There's something about the new year that makes us want to set new goals and improve ourselves. Most new year's resolutions include being more productive. Whether or not you think new year's resolutions are a cliché, here are some easy ways to boost productivity!
1. Make to-do lists
Sometimes an old-school to-do list will do the trick. There's nothing more satisfying than crossing a task off. Furthermore, it's a great way for you to track your progress. One tip is to pen your thoughts down immediately, so you don't have to feel like you've got a lot on your mind.
2. Celebrate small wins
Effort that makes meaningful progress should be celebrated, even if the bigger goal hasn't been met. In your workplace, celebrating small wins can galvanise them to continue working hard and create more reasons to celebrate!
3. Decorate your workspace
If you spend a lot of time at your workspace, it's important that you actually like it. Being in a space surrounded by things that you like can motivate you and make you feel comfortable. Here's a fun fact, having pictures of kittens or puppies around can bring out feelings of being careful in us and increase dexterity. This means increased productivity!
4. Activate your activation energy
Activation energy is a topic covered in Chemistry. It's the energy that is required to keep a reaction going. A good habit to practice is to jump out of bed in the morning instead of hitting the snooze button. This triggers your activation energy and enhances productivity for the rest of the day. Think of it as if you're striking a match. Once a match is struck, it doesn't require more effort to keep the flame going.
5. Get pumped
Listening to an enthusiastic podcast or radio book can influence your level of enthusiasm. An even better option is to hang out with an enthusiastic friend so you can be inspired and feel enthusiastic as well. This is important in helping you lift your spirits when you're experiencing a lack of inspiration and motivation so that you can be more productive in the long run.
6. Love what you do
Love and passion for what you do sustains you for the long haul, which is what drives continual motivation and productivity.
Of course, change should begin as soon as you find there's a need for it, not when a new year begins. Don't forget to act on your plans! What are some goals that you hope to achieve?
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