Productivity Hacks For Those Who Struggle To Keep Themselves Motivated
No two days are similar and we all lose motivation to work. But if you constantly feel you are not able to achieve much in your day and are not charged up to perform, this blog is for you.
After having worked remotely for more than a year, most people are used to working from home. But it has also led to a decline in motivation as it feels depressing to work in isolation.
Staying motivated allows you to give your best at work and get more done in less time. This enhances your productivity and allows you to build a better work-life balance.
To help employees stay motivated, a lot of businesses are offering L&D opportunities through online courses. This allows employees to keep enhancing their skillset even in the midst of a pandemic.
Powerful platforms like SAP Litmos not only make it easy for employees to quickly access learning material but also offer extra flexibility with a mobile application.
In this blog, we are highlighting some very popular and effective techniques to help you stay motivated and increase your productivity.
- Know your priorities:
Not knowing how you will be spending your workday can kill your energy. Have a list of things ready for yourself with all the tasks, professional & personal, mentioned on it.
Make sure they are listed in the order of priority so you accomplish the most important things first. This gives you a sense of accomplishment and allows you to stay charged.
- Set aside time for distractions:
Distractions like surfing social media platforms and messages from friends are like a black rabbit hole that consumes a lot of our time. A lot of us do not even realize how much of our day goes into just these few activities.
This may sound silly but having a fixed bracket for distractions allows you to concentrate better. You can think of it as a reward for finishing a task in a set time frame.
- Use free time tracking apps:
Monitoring your own time can do wonders for your productivity. When you see statistics about how you utilize your time, it allows you to understand your work patterns.
A time tracker shows you how much time you spend on an activity. This allows you to schedule your day better and utilize your time well.
- Don’t rely on your memory:
Keeping a mental checklist of things you have to do in a day can lead to mistakes as we often forget things. Moreover, it can tire you out faster than usual to try to remember a lot of information.
Instead, keep a pad and pen nearby to keep noting down tasks and important points. Keep ticking whatever is done and enjoy the feeling of achievement that comes with a completely ticked list.
- Move your body:
Working continuously for hours without moving from your desk can make you feel lethargic. After every 1 hour, get up and stretch. Moving your body helps you stay active.
You can schedule 5-minute breaks after every 1 hour to get up and do a small activity that wakes you up physically. This activity could be taking a walk, dancing, or just listening to music.
- Identify which people to cut off:
We all have that one colleague or friend with whom we can talk endlessly. Sometimes work discussions turn into random conversations and take up a lot of your time.
While workplace connections are important, know with which people to minimize conversations while working. Choose to communicate with them after work hours to maintain the bonding.
Implement hacks to manage your work better and stay productive. While not all of these will work for you, choose the ones that suit your unique situation and see your productivity skyrocket.