Work pays for our living. One wouldn’t be able to live decently without a stable source of income. For most of us, our source of income is a job. People that are good at their jobs tend to earn easy and earn more. On the other hand, one can barely find a job if he isn’t efficient at what he offers as a skill. That’s why we must follow some practices to enhance productivity at work. It will help us get work done faster and in a proficient manner.
Use the Right Tools
Tools are made to help us. If you know the right tools and their use, you will find your work a lot easier. Most office jobs require handling text files and documents. You should have one tool that can create, edit, convert, merge, split, and share documents in PDF format.
Track Your Time
Track everything you do in the office. It will tell you what takes most of your time. When you’re tracking your time, you are unlikely to engage in activities that waste time. One practice is to make an Excel or Google sheet where you can write what you did every 30 minutes.
Take Scheduled Breaks
Working hard without taking a break doesn’t make you efficient at your job. Moreover, it has a contrasting effect. It tires and slows you down. Be sure to set a break every 90 minutes. A break of five to ten minutes should be more than enough to help you refresh. When you have scheduled your breaks, you won’t be taking any breaks in between that time. And ninety minutes of non-stop work gets a lot done. Make sure you adjust the time according to your feasibility.
Set Exercise Breaks
Exercise does many wonders whether you like it or not. It’s suggested to make a habit of exercise and do a few pushups, chin-ups, or sit-ups when you get the time. Constantly working at your desk mentally exhausts you. While talking to good colleagues can be therapy itself, you should keep trying different things. Two to five minutes of exercise away from the chair will make you mentally and physically healthy. Besides, sitting on a chair all day sabotages your posture. If you adopt this habit of exercise, you will have at least one less problem to worry about.
Multitasking makes us feel like we are working very hard and getting a lot done, but it isn’t the case in reality. Multitasking is a great way to screw up more than one thing at a time. You should always set one goal ahead and put your entire focus on its completion. Only after you’re done with one task, you should move on to another. If you keep switching back and forth, you will have to set a mindset and understand the existing work before you add to it.