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Contractualization is one of the many ways companies hire people. Whether their employees are working contractual or not, these people are going to struggle with being able to produce work. Sure there are going to be days that they’ll be performing at top levels, but that’s not always the case. If they do that, they’ll burn out easily.
If you’re one of those people who have productive days and lazy days, luckily, there are some things you can do to up your productivity without burning out too much. Here are some ways to help boost your productivity.
1. Take breaks. Breaks help you refresh your mind. Sleep for ten minutes, walk around, have a cup of coffee, anything to take your mind away from what you’re doing.
2. Work in short bursts. If you’re familiar with the Pomodoro technique, do it. Working in short periods of time can help you perform on top of your game more than actually focusing for hours. That will definitely tire you out faster.
3. No distractions. But music might help. Listen to music while working for some background noise. Depends on you what genre helps you focus more. Doesn’t have to be metal, doesn’t have to be classical. However, you should keep away from your phone or going to websites that don’t actually have anything to do with what you’re supposed to be doing.
4. Just do it. One of the most difficult things about starting your workday is actually starting. Once you’re in the zone, you’ll be in it for as long as you need to be and you’ll get done what you need to get done.
5. Morning or afternoon? Some people work better in the morning, and some people work better in the afternoon. Find out when you’re most productive and work in that time frame
6. Write it down. Keeping a pen and notebook close while you’re working can be a big help when it comes to suddenly remembering what else you need to do. When you remember something for later, your mind keeps on reminding you about it over and over again to make sure you’ll remember it for when you actually get to it, making you distracted. If you write it down, that’ll be the end of it, and you’ll be able to get to whatever it is you wrote down later.
7. Sleep. Well, not on your desk, but get the right amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep can lower your productivity and can make you sluggish.
8. Getting some exercise makes you healthy and releases some much-needed happy hormones to circulate in your system. Not only are you helping yourself keep fit, it also helps you boost your productivity. Park in the farthest corner of the parking lot in your office and walk, or go out for lunch and walk to your favorite lunch spot. Anything to get your blood circulating.
This advice might not work for everybody, but it’s worth a try, especially when it’s getting more and more difficult to focus at work. Good luck!
Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, animals (mostly creepy crawlies), DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks. See: Reggae Shark