Boost Productivity by sticking to the 9 to 5
In the modern world, people wear overworking habits like a badge of honour.
However, this does not make you a good employee. Various research shows that a happy employee is an efficient employee, and those who have a suitable work-life balance are 29% more productive. Overworking will blur the lines between your personal life and work life, in turn negatively affecting your performance.
The best way to stay productive is to make the most of the time you have at work, by drawing a line between personal time and work time. Here is a brief guide to boosting productivity.
9 to 5 means 9 to 5
The most important way to keep a good line between work and personal life is to ensure you have a disciplined schedule and a firm cut-off point for when it is no longer acceptable to continue working.
How to Transition from Work to Play
Switching off after a busy day at work is easier said than done, so make sure that you have some tried and tested activities in place to do once you clock out, in order to ease your brain into a post-work mode. You could try reading a book, or better yet, playing some online games to ease your mind.
Maintaining a Healthy Work-Life Balance
The internet giant Google has invested serious resources into establishing a work-life balance for their employees and has found that the happiest and most useful workers are the ones that can maintain that balance effortlessly. It usually takes a few weeks to be able to get into the habit of forgetting about work once your paid hours are over, so commitment and plenty of tried and tested activities are the ultimate way to go.
With hard work and exhaustion acquiring a position as a kind of status symbol, it’s more important than ever to remember that your real life is more important and that you should work to live, rather than living to work.