Most of us spend quite a bit of time at work or working, but the time we invest does not always equal productivity. Going into the new year, here are ten tips to get a little more out of your day and rock out 2016!
- Listen to music that motivates you
Go ahead- turn the speakers up! Whatever gets you movin’ and shakin’, put it on and get going.
- Take care of your top priorities in the morning
Your brain is at it’s peak performance in the morning. Knock your top priorities out first thing.
- Allocate a block of time daily to prospect
Set aside an hour a day to prospect- it will add up and you will see it pay off in the long run.
- Make sure you take a lunch
Everyone needs that mental break midday. Work a lunch hour into your day to reset and refresh your brain.
- Set up for your week Sunday
Take a few minutes on Sunday to think about what you would like to accomplish for the work week so you are ready to go Monday morning.
- Put your phone away
Put your phone out of reach so you aren’t tempted to get distracted by texts, emails, or personal calls.
- Finish what you start
Once you start a task, go ahead and finish it. Multitasking can make you feel busy- but it’s not truly that productive. It’s better to start and finish something so you can take it off your plate for the day.
- Set new goals for the short- and the long-term
Each year it’s important to set long-term goals, as well as short-term. Get an idea of where you want to be by the end of the New Year and break it down into some smaller steps to get there.
- Get an early start
Get up and get to the office a little earlier- and if you don’t go to an office, simply get going ahead of time. There is something to that old saying “the early bird gets the worm”.
- Turn off any distractions
Social media notifications can be very distracting- close out your Facebook or Twitter to stay focused.