Tips To Stay Productive | Pallet Consultants
We’re all trying to be more productive at work. Here are 5 easy steps you can take to get into the groove more easily during your workday.
It isn’t always easy staying at peak performance at work, but it doesn’t have to be hard either. Keep reading to find out our easy tips to get a little boost while at work. You might also enjoy our blog post on what the leaders at Pallet Consultants do to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
- Have a Sleep Schedule
This may seem obvious, but it’s extremely important. Everyone knows you need sleep, and you might even be a little tired reading this. But going to sleep around the same time every night and waking up consistently can make a real difference in how rested you feel.
Humans have what’s called a circadian rhythm, and when we alter it with bright lights and technology to stay up late, our restfulness suffers. If you sleep around the same time every night, your body will be better prepared for sleep since it needs to create certain chemicals to rest fully. This makes you fall asleep more easily and go into a more restful sleep as well. Also, using blue light glasses or night modes on your phone or computer will help bring your body into a state where it’s ready to go to sleep.
- Prioritize Your Work
Prioritizing work will help you set a clear series of goals each day and make it easy to measure progress and stay motivated. You may find it useful to get the most important stuff done first, maybe you like to do smaller tasks in between the larger ones. Find a method that works for you, but be sure to have all your important goals met on time. When you prioritize work, you clear your mind and get a better idea for what you need to accomplish and how you’ll get it done.
- Stretching and Breaks
To get work done, sometimes you have to take a little break. Taking short, regular breaks can help you stay focused and rejuvenated throughout the day. You may like to take a short walk around the office and drink some water, while others might prefer to do some stretches. Whatever the method, giving your body and mind a short break will make you more motivated, healthier, and may even help you think about a problem in a different light. If you’re in an office and sit in a chair for most of your day, you can take that walk or stretch when you get up for a few minutes every hour, which is recommended to stay healthy.
- Keep Home at Home
If you can, it helps to keep your work and home life separated. It can be hard at times to not think about what needs to be done at home or in your personal life, but whether intentional or not splitting your focus hurts productivity. Try to get everything you need at home done while you’re there so you can better focus while at work. It isn’t always that simple, but when you have a full plate at work the last think you need to be thinking about is your full plate at home.
- Use Technology to Stay Organized
There are always new ways companies and startups are coming up with solutions to our problems. If staying organized or automating certain actions sound like something you could use help with, a look around the web will give you plenty of results.
Do you have a list of tasks in different categories with different deadlines? A task tracker like Monday.com might be of assistance. You can create tasks under different umbrellas, share tasks with coworkers, communicate with comments and share files all from the same interface. This site and others like it are great for those who need to juggle multiple moving pieces and keep track of exactly where they are.
Or if you are in sales and want granular but immediate control over your interactions with leads and clients? A customer relationship manager, or CRM, might be just for you. There are a lot of CRMs to choose from, but some of the most popular are choices like HubSpot and Salesforce. These can automate your social media postings, alert you and perform actions when a lead open an email, and much more. Using a CRM is a great way to maximize productivity and simplify your work day.
Using a few of these tips you should be able to increase productivity at work and remain more focused. Do you have anything that works for you that you’d like to share? Leave it in a comment!