Stress management strategies for productivity improvements

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Organizing your work better is the best way to do more with less. Improving your productivity saves you a tremendous amount of time, and therefore money, in addition to being able to do a better job and energy boost.

Changing some little habits, you have in the office can thus have a big impact on your project by allowing you to do the right thing in the best way. Your customers and your state of mind will thank you.

Here are our top tips for productivity improvement:

Strategy # 1: Clean your workspace

A tidy workspace also allows you to have a tidier state of mind. Start by removing from your desk, or even putting away, anything that is not essential to your work.

You will avoid distractions first and give yourself the chance not to get lost in your mess. In addition, properly classifying all your documents will allow you to find them more easily and thus save time. However, don’t forget to add a little something nice to look at like flowers or a picture of your family – this increases productivity by 15%.

Strategy # 2: Stay Healthy

A healthy body is the best way to have a healthy mind. Eating well and exercising well helps you have more energy, as well as improved memory and concentration, but also it can help you to improve your mood and reduce stress.

Don’t be fooled by coffee: it only gives you temporary energy, causes more stress, and is unhealthy. A salad, nuts, and fruit are the best accompaniments on a hard day’s work.

Also, avoid having dinner at your desk in order to give yourself a good time to relax without being disturbed. As for exercise, it may seem like a difficult task, but it actually makes you happier and more productive. Plus, you’ll sleep better and be less likely to get sick so you can get back to work the next day.

Strategy # 3: Quit social media

Going to see a little notification, or a message on Facebook can easily end with about 15 minutes spent looking at your feed. In addition, interruptions interfere with your concentration and cause a drop in productivity.

The best way to resist temptation is to just stay away from him at all when you’re busy working. Save this wasted time for your break or at a time of day when you answer your business emails.

Come on, turn off notifications! A sure tip to improve productivity!

Strategy #4: Distinguish your priorities

Start with the most important tasks to perform so that you can be sure you have the time and motivation to do them.

Decide early in your day what deserves the most attention and put aside, at least for now, projects that are not essential to your job. Don’t hesitate to say no when what you are asked is not necessary so that you don’t commit to doing too many things that you cannot do well.

Channel your energy from the start to what is most important so that you can do the best job possible and stress less when you are short on time at the end of the day.

When you check off a new task on your to-do list, it will give you a good sense of duty accomplished to motivate you to continue with your work.

Strategy # 5: Do one thing at a time

Stop believing that multitasking lets you do more things at the same time, it just makes you take more time doing these two things than if you had done them separately.

Experts estimate that by doing this you lose 40% of your productivity. First of all, you don’t do two things at the same time, but rather a several things alternately. This makes it so that you cannot fully concentrate on an activity and take more time to understand where you are when you start working on a task again. In addition, too much workload is more likely to stress you.

Strategy # 6: Set yourself a time limit

Limiting the time, you invest in a certain activity allows you to set a clearer productivity goal for yourself and avoid spending too much time on a task. Consider taking a few minutes to organize your workday by planning the time you think you will spend on each task.

It is also a good idea to do the longest activities at the start of your work schedule to make sure you can do them. This will allow you to better accomplish everything you had in mind by focusing more on important tasks and less on more trivial tasks.

Striving for perfection can often be more harmful than you might think.

Strategy # 7: Take a break

There is no point in getting stuck in a project that tires you and no longer inspires you, you will only waste time without really moving forward. It is advisable to take a break before you have completed 90 minutes of work in order to be as efficient as possible since productivity begins to decline after 50 to 60 minutes of continuous work.

Studies show that taking short breaks allows you to have a consistent level of performance in addition to improving your focus, receptivity, creativity, interpersonal relationships, and quality of life.

This little moment of relaxation is all the more effective if you take the time to do a little exercise since you can also reduce your physical tension.

Kelly Passarelly
My name is Blake Gowing, a writer. I have written for various publications including The Daily Life and their needs.

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