They don’t take a long but they make a world of difference
If you’re finding yourself in a slump at work and you’re lacking motivation, it might be time to figure out how to implement productive habits into your day. Of course, we don’t all have time for an extensive gym routine, a half hour meditation session, or to journal, but there are small things you can do that will boost your productivity without having to invest a lot of time, money, or effort.
- Wake up and move
Getting your blood pumping first thing in the morning will put you in a great mindset for the day. A short yoga routine or workout that takes less than ten minutes when you first wake up will do wonders.
- Write a list
There’s a reason this tip appears in every article on productivity — it really works. Take five minutes out of your day to write down the most important things you need to do that day.
- Stop checking your emails
This may sound counter intuitive, but what we mean is stop checking your emails every couple of minutes — set aside a specific time in your day to check and reply to everything, rather than in drips and drabs.
- Turn notifications off
If you’re reaching for your phone whenever the screen lights up, you’re losing valuable work time. Kill notifications for unnecessary or distracting apps so you don’t waste time picking it up for every vibration or message tone.
- Start saying no
If you’re already feeling overwhelmed or unmotivated, adding extra commitments won’t help jumpstart your productivity. Focus on what you already have to do, finish that, then consider adding extra work to your load.