Your workday is calling. Will you answer robustly and with purpose? Or will you just phone it in?
It is easy to go through the motions while at work, completing tasks, but not necessarily doing so efficiently. Working smarter, not harder is a popular phrase these days, but most people don’t know how to really go about doing that.
Instead, they multitask, going from one task to another, without strategy or focus.
I am here to help you out with that.
I partnered with Boise Paper and their Be Brilliant blog last year, sharing ways that professionals can make their day impactful. I am now sharing these 4 easy tips to help you get the most out of your workday.
Have a designated workspace
This is critical for workflow and organization, no matter if you work from home, or work in an office. Doing so allows you to be fully tuned in to your tasks and duties, and causes less disruptions. After work each day, tidy up your workspace before you leave, which will give you a neat canvas to start with each day.
Filter out distractions
It is so easy for us to get distracted, and yet, it is the number one cause of errors and time wasted at work. In order to avoid those issues, filter out distractions while working. DND or silence your phones and turn off social media notifications and alerts. Limit social media use, and close your door if you have an office to rid yourself of office buzz and chatter.
Time block and/or batch work
Using a time block batch system works well in most professions, and allows for maximum work performance. Make a list of each task that has to be performed that day, then work in a time block to get that task done. Batching helps you complete one task before going to another, and helps avoid doing too many things at work.
It also helps sharpen focus.
In order to avoid procrastination, install a reward system for yourself. If there is a big project you need to tackle, don’t avoid it. Instead, create a personal reward for getting it accomplished, which will encourage you to get it done. Make it a reward that is reasonable, but something that you look forward to.
Utilizing these 4 tips will help you get the most out of your workday while allowing you to focus, work on one task at a time, and avoid disorganization and wasted time at work. I personally practice all of these methods, and it helps me with my workload at my day job and with my entrepreneurial workload as well.
What are your tips for getting the most out of your workday?