If you’re looking for some quick fix way to somehow turn your normal working day into a super day this is unfortunately the wrong place for you. But, if you’re looking to do a bit of preparation beforehand to reap the rewards then keep on reading! We’ll take you through your full day, starting from before that day even begins.
The night before:
1. Check the weather report, this way you’ll know what to expect when you wake up in the morning. It will also assist you with the next step.
2. Plan and set out your outfit for the next day, if you’re looking for some outfit inspiration check this out. (Ladies: here’s some ideas for you http://thefashiontag.com/2014/05/05/7-office-wear-ideas-how-to-not-dress-boring-to-work/) and for the men: https://theidleman.com/manual/advice/complete-guide-office-wear-men/)
3. Pack your meals, by doing this you’ll spend less time deciding what to make or buy and less time making or travelling to buy your food. It will also result in more wholesome meals rather than you choosing whichever option is cheapest and fastest.
4. Go through everything that you need to do. Making a to-do list would be helpful for this step. Include when each task needs to be completed by.
5. Set your alarm and get enough sleep. It’s great that you’re preparing the night before but if you don’t actually wake up on time it’s not going to be much help. Wake up and get ready well before you need to leave, this way you’ll be calm and prepared for your day.
On the Day:
1. Check your to-do list.
2. Prioritise. If you’re most productive in the morning, then make sure you’re tackling the projects that require your most concentration then and leave the menial tasks for when you’re less productive.
3. Mute your phone. It takes an average person 5 minutes to regain their focus once they have been distracted by a text or Facebook message.
4. Track your time. Make sure every minute of your day is accounted for this is the best way to track just how much you’re getting done and how quickly you’re getting it done.
5. Have standing meetings. By sitting down you’re indicating that you have a lot of time to chat. By standing, whoever you’re speaking to will be more likely to get to the point faster.
Additional tips for your day:
– If one of your colleagues approaches you while you’re working, kindly ask them to wait until you have finished writing/reading that sentence. This way when you return to what you were doing you’ll be able to easily pick up where you left off.
– At the end of your day, instead of satisfyingly pressing that shut down button on your computer, rather click on ‘hibernate’ or ‘sleep’ this will decrease the time spent waiting for your computer to start up in the morning.