5 Ways To Power Up Your Work Day
- Start by preparing the night before: If you have to be at work at 7:00 a.m., getting enough sleep can be a game changer in getting off to a good start. Prepare your clothes and food for next day, the night before. By preparing the night before you are putting yourself in a position to arrive to work on time and be prepared for a successful day.
- Start your day with a positive affirmation: Your manager may not give you positive reinforcement for doing good work. In the eyes of your boss, he or she may feel that is what you were hired to do, your pay check is your reward, “not a special thanks from me”. Positive thoughts generate positive feelings. An example of a positive affirmation could be: “What others think of me is their choice, what I think of myself is my choice” or “I choose happiness, success and abundance in my life”.
- Exercising: Find a way to get a power walk or some form of exercise to stay energetic, focused and productive. A short routine exercise on a regular basis, 20-30 minute of exercise becomes a life style when it is consistent.
- Stay away from the negative: There are many people who like to talk about what the company is not doing right. Instead, focus on doing the work that you were hired to do. If you are unhappy with your position, develop an exit strategy, a plan to work on moving to another job or position.
- Managing Your Time: Helps you to stay organize and complete projects. Begin to look at your pattern, and see what takes a lot of your time away. Is it the gossipy co-worker who is forever complaining. Catching up on social media (can easily steal 2 hours of your time during the day), the small talk water cooler or copier machine conversations. “What happens to the day? It went so fast” is often a phrase you hear too often. Since you average work day is 8-10 hours a day. Using effective time management techniques can make a difference between being productive and falling behind.