Monday, February 17th, 2020
It’s found all that’s required is making just a few tweaks here and there in your life, which has proven to improve productivity, with less strain, stress, and sweat. This is an important quest for those, who are attempting to become more efficient and successful in their business.
You’re looking to improve your productivity, perfect multitasking, to just get things done quicker.
But what usually results is working longer harder hours, as attempting to take shortcuts can at times backfire, and then create more unneeded work and stress.
It appears the harder you work attempting to get more done, the more likely you’ll feel anxious or frustrated, this because of the reduced performance or the lack of detail.
To Become More Efficient
So the solution it appears to accomplish more, to increase your productivity, isn’t necessarily working even longer hours by grinding on the labor treadmill.
Instead, what we can do is learn to work more acutely, smarter, instead of grinding yourself to the bone, which has proven to get the same job done in less time.
So what’s been refined are steps you can take, by adopting better habits, to squeeze out more productivity, while expiring the least amount of effort and time.
Engage In Things That Are More Creative
The busier you are doing the things you think you need to do, the less time you have for fulfilling creative endeavors.
What research shows is that approaching anything more creatively, can improve workplace performance.
Those who spends their time or work doing activities which sparks their creative ingenuity, this either at the office or at home, appears to perform better, this rather than doing mundane structured work.
So if you think that you’re a creative person, you enjoy visiting the library or art galleries, or you have a hobby of decorating cakes, doing any of these creative hobbies can help.
So begin writing more content on your blog about your interests, or listen to mind soothing music which inspires your artistic mood when you’re taking a break.
Expand your interests, think as creatively as possible, which will then spark effective time saving problem solving at your home office, which will enhance your work performance.
Develop Goals Which Interests You
Regardless of how hard you work, pounding in the endless hours and spinning your wheels, if you don’t like what you’re doing, not particularly passionate about it, then make changes.
When you’re doing the task at hand, if you don’t feel emotionally charged about it, then you’re not likely to perform it that well, or be happy about it.
What’s known, is that your emotional interest level needs to be extremely high when doing anything, which is one of the biggest factors of doing that job well, to achieve success.
Fall In Love With What You Do
What’s been proven over time, is that you need to have a high level of enjoyment in whatever it is you’re doing, to perform it well.
What that does is it optimizes your overall performance, which then keeps you deeply occupied, while finishing the task quicker.
It’s also vitally important to feel that the task is meaningful to you and the world. So it’s important to view whatever it is you’re doing, is paramount.
Then you’re more than likely to exert the self-control that’s needed to keep going, give that extra effort, this even when you feel tired or uncomfortable.
The key becomes delegating or outsourcing all the boring tasks that you don’t enjoy doing. Hire help for those projects you’re not that passionate about. This will reduce stress.
Create small goals which will keep you occupied, busy, and attentive throughout the day, this to remain as productive and alert as possible.
Maintain A Strong Work And Home Balance
There’s always that fine line, that conflict between work and home, especially if you have a home based business. The lines usually become blurred, as you slowly go stir crazy.
Without having a proper lifestyle balance, separating work from leisure, what results is it hampers productivity.
Once you begin to feel stressed out about the demands of your work when at home, you’re then likely headed towards becoming emotionally exhausted with anxiety.
It’s found what needs to be established, is a strict dividing line when it comes to the constant pressures of work, and leave it there in the office. Otherwise, it can result in burnout.
What needs to be created is a healthy work/life environment and establishment.
Set strict guidelines and parameters, during those times when you work from home, and especially during the weekends or evenings.
Make sure you take breaks away from working so much. This by getting away from technology, this by spending some outdoor “me time,” going for a workout, or seeing a movie in the afternoon.
Engage in other stress relieving activities such as meditation or yoga, all which contributes to, and optimizes workplace performance.
Always Be Practicing Gratitude
When we’re busy, we often don’t have the time to think about anything else other than work, so make sure you take the timeout to practice gratitude.
Acknowledge all that you have. Make sure you express those you’re thankful to, which could be your mentors, your business associates and clients.
What’s been proven is that it’s gratitude, being thankful, which increases resilience to stress, while reducing physical illness.
What saying “Thank you” does is it produces an overall increased satisfaction, where all areas of your life is boosted with better more efficient production.
It’s known that once anyone acknowledges and thanks those who’s helped them in the past for their hard work, their effort and assistance, this expression of gratitude triggers reciprocity.
To Work Smarter
There’s a longstanding proverb that states, “One should meditate for 20 minutes daily. But if you’re too busy, then it should be for an hour.”
In today’s fast paced world, it becomes difficult to adopt healthy habits. What mindfully slowing down does is it can actually speed up your productivity.
What making minor lifestyle tweaks does, is it can go a long way in helping you work a lot smarter and not harder.