Here at GrantWatch, we believe that productivity can always be improved. So, this week for #WednesdayWisdom, we have three tips for increasing your middle-of-the-week productivity.
- Create a to-do list as soon as you get into work, separating quick tasks from lengthier ones. This helps you prioritize the tasks and declutter the brain before you begin to tackle your work. Getting easier/smaller tasks finished early in the day may increase motivation to completing more mentally-tasking assignments throughout the day.
- Organize each task into specific time slots: assign yourself slots of time for each task. It’s easy to fall into that middle-of-the-week slump when it comes to your workload; make it easier to accomplish individual tasks by assigning yourself a realistic, but specific, amount of time to finish your assignment. Bonus points if you manage to get tasks accomplished early!
- Take a five-minute walk break when you find yourself unable to focus. Sometimes, when focus slips, the best thing to do is physically get up (if your type of work allows for it) and just walk around (inside or outside the office) to get your brain working again.
About the Author: Lianne Hikind is a staff writer for MWBEzone.