Recently we’ve looked at nutrition, exercise and stress management for working women. Today, I want to look at daily tasks you can do at work to build a habit of success.
Just a few simple daily habits can add up to a stress free working environment, a healthy you and a successful business.
There’s nothing magical or magnificently extraordinary about these little habits but they can all add up to something great – productivity.
Daily Work Habits
- Keep your desk free of clutter. Assign a daily time dedicated to a quick clean and make sure there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place.
- Consider investing in an ergonomically correct office desk chair to reduce back and neck strain.
- Sit properly, with both feet firmly on the groundand avoid crossing your legs at the ankles. Be aware of your posture and do your try not to slouch.
- If you spend a lot of your time on the phone, consider investing in a good hands-free headset or speakerphone.
- If you use a laptop most of the time, purchase a stand so that you are eye level with the monitor and regardless of its name don’t use it on your lap!
- Set a reminder/alarm on your phone or computer to take regular breaks, including a movement break every 90 to 120 minutes.
- Commit to taking a daily lunch break, even if it’s only 15 minutes. Sit away from your workspace and don’t even think about checking your phone!
- Take a walk outside after lunch or in the late afternoon, if possible to refresh and revitalise your mind. Clear that brain fog.
- Check and respond to emails on a schedule, rather than reacting to them all day. I do 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
- Technology is great when used to your advantage but don’t let it rule your day! When working, let your phone go to voicemail and turn off social media, email etc notifications on your computer and phone.
- Consider putting a “Please Do Not Disturb Sign” on your office door for when you really need to concetrate. This is so important if you’re working from home and need to create that professional space/boundary. [Keep an eye out for my up coming boundary blog]
What tips would you give to other working women to help with productivity?