It’s found all that’s required is making just a few tweaks here and there in your lifestyle, which has proven to improve productivity, with less strain, stress, and sweat. This is an important quest for those who are attempting to become more efficient.
They’re looking to improve their productivity, perfect multitasking, just to get things done quicker. But what usually results is working longer harder hours, as attempting to take shortcuts can at times backfire, and then create more unneeded work.
It appears that the harder some work attempting to get more done, the more likely that they’ll feel stressed out or frustrated, this because of the reduced performance or the lack of detail.
To Become More Efficient
So the solution it appears to accomplish more, to increase one’s productivity, isn’t necessarily working even longer hours by grinding on the labor treadmill.
Instead, what we can do is learn to work more acutely, smarter, instead of working to the bone, which has proven to get the same job done in less time.
So what’s been refined are steps one can take, adopting better habits, this to squeeze out more productivity, while expiring the least amount of effort and time.
Engage In Things That Are More Creative
The busier that you are, the less time you have for fulfilling creative endeavors. What research shows is that approaching anything more creatively, can improve workplace performance.
Those who spends their time or work doing activities which sparks their creative ingenuity, this either at the office or at home, appears to perform better, this rather than doing mundane structured work.
So if you think that you’re creative, enjoy visiting the library or art galleries, or you have a hobby of decorating cakes, doing any of these creative endeavors can help.
So begin writing content for your company blog, or listen to mind soothing music which inspires your artistic mood during your way to work.
Expand your artistic inerests, think as creatively as possible, which will then spark effective time saving problem solving at the office, which will enhance your work performance.
Develop Goals Which Interests You
Regardless of how hard you work, pounding in the endless hours, if you don’t like what you’re doing, not particularly interested, then make changes.
When you’re doing the task at hand, if you don’t feel emotionally charged about it, then you’re not likely to perform it that well, or be happy about it.
What’s known is that one’s interest level needs to be high, when doing anything, which is one of the biggest factors of doing that job well, to achieve success.
Love What You Do
What’s been proven over time is that you need to have a high level of enjoyment in whatever it is you’re doing, to do it well.
What that does is it optimizes your overall performance, which then keeps you deeply occupied, while performing the task quicker.
It’s also vitally important to feel that the task is meaningful to you. So it’s important to view whatever it is you’re doing, as paramount.
Then you’re more than likely to exert the self-control that’s needed to keep going, this even when you feel tired or uncomfortable.
The key becomes delegating or outsourcing all the boring tasks that you don’t enjoy, or hire others for those projects that you’re not that passionate about.
Create small goals which will keep you occupied, busy, and attentive throughout the day, this to remain as productive and alert as possible.
Maintain A Strong Work And Home Balance
There’s always that fine line, that conflict between work and home, as the lines usually becomes blurred. Without having a proper lifestyle balance, what it does is hampers productivity.
Once you begin to feel stressed out about the demands of your work when at home, then you’re more likely headed towards becoming emotionally exhausted with anxiety.
It’s found what needs to be established is a strict dividing line when it comes to the constant pressures of work, and leave it there, otherwise, it can result in burnout.
What needs to be created is a healthy work/life establishment. Set strict guidelines, this especially during those times when you need to work from home during the weekends or evenings.
Also make sure that you take breaks away from work and technology, this by spending more time outdoors, or going for a workout.
Engage in other stress relieving activities such as meditation or yoga, all which contributes to, and optimizes workplace performance.
Always Be Practicing Gratitude
When we’re busy, we often don’t have the time to think about anything else other than work, so make sure that you take the time to practice gratitude.
Acknowledge all that you have, then make sure you express those you’re thankful to, which could be your employees, coworkers, supervisors, your business associates and clients.
What’s been proven is that it’s gratitude, being thankful, which increases resilience to stress, while reducing physical illness.
What saying “thank you” does is it produces an overall increased satisfaction, where all areas of life is boosted with better more efficient production.
It’s known that whenever the owner of a company or the supervisors, acknowledges and thanks their employees for their hard work and effort, this expression of gratitude triggers reciprocity.
To Work Smarter
There’s a longstanding proverb which states, “One should meditate for 20 minutes daily, but if you’re too busy, then it should be for an hour.”
In today’s fast paced world, it becomes difficult to adopt healthy habits. What mindfully slowing down does is it can actually speed up your productivity.
What making minor lifestyle tweaks does, is it can go a long way in helping you work a lot smarter and not harder.