If you’re still among the group of people who think of making life changes every New Year ’s Eve, you’re doing an injustice to your life. World class performers set and review their goals every day. They also take the time to think about their goals before they sleep and think about these same goals as the first thing in the morning when they wake up. They go ahead and invest a lot of hours to concentrate on making these goals come true. They block all distractions that would make them not achieve these goals. You should constantly aim at being a world-class performer. You should, therefore, have the same dedication towards your dreams. Success is yours if you decide to be disciplined and respect your hours for you to have the maximum productivity.
How to be more productive
Work with your most productive hours
Which hours of the day are you most productive? It’s important to take yourself through a personal discovery journey in order to know when you are most productive. This will enable you to schedule different kinds of work for different times of your day. If you are most productive in the morning, guard those hours selfishly. Do not let anyone schedule unnecessary meetings with you at this time. Use this time to do your most important work.
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~Stephen Covey
Get yourself some quality sleep
Sleep is a very important factor when it comes to productivity. If you do not get enough sleep, you end up having frustrated, distracted and unproductive days. Invest in a good mattress if you haven’t already done so. A bad mattress will leave you feeling tired in the morning which translates to less concentration. Invest in anything else that you feel would go a long way to help you sleep better. This includes having your dinner early enough and ensuring your room has zero distractions.
Other than a way to lose weight and stay fit, exercising regularly will help you stay alert which ultimately improves your productivity. Having high levels of alertness ultimately translates to doing more work in a short period of time. If you do not exercise regularly, it means that you’re putting your work at risk. The most productive people at work get raises and promotions, right? Yes. Regular exercise also contributes to good mental health. This also leads you to higher productivity levels. Get an exercise routine that works for you.
“The only way around is through.” ~ Robert Frost
Watch your diet
Just like exercise, your diet has a lot to do with how productive you are at work. Research has shown that employees who have bad diets are 66% more likely to be less productive at work as compared to the colleagues who have good diets. Modern-day processed fast foods lack the proper nutrients which can lead to diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. When you feed on the wrong type of food, it affects how your mind functions.
Invest in a comfortable workspace
A comfortable seat, especially one that properly supports your back is one thing that will go a long way towards improving your productivity. Interruptions also make it difficult to be productive. Look for a quiet place with proper lighting and give yourself a timeline to get your work done.
“Improved productivity means less human sweat, not more.” ~ Henry Ford
For you to be at your best performance, you need to constantly improve yourself and your work environment. If you practice good nutrition, exercise regularly, avoid distractions and stay focused on your most important tasks, you will outdo be a world-class performer