Work takes up a significant part of your life.
Statistically, people work more hours than doing anything else. Gone are the days with 8 hours sleeping, 8 hours fun and 8 hours working… You are working at least 10 hours per day. Some work even 14. So is there a way to work faster and smarter, and get more time for yourself? Actually, there are several ways, you just need to learn how to become more efficient.
Below are some pointers on how to work faster and smarter. (Guest post)
More physical activity
Did you know that diseases are directly tied to the lack of physical activity? Introduce physical exercise in your everyday routine, even if only for half an hour. You will feel better, look better and work much more efficiently because your focus and your lust for life is bigger after you jog for a while, or take a long walk on fresh air. Don’t postpone it. Start MOVING today!
Making friends at the workplace
Today’s workplaces look like robot factories. Everyone performs his/her own task because they can’t wait to finish, get up at 5pm or 6pm and finally go home. It is extremely important to make your workplace a friendlier place, where you actually meet friends every single day. You are spending more time with your coworkers than with your family. Workplaces look and feel almost miserable, exactly because there is so little engagement between people. Try to make more friends, enjoy a cup of coffee during your break with colleagues, share stories and fun whenever you can. When you return from your little break you will feel better and be able to work faster and more efficient. Time will fly by much easier if you actually connect with people.
Happiness is the key to productivity
Taking things too seriously will only lead to you feeling more miserable, without any predisposition to get out of bed in the morning and go to work. What if you took some things more lightly? What if you would manage to wake up happy and go to work happily? It might seem an unachievable task, but if you just take a little time and think of how lucky you are on all levels, you would become a little bit happier. Don’t get mad if your colleague spilt some coffee on your file. Smile! It’s not the end of the world. Don’t get mad if your PC is slow. Smile inside and enjoy your favorite snacks until the repairman will fix it. If you are happy, you will become more productive. By being a little happier you will manage to finish up a load of work that would take 4 hours, in only 3 hours. Because you are feeling good and your mind is working better too…
Become friends with your purpose
Well, we all agree that we must work in order to be able to secure a living, to pay the bills. How many of you actually think of the purpose of your work? Are you working only because you must, or are you working because you want to ultimately achieve something? These are two very different notions. The exact moment when you are able to define the purpose of you working so hard, you are going to be able to work smarter, more efficient and productive. You will work your way towards that goal with so much ease when you know your purpose.
LOVE thy work
This has nothing to do with the 10 Commandments. Confucius once said: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. This is the plain truth. Maybe you are not able of working efficiently and smartly because deep down you do not love that job or that task you are performing. It is never too late to change lanes and fight, learn or exercise in order to do what you truly love. When you love your job, the hours fly by, you are working extremely passionately and this will also reflect in your income.
When you go to work thinking on your way you can’t wait to return home, there is a problem. You should take the time and analyze things closely. Maybe it is the lack of exercise that makes you feel tired and without any good mood for work, but maybe it is because you don’t love your job.
Inspect somehow your life, make a list and check all those things that could be the problem. Then, one by one come up with proper solutions and strategies and start implementing them. Change your life for the better, and you will be able to work faster, more efficient and much more productive. With small changes there come big rewards.
About the Author: Kelly Ray is an active blogger. Her passions are writing and touring. She is glad to share her ideas about education and give some useful tips for students on her blog topreviewstars.com.
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