Sometimes, it is all too easy to get distracted at work while the dreaded deadline creeps ever closer. With mobile phone games, social media, and other temptations close at hand, it has become a real struggle for most people to be productive at work. Simply showing up for work is not enough, so the following are a few tips to help you stay productive at work this summer.
Get Quality Sleep
Late nights often have a negative effect on how energetic you feel and how much you get done at work the next day. Making sure to give your brain time to wind down and relax every day will help you fall asleep more easily and deeply so that when you wake up you will feel sufficiently rested and able to take on the tasks you are given.
Turn Off Your Notifications
During work hours, it is good practice to stay off of your phone and focus on your tasks. This can be hard to do when a notification goes off every few minutes, probably also distracting other people in offices or coworking spaces with you. Eventually, curiosity will get the best of you and you will check your phone — up to a few times an hour for 50% of smartphone owners in the US. Logging out of your social media accounts will also reduce distractions for you, as it won’t be instant to get into your account and start scrolling or responding.
Keep a Tidy Desk
While this may come automatically for those using coworking spaces with services like cleanup offered, you should make it a habit to clear your workspace after work. Starting each day on a clean, organized desk is bound to boost your productivity as everything you need will be within reach for you while everything else is out of the way. You can make use of drawers, magazine files, and other storage solutions to make sure your desk is neat and tidy.
Working remotely is fast becoming the order of the day for most people. Up to 60% of remote workers surveyed said that they would leave their current job for a full-time remote position at the same pay rate if they could. With coworking spaces becoming popular faster than ever, it is good to make sure you know what to do when you need to boost your productivity, especially when working remotely.