It doesn’t matter what industry you work for or how much you get paid, developing healthy work habits always contributes to productivity and peace of mind, both at home and on the job.
Sometimes it’s the littlest things that can make all the difference, so for a happier work life, follow these simple tips.
Sounds easy right? But the reality is most of us are guilty of not responding to the odd email or procrastinating on getting back to someone because we didn’t think it important. Ask yourself this though: How does it make you feel to be ignored? Being responsive is equally about respecting the other party. So get replying!
Don’t Present Problems Without Also Presenting A Solution
Big or small, problems exist. It’s what we do with them that counts. If something’s bothering you at work, by all means, point it out, but if you’re not prepared to offer up an alternative, then you’re basically just complaining and complaining isn’t productive. For each problem that arises, challenge yourself to come up with 3 solutions before going to someone. Often it’s the case that the person who seems to always find problems, soon becomes the problem, so stay positive and proactive.
I used to think that the caffeine rush from a strong espresso improved my work output because I felt busy. It turns out that busy doesn’t mean productive and often I was achieving nothing quickly. It sounds counterproductive, but slow down, we live in a world where some of us are checking our work emails before we’ve even got out of bed, and we are always chasing time. It’s easier to put care into things that are done slowly and therefore gain greater enjoyment from the task.
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