We are always conscious about starting the day off on the right foot so that we can maximise our productivity and efficiency. But did you know that what you do the night before can also have a huge impact on the following day? Thus, before you get those full eight hours of sleep, try out these tips from the successful people and stick to them and see how they gradually affect your personal and professional life for the better! Without further ado, let’s go straight to the point!
1. Organise your desk and desktop
First thing you should do is to organise your desk and desktop. Projects take much longer to complete when you’re not organised and things get cluttered all over the desk and your desktop! So, put things in their proper places and clearing up the clutter. When you have a clean table before you leave at the end of a workday, you’ll be greeted with an orderly and systematised set-up on the following day, which will put you in the right mood to begin working. Aside from desk, make sure you spend some time to organise your desktop as this will enables you to quickly find important documents when you need them!
2. Know when to switch off!
In this era of advanced technology, it has made it easy for work to spill into your personal time. So you reply to one more email, complete your report and it become extremely hard to stop working. Relationships tend to be neglected, personal activities are put off and you drift apart from your family and friends, creating stress that affects your productivity at work. Hence, one must learn to spend quality time with loved ones. When your personal relationships are strong, you can work better and accomplish more. Organisational psychologist Michael Woodward also recommends by explicitly telling your colleagues when you’ll be available and then sticking to those guidelines is extremely crucial!
3. Reflect your day and review what you’ve achieved
Yes, self reflect is extremely important. By looking back on tasks you’ve done for the day can constantly remind yourself on things you’re working towards and what goals you need to achieve! Most important is it gives you a sense of accomplishment and this will boost your overall level of happiness and keep you motivated!
4. Make your to do list for the next day
Making a to-do list for the next day to identify your primary objectives is extremely important. It only takes you a few minutes to keep yourself organised and prepared to face tomorrow with a well laid out plan. This can also ensure you can start the next day right away. Apart from these, by knowing what you will do the next day, you will free your mind of thoughts of work, allowing you to have a great night sleep. You can either plan out your day by compose your to-do list on your planner or digital device.
5. Indulge yourself in a relaxing activity you enjoy
After a whole day of working, it’s time to indulge yourself in your favourite activities. Whether you love watching youtube videos, reading, or jogging, just do it as they will unwind and clears up your mind. This will also helps you to forge your ideas and enhance your creativity. In short, downtime for the mind is a necessary component for maximum productivity that drives success.
6. Catch plenty of sleep
Sleep is the most crucial part of one’s daily routine. Successful people recognised this truth and get at least six hours of sleep at night. One’s physical and mental health is at stake when adequate sleep is missed. That’s why successful people turn in for the night. They know that sleep reduces the risks for illnesses, improves memory, spurs creativity and sharpens attention. Thus, make sure you have a good night sleep to have a fresher mind the next day!
7. They cultivate a mindset of gratitude
Show appreciations to your colleagues is extremely important. Not only it creates positive vibes in the working environment, it also creates more success and happiness. Successful people realise that they owe their achievements to other people. Hence, they do not have a sense of entitlement and are grateful for the people and opportunities that surround them.
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