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5 Ways to Unlock Your Productivity at Work

by Olufisayo
Productivity at Work

How frustrating is it when you’re working away at your desk, getting through all those tasks when suddenly, there’s a cork in your workflow.

Maybe it’s because you don’t feel like you’re accomplishing anything, maybe your to-do list just keeps getting longer, or perhaps you’ve had an extra-long coffee break and you can’t face heading back to your desk just yet. Let’s face it, being productive at work isn’t easy.

Managing your time and trying to juggle all those different tasks sounds like something you should be able to organize, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. To help you out, here you’ll find 5 ways you can unlock your productivity today.

Make life a little easier

When you’re rushing through work, trying to keep up, the last thing you want is to be sent back some previous work due to errors or other tedious issues. Going back over old work is enough to make your productivity hit an all-time low. Instead, try to set some time aside to check each piece of work thoroughly. Use a spelling and grammar checker if needs be and don’t forget a little plagiarism check too, just to be on the safe side.

Don’t depend on your ability to multitask

You might think that being able to multitask puts you at an advantage when in reality it could be hindering your productivity. It’s simply not possible to work through your inbox, juggle meetings and answer phone calls all while you’re preparing your lunch. Focusing on one task at a time actually allows you to do the task well and you’ll get through each task much quicker!

Take breaks

You have an inbox bursting at the seams, you’ve got documents to get through and you have too many calendar notifications to count. You’ve already been working for hours yet your tasks seem to be mounting. The solution? Take a break.

It sounds counterproductive but taking as little as ten minutes away from your desk to stretch, get something to eat and drink and to move your body will be enough to reset your mind. You’ll be ready to head back to your desk refreshed and ready for whatever the day throws at you.

Do those bigger tasks first

The bigger the task, the more energy you’re going to need. So, make sure you tackle those larger tasks as soon as possible and get them done and dusted. As your energy levels deplete so should the importance of your tasks, so when you finally get around to cleaning your desk and emptying your office bin, it won’t matter if you’re a little slow.

Create a reward system

It works for kids, pets and – believe it or not – people who have hectic jobs. There’s nothing that will encourage you to get through those tasks more than a pleasant reward! Finally sorted through your inbox? Treat yourself to a chocolate bar. Returned all those customers calls? Spoil yourself with 30 minutes of social media scrolling.

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