The more you work doesn’t mean the more you achieve. Working aimlessly does not always guarantee results. Therefore, a happy work-life balance is crucial.
1. MAKE A TO-DO LIST FOR EACH DAY
As simple as it sounds, making a to-do list for each day is one of the most effective ways to boost your productivity level and achieve your goals. Tackle each task one-by-one for the ultimate productivity. You’ll be surprised at how much you can achieve in one day, when all your thoughts are aligned.
2. SET A LIMIT FOR YOUR TASKS
Making a to-do list for each day is great, but you also need to be wary of the time that you are spending on each task. Set yourself a time limit. If you cannot complete a task within a specified time, move on to another task, and resume this one at a later date or hour. However, don’t forget to keep note of all your deadlines, to make sure that you are on top of the working game.
3. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE BREAKS
While many often associate the word “break” as counterproductive, when it comes to boosting productivity, it’s actually one of the best ways to do so. Researchers have proven that regular breaks can help to boost productivity, as well as improving overall job satisfaction.
So don’t be afraid to step out for a break, have a snack or walk around the office to clear your head. You’ll be able to resume work more recharged, with a clear mind.
4. SOCIALISING CAN DO WONDERS
Humans are social animals, therefore the act of working all day on the computer can be quite lonely. This is why talking to new people with new perspectives can help you get out of this rut. It actually only takes a small social interaction to liven up our day.
Co-working spaces are a great way to meet new people. Just step out of your office and into the public area. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn from just a simple conversation. It’s actually a great way to make work connections too!
5. REDUCE YOUR TRAVEL TIME FOR GOOD
Tired of your work commute, even before the real job begins? Many people in big cities, such as Bangkok experience this.
Although there are ways to reduce commuting stress and negativity, the only simple and permanent solution for this is to choose a workplace that is feasible for you. Many companies nowadays offer offices in co-working spaces around Bangkok. Or better yet, if you are an entrepreneur or an up and coming startup, choose a co-working space as your office. It’s the ideal solution, with flexible leasing and options for businesses of any size and requirements.
6. DE-CLUTTER YOUR WORKSPACE
There’s a lot to be said about how much organization and less “stuff” can decrease your anxiety, thereby increasing productivity. A clean workspace can help to increase focus and reduce stress that stems from the distractions around your table.
A co-working space is the perfect solution for your cluttering problem. Not having a designated work table can help you to get rid of your hoarding tendencies. Remember, a clear workspace, equals a clear mind.
7. TURN OFF ALL DISTRACTIONS
One of the best ways to get work done in a specified time is to focus. This is achieved by turning off all your distractions, such as phone notifications and alerts. Try doing this for at least two hours each day, and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can get done.
8. CHANGE UP YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT
Working at the same place, at the same table everyday can be discouraging. That is why many adults, especially Millennials prefer to work at various settings, such as coffee shops or a libraries.
One of the main benefits of a co-working space is that you can change up your office whenever you want. Many, such as Regus and Spaces offers its members a network of workspaces around the world that you can pop in and get work done, anywhere, anytime.
9. THE RIGHT OFFICE FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT
Being able to work at varied settings is great, but sometimes we all just crave some consistency in our working lives. Surround yourself with the right office facility and equipment that will push you to your true peak productivity level.
Co-working spaces such as Regus, Spaces and HQ offer fully serviced offices with everything included – from office furniture, utilities, high-speed internet, charging outlets, designated phone line and kitchen area. So all you have to do is just show up and get to work.
10. VISUALISE YOUR HAPPY PLACE
When you feel like you are burnt out, take 5-10 minutes to visualise about what makes you happy. This could be as simple as thinking about your family, friends, favourite pet, or even about the next holiday!
If you are a goal oriented person, it might also be a good idea to reflect and form a goal in your head of where you want to be in the next 5-10 years. Setting a long term goal can generate positive energy, making you more focused on the task at hand.