It’s only natural for our energy levels to dip during the day, whether it’s because we’ve been in front of our screens for too long without breaks or we feel drained after back-to-back tasks or meetings. But there are small steps we can take to help us course-correct and take on the rest of the day — and our work — with more energy and creativity.
While staying focused at work isn’t always easy, there are many ways to set yourself up for success. You probably know the feeling: it’s 2 p.m., fatigue starts to set in after working since morning, and the motivation to keep going starts to drop.
At this point, it’s tempting to procrastinate and let your mind wander. You may check your phone messages, scroll through social media, or have a chat at the water cooler. Before you know it, 30 minutes have passed and you end up rushing to meet an afternoon deadline. Whether you work remotely or in an office, many distractions can limit your productivity. If you have difficulty staying focused, these small steps can make a big difference.
Do you ever finish your workday feeling like you weren’t able to accomplish everything on your list? You start with a plan, a list, a goal… but by the end of the day, you find your to-do list is even longer. I get it. Being productive at work can be difficult. Managing your time in ways that are conducive to your productivity is key… but it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Try incorporating these tips to increase that productive flow and work smarter!