Do you want to know how to make your work days more productive and creative?
How to make effective plans, manage your time better, reduce stress and improve your focus.
Then, you have come to the right place. 😊
Organising yourself will help you to prioritise – let’s look at what you can do
1. Create a work schedule and follow it consistently. Create a daily schedule and routine and try not to deviate it but at the same time be aware that form time to time, you may need to be flexible. As far as possible stick to a set routine.
2. Prioritise – what is important (in terms of delivery and the work that you do or your line manager’s tasks; in terms of revenue and client expectations or deadlines.
3. Create both daily and weekly to do lists, write them down and tick them off as you do them. You might not do everything that you want but it will help assess what you’ve achieved.
4. Keep the workspace neat and tidy will help to lift the mood and usually results in saving time (in finding what you need). Clean the desk before your work time ends.
5 Multitasking is sometimes necessary but try not to do too many things at the same time – if your jobs allows it, one task at a time may prove more productive.
5. Take 15 minutes break every couple of hours to stretch your body and perhaps do some light stretching or have a walk or get a drink. Try not to sit at your desk for more than two and half hours at a time, you will need a break of some sort.
6. With your to do tasks and meeting deadlines, reward yourself as you tick them off – maybe get a chocolate or candy and look at Instagram for a few minutes in your short break time. Create little challenges and achieve them.
7. When working from home, it is important that you have clear boundaries – especially in terms of time and where you do your work. Don’t work outside normal hours unless you feel it is necessary or expected and if it is and it is constant, you need to raise this with your line managers. You wouldn’t be expected to take work home normally, so don’t continue working after hours even if you’re at home. And just as you have a workspace at home, you should be able to relax and do things away from it -if it is the same computer or space that you use for recreation be clear about what are work hours and what is recreational time.