Struggling with productivity? Here are six easy ways to boost your output at work

We’ve all been there. Sitting at our desks wondering how we’re going to get through all our work with the little-to-no motivation or energy that we have. How did doing our job become so hard? Well, it doesn’t have to be! You can increase your productivity in the office – it isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

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Create a workplace that’s well equipped for the future

Over the past 10 years or so, we have seen remarkable changes, advances and progression in the workplace, and while it’s easy to think that we’re hitting the mark, there are still many ways we can improve and evolve.

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What’s the difference between good stress and bad stress?

The word ‘stress’ has such a negative connotation and we do everything we can to avoid it – meditate, exercise, sleep – but very few people realise that we actually need a certain amount of stress to perform in our day-to-day life. Essentially, it’s what drives and motivates us to do what we need to do. It’s not about ridding of stress, but about identifying the difference between ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’ stress.

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Actually, no – you don’t have to be a ‘morning person’

Here’s how to tune into your body, and be productive at the best time for you.

Early bird or night owl? It’s the age-old question, with the common perception that early birds, or morning people, are more productive and therefore more successful. But contrary to popular belief, not all high performers wake with the sun.

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Why you should manage your energy, not your time

There’s an interesting concept among business coaches that instead of organizing your to-do list based on how urgent a task is or how much time you have, we should manage energy levels. This, allegedly, is the key to transforming yourself into a totally efficient, productive, stress-free, and successful superhuman.

Vanessa Bennett, productivity coach and CEO of Next Evolution Performance first introduced us to the energy>time concept, justifying it this way: “Time is finite whereas most people can increase their energy significantly through a range of different factors like good sleep, exercise, and nourishing food.” It makes sense, right? At some points during the day you feel supercharged and productive, whereas there are certainly times you typically feel the opposite.

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