It doesn’t matter if you own a business or support a franchise, everyone wants to make the best use of their time in order to get more from their day. Being productive does not always mean white erase boards and thick calendars. Here are a few simple ways to increase your productivity.
Take 5 minutes in the evening to plan for the next day
This simple task will accomplish a number of things. You will be able to clear your mind, resulting in a better night’s rest. Being well rested gives you the ability to focus and complete tasks at a quicker pace. Next, it will start you in the right direction the next day. When your mind is filled with tasks you literally have to stop and think about what is next. That is not an effective use of time.
So grab a notepad or write your tasks in your phone, but try to plan your next day at night.
Keep your workspace organized
A clear workspace means a clear mind. Clearing your space will help you concentrate. In addition, you will spend less time looking for important items on your desk.
Take a break every few hours
Don’t sit for endless hours behind your desk. Move around every few hours. Walk, run or dance. It doesn’t really matter how, just get moving. This will help clear your mind and renew your focus. You will start working again with a pair of fresh eyes. This empowers you to get more accomplished in a shorter time frame.
Change your surrounding
Sometimes you get tired of looking at the same walls! Go for a change of scenery. Local restaurants and coffee houses may seem like the best spot but they can be noisy and distracting. This is why coworking spaces are so popular. You can enjoy different surrounding with like minded people who are also trying to be as productive as possible.
If you are located in the DMV please visit the coworking community at Business Gate. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in being productive!