How to create new habits and behaviours to enhance your workday.
Do you feel alive, vibrant, ready to take on the world, or a bit sluggish and tired, and wondering how you’re going to get through the day? If you dream of a well-balanced life – we are here to tell you; you can be the creator of a life filled with enthusiasm, purpose & meaning.
Read on for simple habits that will improve your workday.
Start the day being happy.
The way you begin the day sets the tone for how the rest of the day will progress, so it’s best to start with something that makes you happy.
Embracing a flexible workweek can help to curb heading towards burnout. Everyone, including you, deserves to find a balance within their work and personal life. So take a life-admin day when you need one, or work from a new location to spice up your workday.
Get into the habit of writing down the essential things you want to accomplish throughout the day. Then, schedule them in. it can be hard to stay motivated without a team around you, so by writing things down, you make yourself accountable. If you share a calendar with your team, continue inputting your tasks.
Recharge in between meetings.
Use the walk to your next meeting to recharge. Put your phone in your pocket, and check in with yourself. Notice your surroundings, the weight shifting from side to side as you take each step, different muscle groups engaging. And hey, while you’re at it – take a breath!
Are there any meetings, people, or things keeping you from completing their daily work and reaching your goals? Remove whatever roadblocks there might be to increase your efficiency and boost performance & productivity.
Adopt an easy group meditation routine – even 5 minutes – to help focus on thoughts, develop more self-awareness, and, of course, will boost focus and productivity.
Create and uphold healthy boundaries for working after hours (when unnecessary) and during time-off. For example, use out-of-office replies and to lean on their team while away.
Take the time to celebrate the people around you. Bring everyone together to refresh and rejuvenate to help forge more robust bonds within the team and across your business.
Finish work on time.
We all know that our productivity level starts to fade by Friday afternoon, so don’t waste time sitting there pondering what work you should be doing. Save it for Monday.
Staying positive will serve you by lowering stress levels; if you notice someone is down and out, show a healthy example by smiling more, celebrating co-workers, and fostering gratitude among your colleagues.