to do on this day and start here. If you complete the most important thing as soon as you get to work, you will feel fulfilled and have the drive to keep going.
Now, the most important things are usually the most imposing. Therefore, you should pause large tasks to complete smaller tasks when you run out.
It is helpful to have a small to-do list and a larger to-do list to complete each day. Divide your workday into groups of longer work sessions followed by short breaks (work breaks or actual downtime).
This tactic of tackling the top three tasks as a priority with tasks in between can help you make your day more productive than you might ever expect.
2. Know your weakness
We all have a particular distraction that catches us every time. Be honest with yourself, find out where you are wasting your time and eliminate it.
Are your weaknesses social media? Youtube cat videos? Check out the latest sports results?
If this runs out of time at work, try setting time limits on your phone that control the use of the app. There are a lot of them applications which can help with that.
You can set it for the time of day and also for the amount of time each day. This can help you save those lost minutes and make more of them every workday.
3. Learn to say no
It can be hard to believe, but you can be a good person without doing the work of others.
It can be hard to say no. Read this great article on how to do it effectively and politely.
Of course, there is no harm in helping those who really need it. This proves that you are a good team player. However, there is a difference between working as a team and doing the work of the whole team.
It’s also important to make sure you don’t allow someone to blame you for being late for work, this includes your boss.
It can be hard to face your boss. This is understandable. Read some tips on how (and when) to do it here.
4. Learn to ask for help
When it comes to helping, the opposite also happens. You can ask for help and still be a good worker.
As soon as you recognize that you are backing down, it is a good idea to bring in outside help to make sure the job is still done.
After all, the company that hired you only cares if you help or hinder their business goals. Sometimes this may require additional help.
5. Prioritize Health
Even if you have to stop working for a while, prioritizing your health is not a waste of time.
Eat healthy foods
Make sure you eat enough throughout the day. Food is fuel for more productivity.
In fact, food fuels, not only the body but also the brain. Of course, the quality of the food is as important as the quantity.
Eating lots of junk food all day will not help you concentrate or maintain energy levels. In fact, overeating junk food can cause the opposite.
Junk food it can make you more impatient, anxious and hyperactive while decreasing your learning abilities and ruining your mood.
This list of eat healthy is a better set of foods to choose from.
Also take quick breaks during the day. Staying in one position will cause long-term damage to your spine, hips and other joints.
Don’t forget to take brain breaks too! Your ability to concentrate will begin to decline if you do not allow your brain to stop and cool down.
How can you do that?
Get quality sleep
You should get enough sleep every night – no one is productive without a good night’s sleep.
Doctors recommend seven to nine hours of sleep each night, but few people can consistently follow these hours each night.
Some ways to facilitate sleep:
Keep your room clean, cool and dark
Turn off all electronic devices for at least an hour before planning to fall asleep
Do not eat just before bed
Organizing your workday to be more productive can help you save time and energy and have more downtime with hunger.
An increase or rise may be in your future!
Adam Marshall is a freelance writer who specializes in the organization of apartments, real estate, and college counseling. He is currently working with The Kiley to help them with their online marketing.