Posted by: Matt | March 11, 2008

25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work

I stumbled across a great list that I wanted to share with my readers. It’s a bit long to keep in mind, but it might be worth printing and putting somewhere near your computer (right next to your power phrase…). I tend to boil it down to three points:

  1. identify and reach for your goals
  2. strive for balance
  3. work in a more humanistic way

The last one probably seems a little odd. All I mean here is that we all need to recognize our unique abilities and limitations as human beings. For example: our brains are not efficient at switching tasks and gaining deep focus. It can take knowledge workers (pretty much anyone reading this blog) anywhere from 15 minutes or longer to regain focus after switching tasks, such as responding to that email just as it arrives. Research also shows that short periods of meditation yield significant and measurable improvements to your mood and concentration.

At any rate, even if you don’t start meditating at work, taking a few minutes to think about how you spend your time at work and how it can be improved will definitely be time well-spent.



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