Making the most of every single day at work can be a hard task. When we work in a fast paced office environment it is always important for us to take the time out to arrange our day and also to name sure we can fit everything into our schedule. Today we are going to take a look at some of the changes you can make which will allow you to make the most of every minute of your day.
Get up early
One of the best things you can do for yourself if you want to make your day count is to get up bright and early and start off your day in a relaxed way. When we wait until the last moment to wake up and get ready for work it can make us grumpy and we don’t truly allow ourselves to wake up until a few hours into our shift. If you can pull yourself out of bed even half an hour earlier than usual this can make all the difference to your mind and your body, and it will allow you to be ready for action when you get into the office.
Big then small
The hardest thing about trying to make the most of your days is working out which jobs are the most important ones to do. When we have several different tasks to do every day it is important for us to prioritize the big tasks over the small ones. Take a look at what you have to do and think about who needs you to complete the task and how urgent it is. This will allow you to arrange your tasks in order of importance.
Write a list
The most important thing you need to have if you are trying to be more organized at work is a work schedule. Make sure that at the end of each day you take 10 minutes to write out what you need to do for the next day. Doing this will save you time figuring out where to start each morning and it will allow you to make sure you never miss out something important on your to do list. Keep your list somewhere prominent on your desk or even hang a small whiteboard up and write your tasks down on there.
Say no to meetings
Meetings can either be the best use of your time or the absolute worst. It is crucial for you to know as a worker that you are entitled to say no to meetings if you have more important things to do with your time. If you feel that you could better spend your time on a task, learn to reject a meeting request and get on with your day. Meetings can pull us out of our rhythm for the day and it is often hard for us to get it back once it’s gone.
Sometimes the best thing you can do during a busy workday is to put in your headphones, listen to some great music and zone out for a while. When you have people talking to you throughout the day it can be a nice way to pass some time but when you need to concentrate it is important for you to zone out completely and get it done. Once you do this you will likely get the task done twice as fast and be able to join back in the conversation in no time.
Have regular breaks
If you don’t want to completely burn out and crash this year the best thing you can do for yourself is take a break every hour or so and walk around for a couple of minutes. Of course, if you are in the middle of a job you don’t need to stop and stand up, but otherwise this is good for your mind and body. When we stand up and take a break we can release tension in our muscles and release any stress in our minds too. It is always good for us to do this now and again and it allows us to refresh and be more productive as a result.
Work in small shifts
Another great way to make sure we don’t burn out when we are trying to work hard is to work in small intervals and make sure that we can keep up a good momentum with working. If we work in small slots and move onto something else for a while it can stop us from getting bored and being unable to continue.
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