3. Learn To Prioritize Your Projects
We all procrastinate, to a certain extent, and we all had to deal with projects we hated at least once. If this is your case as well, then you have certainly postponed some of your projects at least once, only to realize that the deadline is getting closer and closer and that you simply have too many tasks to deal with at the same time. This is why it is important to prioritize your projects and to define which ones are truly important and demand your immediate attention.
In order for this to happen, you must firstly become familiar with the strategic priorities of your company as well as with your professional skills and strong points. When you start arranging and organizing your projects based on their importance, you will become more productive, less stressed and with more time at your disposal, at the end of the day.
4. Find Your Office Sweet Spot
Unless you work in a small cubicle, the chances are that there is a “sweet spot” in your office where you find yourself most productive. This can be in one of the corners, away from the looks of your co-workers, or by the window. After finding your office sweet spot, you will feel less depleted and more energetic, by the time the office closes – also, do not neglect the importance of having comfortable, relaxing furniture along with an ergonomic chair!
5. Stick To A Flexible Daily Schedule
There is nothing more stressful or more demanding than a fixed schedule, where everything is organized and anticipated to the last minute. Rigid work schedules can cause you to experience a tremendous amount of stress, this is why you should make your daily work schedule as flexible as possible – try to avoid being too harsh with yourself and with your office-bound counterparts. Remember that you do not carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, and tomorrow is a brand new day, too. Unless you have to meet several important deadlines, remember that you (and your health, for that matter) always come first: before your projects, before your job, and most certainly before your boss.