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8 EASY TIPS TO STAY FOCUSED AT WORK

We all find it hard to stay focused at work. Co-worker interruptions, phone calls, texts, emails and the next minute you know you’ve lost focus and your work is not getting your done. You need a plan to stay on track. Try these easy tips and get more done.

 

8 Tips to Stay Focused:

  1. Get Started –  The simple act of getting started and beginning a task is the first step to focus.
  2. Set Clear Goals and Create a “To Do” list – List the 4-5 top priorities you need to accomplish for the day – add any action that needs to get done. Note: Pick your number one task and do it first.
  3. Work in Time Blocks – Working in 50 minute blocks can boost your production and focus. Using your To Do list, decide which task will be done in each block.
  4. Turn Off Distractions – Stop notifications for email and social media apps. Your phone can be a distraction, so for optimal focus time, consider muting it or putting in your drawer or somewhere out of sight. I know it’s scary to be cut off for a while but the results will be worth it.

  5. Limit Email Time – Check email every 2-3 hours instead of every few minutes. This small act will save you time and making focusing on your work easier.
  6. Stop Multi-tasking – Our brains were not made to multi-task. We actually get less done. Complete one task, project or assignment and then move onto the next one.
  7. Deadlines – They force you to focus on getting the task done and stops you from procrastinating.
  8. Take a Break – Down time makes you more effective. Take breaks in between tasks and time blocks. Walk around, stretch, chat over a cup of tea or coffee whatever and then get back to it. The break will help you recharge.

 

Being more focused helps you complete more and improves your job satisfaction. But it takes practice. Create a system that works for you and get started.

 

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Make Your Productivity Soar

How improving your productivity can improve your work life.

 

We all want to be more productive. Our work day requires us to accomplish as much as possible. Want to know how some people seem to get more done each day?

 

Master these tips to make your productivity soar:

 

Figure out when you’re at your best – Whether you are a morning person, or are better later in day, do your most difficult tasks at your peak time.  You will have more success and get more done when you’re at your best and most alert. On the reverse, don’t waste your best time doing mundane things like emails, etc. Use your most alert time to be more creative and productive.

 

Stop multi-tasking – Our brains don’t like multitasking and we need to stop. There are countless studies proving that it actually affects our IQ! Giving up multitasking will make you more productive. Trying to do two or three things at once means you’re getting very little done. Multitasking wastes time. It’s faster to work and concentrate on one thing, finish it and then start another. Your brain will thank you.

 

 

 

Clean up – Get organized and start with your desk. Ridding yourself of clutter can help you focus, remind you of what needs to be done. Being unorganized can stop your progress. So clean up and declutter. 

 

Take a break – Most of us sit at our desks and forget to take a break. Ten or fifteen minutes away from your desk will re-energize you and boost your productivity. Breaks improve your focus and concentration. Talk to friend, take a walk or enjoy a cup of tea, something other than working for a few minutes can make a difference in you being productive.

 

Work in blocks – People who work in blocks of 60 – 90 minutes tend to be more productive researchers have found. It’s easier to focus and get your work done.

 

Take care of yourself – Exercise, getting enough sleep and healthy eating habits can make a difference. Also being upbeat, optimistic are solid ways to take care of yourself. If you’re feeling good and are healthy, being productive is easier to accomplish.

 

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How to reduce stress at work

Stress at work is something everyone experiences. We all feel some level of stress during our workday. It  can affect your focus and productivity. So it’s important to find ways to relieve it.

 

 

Try these tips to help reduce stress during your day:

  1. Music – listening to music is great way to reduce stress because it soothes you. Create a playlist of calming, happy tunes to listen to while at work.
  2. Walk away and take a break – not taking a few breaks during the day hurts more than helps. You might think you’re being a trooper but you’re not. Working too long can affect your ability to concentrate. So walk away and if you can get some fresh air.
  3. Exercise – regular exercise is important, shoot for 20-30 minutes daily. Also if you can take a short walk during the day or if not stretch for a few minutes at your desk. Exercise is good for the mind and the body!
  4. Eat lunch (not at your desk) – a healthy balanced lunch helps you keep your blood sugar level which keeps your energy up.
  5. Inhale – taking a few deep breaths is a great way to calm you and release the stress. Just inhale and hold for a second or two, then exhale through your nose. Slow and steady.
  6. Smile and try laughing – It doesn’t make much sense but try it. Just smiling can relieve some stress.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 ways to reduce stress at work today

Stress at work is something everyone experiences. We all feel some level of stress during our workday. Being stressed can affect your focus and  productivity. So it’s important for us to figure out how to relieve it.

 

Here are a few simple ways to help you make it through a stressed filled day:

  1. Music – listening to music is wonderful. It soothes you. Create a playlist of calming, happy tunes to listen to while at work.
  2. Walk away and take a break – not taking a few breaks during the day hurts more than helps. You might think you’re being a trooper but you’re not. Working too long can affect your ability to concentrate. So walk away and if you can get some fresh air.
  3. Exercise – regular exercise is important, shoot for 20-30 minutes daily. Also if you can take a short walk during the day or if not stretch for a few minutes at your desk. Exercise is good for the mind and the body!
  4. Eat lunch (not at your desk) – a healthy balanced lunch helps you keep your blood sugar level which keeps your energy up.
  5. Inhale – taking a few deep breaths is a great way to calm you and release the stress. Just inhale and hold for a second or two, then exhale through your nose. Slow and steady.
  6. Smile and try laughing – It doesn’t make much sense but try it. Just smiling can relieve some stress.

Give these easy tips a try to start feeling a bit less stressed.