Keeping our mental game up and going at work requires a little bit added effort.. Alongside the daily to-do-lists, not to forget life’s never-ending errands, and setting aside some physical activity time,we normally struggle to be more efficient, but how can we divert our routines and modify our habits without intruding on our workflow?CIIN offers all working women out there some valuable tips and tricks that will elevate your output during desk hours while being fully committed to the task at hand..
1 || Pink Noise Background Frequency
The first thing that might occur to you is those subliminal affirmations usually linked to getting better quality sleep, well, pink noise is not far from that, it could also be an answer to improved productivity! So go ahead and put on those headphones and tune in to some pink noise..Because of its consistent, steady, and less disruptive frequency, it’s more soothing to listen to for extended periods than the random frequency of white noise and is an ideal background sound to increase your focus and concentration.
2 || The 90-Minute Uninterrupted Working Intervals
Scheduling work blocks for yourself on your calendar will deliver the impression to other colleagues that you are simply not available during that time.. Research has found that our bodies work best in uninterrupted 90-minute intervals, by taking advantage of your natural cycles of alertness and fatigue, you can maximize productivity. There’s nothing like back-to-back meetings to suck the productivity right out of you.
3 || Say No To Meetings- Well, Some Meetings!
Before booking your next meeting, ask yourself whether you can accomplish the same goals or tasks via email, phone, or Web-based meeting (which may be slightly more productive). Most meeting suck valuable time, studies showed that the average office worker spends over 31 hours each month in unproductive meetings.. Good to know!
4 || Nourish Your brain health
We are sure you are faced with moments were you comment that your brain is burning or drained.. That calls for some mental energy care, as focus, attention and memory must be taken care of.. All it takes is popping brain support nutrients.. Just like our bodies, the brain requires its own dose of energy.. There are vital nutrients needed to achieve peak performance. A potent nutrient like citicoline, which can be found in capsule, powder, or liquid form, can help support cognitive health when taken consistently over time.
5 || Block Distracting Websites
Blacklisting the websites you turn to when you’re avoiding work, will prevent procrastination..Whether it’s your favorite pop music list, blog or an endless social media feed, it is so easy to waste precious working minutes while zooming into these distractions.. There are actually someapps like SelfControl and browser extensions like StayFocusd help you block sites for set periods of time so you can focus on the task at hand.
6 || Feast Your Eyes!
Some research shows outfitting an office with aesthetically pleasing elements–like plants–can increase productivity by up to 15 percent. Jazz up your office space with pictures, candles, flowers, or anything else that puts a smile on your face.
7 || Keep Moving, Stand Up and Stretch!
Even for one minute! There’s no denying that standing up every once in awhile, walking and stretching can help combat fatigue and boost your mood, energy level, and blood flow, which in turn can enhance brain activity. So take your next phonetical to the hallway and stroll! Some research has shown that taking short breaks during long tasks helps you to maintain a constant level of performance; while working at a task without breaks leads to a steady decline in performance.