Regardless of whether you like your job or not, an absence of energy and productivity is something that everybody experiences every now and then. Running a business can be overwhelming and it isn’t unusual to wake up one morning after another tired and wondering if you have the energy to carry on. Psychologists call this burnout and it can occur to you whether you are in an office or working from home. However, there are things you can do to stop and cure it and get your productivity back to peak levels in no time.
Take care of your diet
There’s no doubt that a quality diet can boost energy, so start your day with lemon water to boost your metabolism and a protein-based breakfast to fuel you up. Make sure you do not skip meals and all the time eat fruit, nuts and plenty of water if you have sugar cravings. Focus on real foods – avoid anything processed and switch to cold-pressed veggies and fruits – there are tons of smoothies you can make in a minute will provide you with energy for the entire day.
Let sleep be your recovery
There’s no medication like a good night’s sleep, so do not take this for granted. Working too much and having many responsibilities can bother the quality of your sleep, but there are things you can do to help yourself and improve your sleep. Eat light at night, disconnect from your gadgets, go to bed early – and let sleep accompany you through the night.
Engage in physical activity
Deskercise (exercise while in the office), workleisure (work-friendly clothing inspired by comfy fitness wear), and lots of other trends are here for a reason – to show the importance of daily physical activity. If you want to maximise your results and increase your energy significantly, do not hesitate to invest in good equipment.
Clean up your workspace
Chaos is usually thought of as a good thing for creatives, but the fact is that it is not universally applicable to everybody. Once you clear out your desk and organize everything, you will save valuable time and mental resources, which you can use for important tasks. It’s easier to focus when there is no clutter to distract you, so be sure you clean up your workspace.
If your productivity is low because you lost your goal from view, the best way to visualise it again is to write down. Just make a list of all the things you want to attain and your reasons for working on them. When finished, prioritize. Psychologists suggest that you should all the time complete the toughest tasks first because that will ease your worries and provide you with a confidence boost right from the start.
Take a positive challenge
Challenging yourself to think only positively for seven days sounds easy, right? Well, it isn’t really about positive thinking per se – it is about you learning to see the bright side of things. On days you are feeling an absence of confidence, energy, and productivity, try not to overwhelm yourself with negative thoughts. Create a habit to all the time choose a helpful and positive reactions to numerous situations and you’ll see changes in your life in no time.
Pay attention to who you compare yourself to
It’s fine to look up to successful people, but do not fall into the trap of starting to compare yourself to them. Yes, there will all the time be many people who achieve more than you do, but being miserable about it will only destroy your self-esteem. Instead, focus on your results – review your achievements so you can learn from your mistakes and achieve even more in the future.
Limit your time for making decisions
The longer you wait to make a decision, the more energy it takes, not to mention how overthinking can mislead you into making the wrong decision. The best way to deal with this is to set a brief time limit for decision making. Do this for even the smallest things, like doing laundry, and you will see your productivity increase in no time.
Allow yourself to make mistakes
To err is human and failure can be an awesome opportunity to learn and make progress. However, not many people understand this, so the fear of failure paralyzes them and stops their progress. However, mistakes will teach you to accept yourself as you are and help you clarify what it’s you actually want. Once you stop being afraid and accept your flaws and failures, your self-confidence will increase and you’ll become invincible.
As you can see, giving yourself energy and increased productivity is easy – all you need to do is make a few jolts in your daily habits. So go ahead, try a few of these and make the most of your day!