A lot has happened in the past three years and our day-to-day may look drastically different than before. Many of us may struggle with burnout, implementing self-care, and overall productivity. If you are finding yourself in a slump, we have researched habits you can start using to get the most out of your day.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is one of the most powerful tools for boosting productivity. Ensure you are getting quality sleep. Establishing a night and morning routine can help your body wind down from the day and prepare you for adequate rest.
Eating a well-balanced breakfast is the key to starting your day off right. Replenishing your body with nutrients first thing in the morning has been proven to provide energy and help increase concentration.
During your workday taking breaks can actually help your productivity. Research is shown that those who regularly take breaks are more focused when they return, and their stress levels are lower than those who do not take breaks. Each hour, plan to take a break whether it be a walk outside, a quick workout or reading a book. Implementing regular breaks is a significant way to reduce symptoms of burnout.
Time-blocking is a time management strategy that can actually help increase your production. Often times we are juggling many tasks, responding to emails, attending meetings, and more. Time-blocking allows you to control your schedule and set time aside for important tasks without interruption. Learn more about time-blocking here.
Studies have shown that individuals are often harder on themselves that anyone else. Negative talk can drastically impact the brain and your productivity. Research supports that changing negative self-talk to positive self-talk can encourage and motivate you to accomplish more.
Create A “Done” List
At the end of each workday, write out a list of all of the items you have accomplished, this can help reinforce positive thoughts and leave you feeling accomplished.
Clean Your Space
Tidying up your workspace, even just by placing things in the spaces they belong can help reduce clutter in your area and your brain. Make sure you have plenty of storage/organization so this can be achieved on a daily basis.