Nothing’s worse than working all day and feeling like you’ve gotten nothing important accomplished. Unfortunately, having the occasional rough day at the office is unavoidable. However, the good news is you can help curtail the office malaise by adhering to these easy-to-follow instructions:
It may be tempting to say you’re too busy to reduce the clutter around your desk, but chances are that mess is contributing to your stress. Make time out to clear your workspace of nonessentials –– it’ll help alleviate that overwhelmed feeling you might’ve felt once too often.
Think Before You Act
Don’t start any task, big or small, without first envisioning yourself succeeding at it. Yes, it might be a bit new age, but visualising success is the first step toward achieving it.
Collaborate and Delegate
If you’re banging your head against the wall trying to figure out a tricky project, ask for help. There’s no shame in asking for help from your coworkers. And collaboration on a project, whether it’s about designing a classic car or a new way to market urine tubes, is likely to increase camaraderie and energy between you and your staff. And if you’re in a leadership position and find yourself swamped with a thousand little things to do, don’t be afraid to delegate some responsibility to your team members. It’ll help them learn and grow as employees –– plus get some unglamorous tasks of your plate!
Prepare For Success at the Office, at Home
There’s an old adage in sports that goes, “you practice how you play.” Which translates to the business world as “you’re only as good at the office, as you are at home.” So if you want to kickstart your career, make sure that your domestic habits are conducive to that. Eating healthy and exercising are great ways to naturally boost your energy –– and they’ll help cut down on that laggy feeling you get around 2:30 in the afternoon.
Additionally, getting enough sleep is crucial to preparing to be at your best in any field. Eight hours is recommended, but just as important as the amount of sleep you’re getting is the regularity to it. Going to sleep one night at nine pm, only to follow it up by spending the next night up until the wee hours of the morning watching Netflix is going to disrupt any good work you achieved the day before. That’s why consistency is so important when looking to improve one’s productivity –– it’s a marathon, not a sprint.