In an average 9-5 job, the average number of hours an employed person spends is 8 hours in 5 days of a working week. This accumulates to total 40 hours. And a major share of these hours is dedicated to desk work (obviously if you are not into a field job). This is way too much for a human body and mind as they are not designed to function in this manner. With latest numbers showing a drastic change in the productivity level of employees, there is huge risk of losing efficient workforce very soon.
The sole reason to this threat is the monotony. A routine 8 hours cycle can be very monotonous for any employee, I am sure if you’re one of them, you can simply relate to this. But do you know there is a great scope to add productivity to the above standard schedule, yes, now with simple tricks you can add increase your productivity and infuse the energy back into your working. And mind you these tricks have nothing to do with education or learning or enhancing your work skills.
You read that right! And now have all the reasons to be excited!
We’re equally excited with the fact and without delaying it further, let’s directly jump on to the tricks!
The 8 Effective Tricks To Increase Productivity
Trick 1 – Go with Green!
Staring a green color makes you more creative. Now please don’t take this as a substitution to your academics, but the logic behind this theory is amazing. In here the theory believes that staring at green color add creative vibes to thought process because of the nature-tone green.
Like nature brings harmony, green color associated with nature brings in harmony in thoughts and make them more creative and calmer to perform a better idea production. Like WOW. All my eye facing walls are getting painted green very soon. How about you?
Trick 2 – Put real plants around
They help with productivity. Adding real plants around brings nature to you in a mini garden form – plants. With fresh nature, your senses go calmer and relax automatically as they sense a close proximity with nature.
There are a lot of options available when it comes to office desk plants. One can buy them from local nursery or even through leading eCommerce platforms. Best part is this trick to enhance productivity comes really affordable. This even adds a break for mind to make the employees happier.
Trick 3 – Keep your dear ones close
Pictures of dear ones can help you ease stress and reduce negative thoughts. This one of the most effective trick, keeping your dear ones photographs around help you feel complete personally and motivated to perform professionally. Most of us work for the well-being and to earn a good living for your family, so what better than keeping them in front of eyes and staying motivated to please them and comfort them with your productive efforts and success that follows it.
Trick 4 – Monitor/laptop screen should be eye level
Best way to prevent physical disorders caused due to sitting for long. All those eyes stuck on the computer screen for 7-8 hours can be the biggest tiring factor as well as a killer to productivity. Minding posture and laptop/desktop screen angle + display, can multiply the productivity to many folds.
Don’t hold on to position for too long on the laptop, it can not only promote physical disorders, but can reduce concentration and efficiency.
Trick 5 – Body Posture Alert 1
Hands, wrists & forearms should be straight and parallel to the floor. This is the least cared of element that is actually killing your productivity level. Knowingly or unknowingly. Postures can actually work on the energy of the body and mind that is quintessential for productivity levels.
Trick 6 – Body Posture Alert 2
An alternative desk chair or standing desk can be of rescue from sitting ailments. Keeping alternatives to your resting chair can aid lot of efficiency. Take breaks not only with refreshments, but your postures as well. With mind, body also needs equal refreshment to add on to your productivity.
So make sure you give it equal importance and value its role in your productivity.
Trick 7 – Body Posture Alert 3
Feet fully supported and flat on the floor. While sitting for long, usually feet become the least active part. And thus giving a proper support and at rest on ground aids blood flow and calmness. This adds to the relaxation of mind and body and at the end giving in extra efficiency to work well.
Trick 8 – Music is the food for the soul
It can lift your mood and can give you a relaxed focus. This is a universal trick to any issue. Music is definitely for soul. It has no language, but the power of sound is worthy enough to pass on an equivalent affect on every mind & soul. Adding your favorite songs to the playlist can completely refresh and energize your mind to perform better than it usually does.
What else we need, our favorite songs and good work. Perfect combination.
To Wrap It Up
In today’s competitive world the need to be extremely productive is crucial. To gain a competitive edge we all need to give in more to our work, rather than just justifying our cost. With less efforts and basic changes in setting up your work desk you can increase productivity very easily.
Now quickly run your eyes through the work desk and add the needful and feasible changes to increase your productivity easily and cost-effectively. What’s the wait, try them now and share the effects that you witnessed with these simple yet effective tricks.