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Six Ways to Be More Productive

In order to succeed and achieve our goals, we must make the most of the time we have. Get more out of your day with the help of these six tips:

Exercise Regularly: Research shows that people have an easier time focusing and staying motivated if they worked out earlier that day. Push yourself to exercise a minimum of three days a week for at least forty minutes to benefit both your health and professional performance!

The Power of Music: A recent studies suggest that listening to music while working helps people accomplish their tasks more quickly. Music has also shown to help people generate more inventive, effective ideas. In a bad mood? Some tunes will help shift your day in the right direction! The type of music you choose will depend on your personal preference. Some people prefer rock or hip hop, while many people find instrumental music helps them focus.

Take Breaks: Give your mind a refresh by taking planned breaks throughout your day. While you may think you should push forward for hours at a time nonstop, recent evidence suggests that you will perform better if you give your mind quick, intentional breaks. Walking has shown to be a great way to stimulate your mind and promote more creative thinking while also improving your physical health.

You Need Sleep: Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Lack of sleep has shown to affect memory, motivation, concentration, and decision-making. Had a long day? Brief midday naps have also shown to benefit your overall functionality.  

Expose Yourself to Nature: Studies suggest that plant life has a positive impact on productivity in professional environments. Keep plants in your workspace to reduce stress and add fresh air. Take walks, eat lunch at a local park, and stop and smell the roses, literally.

Reduce Distractions: Multi-tasking has shown to have a negative effect on productivity. Instead of task-switching, focus on one task at a time. Limit your social media time to your planned work breaks as much as possible. If you work in a talkative work environment, turn on your favorite music and use headphones to help you focus.

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