There are certain factors that may negatively affect an individual’s personal performance. Listed below are 5 tips that will make you more productive and efficient in all aspects of your life.
Know Your Limits
Knowing your limitations will help determine your workload. This would involve a keen awareness of your abilities, circumstances and stamina. There is an ancient proverb “better a live dog than a dead lion.” There may be aspects of your life, or certain tasks that you can reasonably delegate to others.
Keep Things Properly Organized
Disorganization can be a source of needless anxiety and frustration. You want to keep your office space and desk free of unnecessary clutter. This would also apply to any paperwork. Even if you hire out your bookkeeping, your organization skills can reduce the billable hours of your accountant/bookkeeper.
Get Plenty of Exercise
It is proven that exercise reduces stress and anxiety. Regular exercise can help keep you healthy, which will make more efficient and productive.
Get Sufficient Rest
Not getting enough sleep can impair your concentration and make even simple task a challenge. Sleep deprivation can even be dangerous, if driving or operating heavy machinery. 8 hours is generally considered the recommendation for sleep. But some can function on less and others need a bit more. Know the minimum amount of sleep you need to be productive, and make sure you get it. Once you start to accumulate a sleep debt, it is hard to pay off. If feasible, a 15-30 minute power nap can also be advantageous.
Eat a Light Lunch
Large meals can make you lethargic. If you do get hungry throughout the day, you may choose to eat light snacks as your schedule allows.
These following five tips will go along way in increasing productivity and reducing your stress.