There’s a whole list of reasons why being productive feels hard these days. With the one-year mark of the pandemic upon us, each person is going through it right now in different ways and it’s important to acknowledge this. That being said, if you’re looking for some quick tips to try on how to spark that productive vibe, you’ve come to the right place! Here are six ways you can re-energize your work day.
1. Make a list
When you’re looking at a busy work week or work day, finding a way to organize all your tasks can be anxiety-producing. It can help to just write everything down that pops into your head so you have all your tasks organized in one place. Then you can split your list into more immediate tasks and ones that are longer term. List-making is a simple way to get yourself organized and to hold yourself accountable. Plus how fun is it to cross something off?
2. Create smaller, more attainable goalsIt’s so easy to let those bigger-picture, more long-term tasks fall to the last minute. While there are certainly those functional procrastinators out there, this method can be more stressful and make it more difficult to produce quality work. Try breaking down your larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks, and then write those down in your agenda.
3. Begin your workday with your ritual
It can be tempting to rush through the morning and get started with our day as quickly as possible. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, we all have different rituals that help us feel ready for our day. That can be getting your cup of coffee, doing a mini-meditation, or just taking time to thoughtfully set up your workstation. Give yourself time to get this morning ritual done. Those couple extra minutes will certainly be worth it when you feel in control and ready to get started with your otherwise hectic day.