American culture has for years embraced the notion that the more hours you work, the more effective you are. There are studies out now which dispute that fact. According to Lou Babuaata of Zen Habits, prioritizing your Most important tasks. Then get those done first thing in the morning and move on with all of the other work that pops into your life during the day. This is the best way to be productive. Any number of hours we work in a week that surpasses 55 hours is mostly a waste of our time. The longer we work, the less productive we become. We can now say that’s a fact.
One of the reasons to hire outside services is you can lift a task you may not be particularly suited for off your shoulders and give it to a person, or entity who will be more effective in handling that task. If there are tasks you do which could be delegated to a staff member or co-worker who is better suited to that task, then do it. Should things consistently pile up during your everyday work hours, consider outsourcing some of the work. Hire an IT service to keep your computers running and up to date. Hire an answering service to keep the interruptions to a minimum when you are working on important tasks.
When your brain starts to shutdown from overload, take a little break. Go for a brisk walk, get up from your desk and move around. DON’T go to the vending machine and get a candy bar. That is something which might seem like a good idea in the short run, but trust me, for most of us it will simply give a temporary boost and add stress to our lives in the form of an ever-expanding waistline.
Carve out a space before you start your daily work, take a moment and find a bit of positive inspiration to start the day off with. Not letting little things knock you off balance for an entire day, and sharing your bad attitude with co workers can make things go better and keep people running on good energy. Plan a new routine. Get up at the same time each morning. Leave yourself plenty of time to accomplish the things you must do before you head to work. It may seem okay to keep slapping that snooze button in the morning, but all you are doing filling your body up with anxiety over not getting to work on time.
Communication is key. No one knows what’s in your head if you don’t tell them. Save time and frustration by letting people know what you want and expect from them.And hire yourself a great computer support company. That always makes things better!
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