18 Ways to Increase Your Productivity at Work

Feeling overwhelmed by a never-ending to-do list? Do you constantly hear yourself saying, “I just don’t have enough time!”? Do you feel like you’re on a hamster wheel going nowhere fast?

The truth is, it’s not about having more hours in the day, it’s about working smarter, not harder. This guide offers 18 actionable strategies to increase your productivity at work.

Sharpen Your Focus

  1. Declutter Your Space: A cluttered environment leads to a cluttered mind. Tidy up your workspace to eliminate distractions and boost concentration.
  2. Silence the Inner Critic: Negative self-talk is a productivity killer. Replace it with positive affirmations and watch your focus soar.
  3. Set SMART Goals: Vague goals lead to vague results. Make your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
  4. Plan Your Day, Conquer Your Day: Take 5 minutes each evening to plan your next day’s priorities. Review your plan again in the morning for a focused start.
  5. Prioritize, Don’t Procrastinate: Focus on completing the most important tasks first (not just the easiest).
  6. Embrace Automation: Free up your mental energy by automating repetitive tasks.
  7. Monotasking Magic: Multitasking is a myth. Focus on one task at a time for maximum efficiency.
  8. Power Up Your Mornings: Schedule your most demanding tasks for the morning hours when your willpower is strongest and your brain is fresh.

Fuel Your Focus

  1. Stay Hydrated: Dehydration can significantly impair cognitive function. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Did you know that being just mildly dehydrated can lower your work performance by 25-50%?!
  2. Brain Food Buffet:
  • What you eat directly impacts your brain function. Here are some essential brainpower boosters to add to your diet:
    • Omega-3 Powerhouses: Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are brimming with omega-3 fatty acids, crucial for memory and cognitive function.
    • Leafy Green Advantage: Load up on dark leafy greens like kale and spinach, rich in antioxidants and B vitamins that support mental clarity and focus.
    • Berry Good for Your Brain: Berries are packed with antioxidants that protect brain cells and improve communication between them, leading to sharper thinking.
    • Nutty by Nature, Smart by Choice: Almonds, walnuts, and other nuts and seeds are a fantastic source of healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E, all essential for optimal cognitive health.

Here are some delicious recipes to get you started.

Energy for Peak Performance

  1. Identify Your Time Thieves: Recognize the activities and distractions that drain your energy and focus. Minimize these time-wasters to reclaim your productivity.
  2. Silence the Notifications: Turn off phone and email alerts to minimize distractions.
  3. Schedule Social Media Breaks: Limit social media browsing to specific times to avoid getting caught in the scroll.
  4. Delegate and Dominate: Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks that others can do more efficiently.
  5. Celebrate Your Wins: Acknowledge your accomplishments to stay motivated and on track.
  6. Find an Accountability Partner: Enlist a friend or colleague to keep you accountable and motivated.
  7. Learn to Say No: Don’t be afraid to politely decline requests that would overload your schedule.
  8. Brain reboot: This “brain balancer” engages different areas of the brain through a combination of eye movements, humming, and counting.  The eye movements help you access different areas of the brain while the humming engages the right brain and the counting engages the left brain.
9-Gamut Sequence to Reset your Brain

Remember: Consistency is key! Integrate these tips into your daily routine and experience the transformative power of true productivity.

If you’d like to explore further or get personalized guidance, feel free to reach out to me! In the meantime, stay tuned for upcoming blog posts where we’ll delve deeper into energy medicine and integrative health practices.


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