How to get the most out of your workday
In addition to achieving the Flow State, there are other ways to get even more out of your workday and boost your productivity, such as:
Plan your day the night before
Spend just a few minutes laying out your clothes and planning your day. It will make you feel much more prepared in the morning! You might also want to set aside time for leisure activities; things like cooking something nice for dinner or reading a book can be great ways of unwinding after work.
Eat breakfast to help you stay focused and energised
A healthy breakfast will help you stay focused and energised. Try a protein shake, eggs with whole-wheat toast, or fruit smoothies to start your day off right!
Take a break in the middle of working on something complex or long-term
Take a few moments to stretch, take some deep breaths or just relax. It may not seem like much at the time, but it will help you feel better and more refreshed when you get back to your work!
Be efficient – use shortcuts, automate tasks and set timers for breaks
- Use shortcuts in your word processor or a to-do list app for jobs that you repeat often
- Automate repetitive tasks, like checking and responding to emails. It will help you focus on the more creative parts of your job!
- Some people find the Pomodoro Technique, developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, helpful. The Pomodoro Technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.
Set deadlines for yourself so that you don’t procrastinate too much
If you have a project that’s due in two weeks, for example, set the deadline on your calendar right now. If necessary, break down big projects into smaller steps to be more achievable and time sensitive. Remember: small tasks can still feel daunting at first!
Make sure to take care of your health as well by exercising regularly and getting enough sleep every night
Exercise releases endorphins, which makes you feel good and can help with stress management. Here at The Business Centre (Cardiff), we have a modern onsite gym available 24/7 for all our serviced office users because we know what a difference working out in your workday can make!
Plus, getting enough sleep will keep your immune system strong, make it easier to focus on work tasks during the day.
Create a dedicated workspace
Creating a separate workspace, whether it’s a home office or tucked away in your bedroom, will help you be so much more productive. By getting out of the kitchen and living room, it will help you avoid distractions like kids, pets and the TV so that you can focus on getting things done! If there’s nowhere for you to work productively at home, maybe it’s time to consider a workspace away from home.
Do you have any top tips for getting the most out of your workdays? We’d love to know if you think there’s anything you think should be added to our list!
Here at The Business Centre (Cardiff), we are based just 10 minutes from Cardiff Bay, Dinas Powys and Penarth. Our modern facility comes fully equipped with a range of amenities, including super speedy broadband, breakout areas, a friendly reception team and free access to our modern gym. Plus, the best cafe in Barry, Mel’s Cafe, is onsite! Whether you’re a freelancer looking for co-working spaces in Barry or a business looking for serviced offices with everything included, our packages can be perfectly tailored to suit your needs. Why not get in touch with our team to find out how our business packages could support you?