There are many ways to improve your work, from choosing music to power-naps.
While most of us know how to keep calm and focused in stressful situations, there are 13 proven ways to increase focus, motivation, and momentum for yourself and your employees. These tips should be incorporated into your weekly routine.
Recent research has shown that employees are happier and more satisfied when they work in a fun environment. The workplace can be fun.
Even if your company only has a few employees, it is possible to include social time to relieve stress and build camaraderie.
It shouldn’t surprise that retail stores invest a lot of money in their music playlists to create an environment that is positive for their customers and improve their buying habits. This does not require a music director who is available 24/7. Research has shown that music played in conference rooms and hallways can help build cohesion and cooperation, particularly when there are deadlines or projects.
While chill-out music is possible, studies show that instrumental music works better than lyric music. Keep your employees happy by playing light instrumental music.
It’s not crazy to think that many people meditate in order to gain a competitive edge. There are many studies that demonstrate that meditation can positively impact work life. Ten empirical studies were conducted in North America and Europe. They found that meditation can have a positive impact on personal mental health as well as social relationships. It can also reduce role conflicts, improve innovation, and promote organizational development.
Your workplace can be transformed into a hub of creativity and productivity by taking a 10 minute break each morning and mid-afternoon.
Visualization can be a powerful daily practice that you could use to help your brain map out the path to success. Research has shown that the brain cannot distinguish between a true memory and an imaginary one. The brain cannot distinguish between a real memory and an imagined one. This means that imagining a future event vividly can help you create neural pathways that will give you a clear focus.
How can intermittent fasting improve your bottom line? You can achieve everything from balance energy, focus, brain clarity, and balanced energy if you take a long break in between eating the night before and breaking your fast 16-18hrs later. Intermittent fasting is beneficial for the body’s major systems. For example, digestion and autophagy. This can be done after most people have completed the 12-14 hour mark. It helps the body eliminate dysfunctional cells and boosts the production of human growth hormones.
For those who use multiple devices in their work day, this topic is often met with a visceral reaction. Do you recall a time when you were not connected to the internet? Recent research has shown that “connectedness” can have negative effects on the human psyche, sleep, connectedness, and well-being. FOMO (fear that you are missing out on something) and sleep deprivation due to overexposure blue light have a negative impact on our productivity and performance every day.
There are now apps that will limit your screen time or pause work for you to take a break, exercise, or nap. Your performance will improve if you learn to use technology to your advantage.
Although it can seem difficult to find time to exercise in our busy lives, there is now evidence that exercising can significantly improve work performance. The University of Briston studied 200 people over a week and compared their performance at work with the data from the days they exercised and those that didn’t. Participants scored 21% higher on work concentration, 22% more for finishing work on schedule, 25% higher for working without unscheduled breaks, 41% higher in motivation to work, and 21% higher on work concentration.
This is enough evidence for your company’s decision to create a coffee-room gym.
Your mother was right, napping is good. A 20-minute nap, taken between 1 and 3, can improve alertness, performance, and reduce errors.
Although it may not be appealing to most people, cold showers are becoming a common way to prevent illness. The Dutch children can do it. You can too. A Dutch study showed that routine hot-cold showers resulted in a statistical decrease in self-reported sick days. Participants could choose to take a hot shower or a cold one, depending on their health and ability.
To reduce the time it takes to feel the cold, take a cold shower the next time you feel the chill creep in.
Harvard Health research shows that certain foods can improve your brain, heart health, blood vessels and overall well-being. These foods are top of the list: leafy greens and fatty fish, tea, coffee, berries, teas, nuts, and a variety of flavored coffees. These foods are all natural and do not contain simple sugars which can slow down our cognitive function by a large percentage.
Check your vitamin and mineral levels if you feel depressed, tired, or anxious. Any of these symptoms can mimic a mental disorder, and can be treated with the right supplements.
The 2017 Handler Report states that insomnia costs an average of $ 3,500 per year to each employee, in addition to lost productivity and healthcare costs. A good night’s rest can save you money in the long-term. Despite all the conveniences we have today, these little changes can help you get better sleep and increase your productivity at work.
It is as simple as learning new concepts in your field to bridge the gap between what you want and who you are. Your productivity can be increased by learning a new technique that you can use at work. You could increase your productivity by evaluating your work performance and identifying the skills that you need to innovate.
High-achieving people know that being mindful of their health and work keeps them at the top. These 13 steps will help you get on your way to unstoppable success.
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