It’s easy for us to fall into the vicious struggle of staying focused while rushing through the endless stream of work, only to realize we did not achieve as much as we’d hoped for at the end of the day. However, it’s important to keep in mind that working longer hours does not equal to working productively. So, how do we keep our heads in the game to reach our end game?
Proactively Set Goals And Communicate With Your Team
In return, this alignment enables you to plan and carry out your tasks efficiently. Apart from that, meeting outcomes can be improved by providing sufficient references for better comprehension and deeper insights during discussions/ projects.
Frequently Connect With Others
Working from home for an extended period of time can make us lose our sense of belonging to the company and motivation to work as we, human beings, naturally crave for social interaction.
Aside from work, it’s also important to maintain social connections with our family and friends. Sometimes we can get too caught up in work and lose touch with close ones; however, the consequences are quite detrimental to our mental health, more than we’d expect.
Healthy relationships support good mental health, while social isolation and poor relationships can be risk factors for mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
Take Frequent “Microbreaks”
If you’re more of a goal achiever, you can use microbreaks as a reward for completing small milestones. Achieving small goals during your workday also helps to keep you motivated so why not kill two birds with one stone?
Learn Something Useful Or Fun
Putting our time to good use will help us to boost our self-achievement which translates into a boost of productivity when it comes to work.
Practice Good Work-Life Balance
There will be days where we spend more time on work and other times, we have more time for ourselves or loved ones. We have to be more mindful of how we are spending our time and slowly adjust from there. Keep in mind that balance is achieved over time so as long as there is a balance overall, we’re doing fine.
Good Workspace Ergonomics
As we transition into flexible working styles, it’s important to keep in mind that our productivity comes from our mental and physical health as well as well-being. By taking care of ourselves well, we would be able to work more productively at work.