Jane manages just about to reach office after dodging the hectic traffic. Punching the ID card, she rushes to the desk, declutter, gets herself a cup of black coffee. Minutes before she could even breathe deep, she gets down to check her twitter and facebook accounts and finally dives into her email boxes. Her mind is already scattered with too many things at the same time. It’s obvious that she won’t be productive as she should. This is a snippet of average citizens now. We are thriving on the stupidity of the inboxes and adopting a desk jockey lifestyle, we in turn is giving us a life full of toxicity.
So, what is coming between you and your productivity?
Your obsessiveness to the virtual world
Checking the inboxes and texting often do little to keep you up to date. As a matter of fact, you lose our creativity and thinking ability in pursuance of something that might have been avoided.
Streamlining the to do list and understanding the priorities
Most of the times, you fail to realize that in 24 hours you cannot live up to everyone’s expectations. You have to decide on your priorities in life. What should come first and what should be done first. Understanding the need of the time and doing things at the right time will make you sharp, happy and productive.
Say no to procrastination
Many of us sideline the major task and hang on to the peripherals. Saving the crux for the last doesn’t always help, especially, when you are multi tasking. Do the primary task in fresh mind, in the beginning of the day, steadily. The tertiary would be done no matter what. Procrastination is one deadly sin that keeps us off from being productive.
Eating lunch at office
You are so bogged down with job that you even want to work in lunch time. So much so that you are snacking all the time while working and do not quite getting up, stretching back, walking straight , looking up, breathing the fresh air. This doesn’t do any good to the quality of work you are doing. As much as we think that eating lunch at office would extend the working time, it actually eats up the quality time. You are slouching more, eating often and stretching the one hour job to four.
Working late at night
Whoever coined the adage, ‘early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’, was certainly a wise man. Staying up late at night, working late hours does little to increase our productivity. We need a good sleep after the day’s work. Our biological clock doesn’t understand deadlines.
Drinking too much coffee
Caffeine does not give us lasting energy; caffeine that’s loaded with sugar is toxic. The sugar in the coffee is likely to make you hyper, spike your insulin levels, crash, and then get stored as fat. In other words, it’s not really the best thing for boosting productivity. Eat a balanced breakfast instead to keep your energy up.