Do you ever get frustrated with your efficiency at work? It’s okay – it happens! We all get in a rut sometimes. Everyone wants to become more effective at work and accomplish career goals.
That’s where we come in.
In our philosophy, there are two main ways that you can optimize yourself.
First, you should always optimize your personal wellbeing. Next, you should optimize your workplace effectiveness.
Let’s examine which simple actions we should take to enhance our personal wellbeing and effectiveness at work. You’ll be surprised at how simple most of these steps are!
Optimizing Yourself: Personal Wellbeing
You’ve probably heard how your body is like a machine. Our bones, muscles, and mind work together to create a living engine that is capable of a beautiful range of motion and possibilities. And just like it’s important to keep a machine running smoothly with oil and maintenance – it’s important to treat your body well and take good care of it.
Taking care of yourself directly affects your performance at work. We’ve all had a long night and suffered the next day at work. Many of us have also faced dietary and lifestyle issues that affect our output on top of this. Let’s look at the top ways you can be your best self and increase your effectiveness:
- Eat Healthily: We know, it may seem like obvious advice. But many people overlook this more than they would like to admit. It doesn’t matter which type of diet you choose. You’ll notice that no matter whether you’re following a meat-driven or a vegan-driven diet, every diet promotes eating big amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables while forgoing processed foods.
- Exercise: Not only can exercise reduce your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and various types of cancer – it can also lengthen your lifespan. Exercise also improves your cognitive function in areas such as memory, cognitive flexibility, and information processing. Basically, you’re making your brain faster and stronger. Perfect for giving you an edge at work and in life in general.
- Rest: This is so important in our sleep-drained western culture. Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep is a must for maintaining optimal cognitive function. Studies across the world consistently find links between sleep deprivation and mental failure. Get your beauty sleep and everything else will seem to fall into place.
Optimizing Your Workplace Effectiveness
There are many theories for optimizing efficiency for work and life in general. Here are our tips – the best of the best information without any fluff. We’re giving you the top three to save you time and unnecessary effort.
- Cut the Fluff: Don’t overload yourself with a massive task list that’s probably not going to get done. Select 3 to 5 important items that you WILL accomplish that day. If you complete these, you can get done lesser tasks. This approach keeps you productive and focusing on the significant stuff that needs to be completed.
- Routine: Successful CEOs all have a work routine to fit in everything that needs to be done. Procedures help people stay organized and on track through the course of the day. Many professionals schedule their time in blocks to allow for full concentration during uninterrupted intervals.
- Invest in Yourself: Did you know that top CEOs have been known to spend up to $500,000 a year on their self-improvement and learning? Never stop honing your knowledge, skills, and expertise. This can prepare you for the next steps in your career; be it moving to a new firm or landing a promotion. Take a free SHL practice test to prepare yourself for psychometric tests that are becoming more and more popular with employers.
Remember – you can increase your overall work efficiency with three overall tactics: Take care of your personal wellbeing to ensure that your machine is well taken care of and running smoothly. It’s amazing how much you can increase your performance just by taking care of yourself.
Next, optimize your time at work by focusing on what’s most important and creating a routine that delegates specific periods of time for getting work done.
Finally – invest in yourself by constantly learning and giving yourself an edge over the competition. Thank you for reading and we hope this helps you in and outside of the job!