Getting ahead at work isn’t just about staying late and putting your nose to the proverbial grindstone. You also have to take care of yourself if you want to improve performance. Here are some of Accurate Personnel’s top tips for increasing productivity with a little ‘me time.’
You can’t expect your body to perform at top speed and efficiency if you don’t supply it with the right type of fuel. That means not only eating right, consuming a large quantity of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins, but also eating regularly. Avoid skipping meals or snacking on vending machine treats because you loathe to leave your desk. By taking time to eat a proper meal, you’ll increase your productivity for the day to come.
In today’s performance-obsessed society, we’re often tempted to get to the office before our peers. However, the truth is it’s equally important to take the time to rest and recharge. So opt to sleep in now and then, or at the very least go to bed early. For best results, strive to get at least seven hours of sleep most nights, and try to sleep during the same time frame.
Hit the Gym
Feel like you’re glued to your desk at work? Your body might be feeling the same burden. If you aren’t taking time to walk around the office – and hitting the gym after work – your productivity is likely to suffer. Additionally, you could risk health issues that curtail your performance long term. Even a quick walk around the building at lunch can have a profound effect on your overall wellness.
Take a Break
Speaking of breaks, be sure to take them. Lunch and coffee breaks are crucial for giving your brain a pick-me-up throughout the day. So, don’t feel bad about stepping away from your work for a few minutes. You’ll come back with superior focus and attention.
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