Stop Ruining Your Productivity!
Does it seem like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done? Are you tired of rushing to beat a deadline and barely making it? If so, then chances are you’re falling victim to some of the common ways that people implement that will increase stress, lower their overall energy levels, and even decrease their intelligence! Avoid these pitfalls to your productivity and you’ll find that there already is more time in every day!
Are You Disorganized?
Everyone has their own filing system – that much is true. Piles of clutter all over the desk, the floor, and in the file cabinets aren’t a filing system! Being disorganized means you’ve always got to spend more time finding things because you don’t know exactly where it is! To stay organized, try adopting the rule of never leaving a room without putting something back in its proper place. As you do that, you’ll find that an office, a room, and a home can become quickly organized.
Do You Have a Good Seat?
Poorly designed office chairs will kill your productivity because they make you uncomfortable. What’s worse is that a bad chair can even lead to health problems, such as sore back, sore legs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even dizziness and nausea depending on how long you’re sitting in bad posture! Invest in a good office chair that fits your unique ergonomics and the comfort will help you stay productive all day long!
How Many Distractions Are Going On Around You?
The average person has notification set up for when they receive a comment on social media, an instant message on a variety of different platforms, if they get an e-mail, and especially when they get a text. Every distraction, when it goes off, will cost you an average of 1 minute of time out of your day. Think about that: 30 e-mails checked during the day equates to a minimum of 30 minutes of lost time. Add in social media and texts and the average person loses 2 hours of productivity! Want to know where your time went? There it is.
Are You Multi-Tasking?
Despite the desires of some managers and HR professionals, most human brains aren’t made to multi-task. If you’re doing three things at once, you’re splitting your available time between three different projects and then dividing the available time again by three ways because you’re switching your attention between projects. That means you’re spending 1/6th of the time on a project by multi-tasking just 3 different things than if you focused on one project at a time!
Are you ruining your productivity? Then make today be the day that you stop doing that! By focusing on one project at a time, eliminating your distractions, and using ergonomically friendly materials and furniture, you really can get more stuff done. Try it for yourself today!