4 Tips for Being More Productive at Work

If your productivity at work has been suffering, you’re not alone. The Pandemic has been tough for many of us, adding extra stress and pressures into our daily lives. But if you’ve found yourself losing your productivity, finding it hard to concentrate, or feeling like you get home each day and haven’t achieved much, there are some simple changes you can make to skyrocket your productivity. Keep reading to learn my top 4 tips for being more productive at work:

Get Better At Having Boundaries
One of the most important skills you can learn is how to set healthy boundaries that work for you and your family. Being able to say no to tasks you simply don’t have time for, will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with other people’s tasks and distracting you from your own work. This may extend to things outside of your work hours that can impact your energy levels for work too, such as roles in your children’s school or social activities. Make sure whatever you say yes to is something that you have the time and energy for, so your work is not negatively impacted. 
Make Sure You’re Moving Your Body
If you have an office job, it can be easy to spend the majority of your day on your butt. Sitting down commuting to work, spending 8 plus hours sitting at your desk each day, then back in the car to commute home before resting on the couch. You get the idea! Modern life isn’t very active, and this can have a huge impact on your energy levels and overall productivity. I find the best way to be more active is to find a new hobby, such as starting to play badminton with a Yonex Badminton Racket, or investing in some Stunt Scooters to cruise around on.  
Get Enough Sleep
Are you getting enough quality sleep? I find that this is probably the single most important factor for my productivity. If I’ve not had a good night’s sleep, it’s so much harder to concentrate and get everything I need done. I try to focus on the sleep I get before midnight. For me personally the most important sleep happens before midnight, so I try to get to sleep around 9.30 or 10 each night. Having good sleep habits such as no screens an hour before sleeping can also dramatically improve the quality of your sleep. 

Having a Positive Mindset
Feeling upbeat about your work and all that you’re going to achieve can really help you set yourself up for success. If you’ve been in a productivity rut, this might be harder than usual to achieve, but try your best to be positive and you’ll quickly see the benefits. I like to write down ‘three things that would make today great’ each morning and use that as a way to guide my day to achieving three things that would make me feel much better. If you’re into affirmations, you can even use them to help motivate you to be productive and achieve more. Just do whatever feels right for you within the context of a positive mindset. 

Being productive at work is such a great skill set that will help you achieve more and allow yourself to become more efficient too. 

Brett Sartorial

Brett is a business journalist with a focus on corporate strategy and leadership. With over 15 years of experience covering the corporate world, Brett has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, analytical and insightful journalist. He has a deep understanding of the business strategies and leadership principles that drive the world's most successful companies, and is able to explain them in a clear and compelling way. Throughout his career, Brett has interviewed some of the most influential business leaders and has covered major business events such as the World Economic Forum and the Davos. He is also a regular contributor to leading business publications and has won several awards for his work.