15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

From inc.com:

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.

Feeling the office blues?

It’s okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.

Because of the long hours and often tedious tasks, employees feel tired and burned out from work so cultivating a set of healthy habits that will revitalize your body and stimulate your mind is paramount for workplace success.

Start developing these very simple habits every day, and you’ll be living a future full of empowerment and contentment no matter how stressful your work becomes:

Tip #1: Don’t Snooze

Don’t set your alarm clock to triple snoozes.

This disrupts your REM sleep and confuses your body creating a destructive and draining habit.

Instead, go to bed at an appropriate time. Understand the importance of sleep for performance and give your body ample time to rest.

You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

Tip #2: Dress for Success

If you feel good about the way you look, you feel empowered and ready to take on the day’s big challenges.

Before you go to bed at night, pick out that tie and collared shirt or dress. Take time in the morning to shave or do your hair.

Do the things that will make you feel confident, and that will translate into your confidence and affect at work.

Research has shown that people who regularly dress well and take care of their appearance tend to earn more than their peers.

Tip #3: Eat Breakfast

Want to know why you’re angry and unalert at work?

Maybe it is because you are running on nothing but a donut, and a triple bypass frappe mochaccino.

The nutrition you intake plays a huge factor in your productivity. I start every morning with a healthy breakfast full of natural fats (think avocados, whole eggs, and coconut oil) a green smoothie, and one cup of coffee.

The fats are fantastic for your brain’s performance and overall wellbeing, the green smoothie will give you a burst of consistent energy and help to get nutrients into your body quickly.

Why the coffee? It’s delicious, packed with antioxidants, and will give you the “pick me up” that you need to make it to work with a smile.

Tip #4: Don’t Compare

Researchers have found that when employees begin talking about their salaries and compare notes, they become increasingly discontent in the workplace.

Focus on yourself. What other people are doing is none of your business, your only concern should be with your own performance.

If you want a raise, then deserve it and ask for it, but do not fall into the sinkhole of comparing yourself to other people.

Tip #5: Go For A Walk

If you want to boost productivity, then get out of your chair every now and then.

Even if you have a standing desk (which is an excellent health benefit to your body), you still need to leave your work station area and take a walk.

Give yourself a break from the computer monitor or whatever you’re doing and get the blood flowing so when you return to your desk, you’ll have a fresher perspective on your work…

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