Five Tips for Boosting Productivity at Work

FlowTime is all about getting more productivity at work. After all, more productivity means you will perform better and have the benefit of saving valuable time for yourself. How can you improve your productivity? There are countless ways, but here are five specific tips for boosting your work productivity.

Embrace Organization

An organized person tends to be an industrious person. Fortunately, there are countless ways to get organized at work. From jotting daily to do lists to embracing the most important tasks of the day, there are ways that will surely work for anyone.

After all, what is more rewarding than the feeling of crossing off an item from your list of projects? A favorite organizational method here at FlowTime is the Calendar Blocking Technique, which we discuss in this blog.

Focus Your Best Times on Important Things

Are you a morning person? If so, you may be wasting valuable productivity. After all, most people tend to spend their mornings responding to e-mails, returning phone calls, and doing things that take less intellectual energy.

However, productivity is increased when you dedicate the time you are at your best to more creatively demanding tasks. Align important work with the times of day when you function most effectively.

Take Breaks

This may sound like counterproductive to productivity, but taking breaks has been repeatedly shown as important for a number of reasons. It helps keep people refreshed, gives out minds an important break, and helps avoid burnout.

In fact, people that take periodic breaks and fill them with exercise – even short walks – can further increase their productivity. Fortunately, FlowTime will notify you when it is time to take a break, helping you build this important habit.

Leverage Technology

In today’s digital world, there are tons of resources that can help you improve your productivity. During the pandemic, many people have come to love virtual meetings as they eliminate time necessary to walk or drive to a meeting. Others have found that group chats, even when at the office, can help improve collaboration.

A great way of discovering new technology is to ask your colleagues about some of the tools that they find effective in their work. You can also checkout blogs such as FlowTime’s blog that features Calendly, Loom, and other important productivity tools that can improve your work environment.

Get Enough Sleep

Nearly everyone has had at least a periodic day at work where they are simply tired. These days can seem to drag on forever and if we’re honest, they are definitely not our most productive. Thus, it is no surprise that getting enough sleep is an important tactic for improving productivity.

Roughly one-third of adults do not get enough sleep at night. The CDC recommends that adults get between seven and nine hours. However, making sure to get enough sleep is a great way to ensure optimal productivity. Setting alarms for when to begin winding down and when to go to bed can help if this is an area you struggle with.

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