The little things that can have a big impact on your performance at work…
6 simple ways to improve productivity and boost confidence.
Be on time
Being on time is not something you should reserve only for the day of the interview or an all-important management meet, it is a habit you should cultivate as a rule rather than an option. It creates discipline in your attitude and gives you a psychological high as a result of being different (The majority just desire reaching on time, but only a few actually do). It gives you the time to make a list of the all-important tasks before you dive into the challenges of the day.
Be it about your salary, your delayed promotion, the demanding clients or the always disappearing printing papers. Complaining not only saps you of your positive energy but also creates a negative perception about your attitude towards work and life in general. Every time you feel like complaining ask yourself, “Is it going to solve the issue?” If the answer is no, think of a creative approach which involves NO COMPLAINING.
Break for exercise
This doesn’t mean that you have to spread your exercise mat on the floor or head to the company gym every 30 minutes. Every 1-2 hrs close your eyes and let it relax for a few seconds. Every 3-4 hours practice a quick stretch of the hands, neck and legs or just take a quick walk. You will be amazed at how good you feel and how much more effective you can be with this simple routine.
If you are addicted to your daily dose of tea or coffee which you assume helps you concentrate better, try going green instead. Green tea may not be as interesting a drink as your daily cuppa, but definitely takes the cake in terms of benefits. It improves brain function due to caffeine (contains less caffeine than coffee but enough for the benefits). Regular consumption helps in regulating blood pressure, a boon to tackle work place pressures. It also has a relaxing effect in drinkers due to naturally present amino acid Theanine. It has many more benefits for the health conscious, for now let’s stick to the workplace benefits.
Take it up
Once in a while if you do not see any new challenging assignments coming your way walk up to your boss and ask for one. One-It will be a welcome change from your monotonous assignments. Two-Your managers will have an improved perception of your abilities. Three- It will help you analyse your own strengths, and raise your level of confidence possibly lowered due to lack of variation in your assignments.
No matter what position you hold in the company, there will always be somethings you do better than the others and there always will be some opportunity to share it with others. If you do, do not hesitate to share your skills, knowledge and idea. You will be talked about for your positive attitude and at the same time you will enjoy the support and cooperation of your colleagues and seniors which can help you with your own progress as well. Both ways it is win-win situation for you.
Be Good, Stay Happy!
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