Symposium Palutha 2017

Surviving Long Day at Work

No matter how much you love your job or the effort you put into it, there are times you may feel awkwardly exhausted and less interested. When you are tired for instance, you may not feel cheery, and working can be tough. However, there are scientifically proven ways to help you get through your day and be productive.

Get Started

The biggest hurdle to being productive and best trick of kick starting your day is by starting off. Before embarking on your day’s project, your brain may try to stimulate productive work by paying attention to small tasks that don’t really matter. Consequently, that may end up preventing you from getting any work done. Once you put your mind to just starting off, you are able to naturally feel compelled to complete what you started. Therefore, the key to surviving your work day is to simply start, but in a good mood.

Take Breaks between Work

After working for a continuous 90 minutes without leaving your desk, scientifically you begin to rely on the stress hormones to draw energy. What happens is that the mind begins to shut down, making you not think clearly, a state known as fight or flight. Satisfy your human need by taking rhythmic pulses between work to renew your energy.

Find your Optimal Noise Level

High noise levels reduce the ability to think creatively and process details. Try soothing background music to help you reduce stress and concentrate better. If your work needs high concentration, you need a quiet environment.

Eliminate Bad Habits

For most working people, bad habits include checking social media every few minutes, scrolling the phone, or reading through emails all the time, keeping them away from setting and meeting the day’s agendas. The best way to eliminate negative patterns is by embracing new and less destructive ones such as setting a time limit to complete a task. When you adopt a particular pattern, you create a neurological pathway that can be difficult to destroy. With willpower, you can change a negative neural pathway to ensure you survive your days at work in a more productive way.

Handle your Stress Factors

Get some privacy in your office or conference room and figure out your stress factors. Write the factors down, determining what your worry is, why it worries you, and the worst that could come out of it. Confronting your worst scenarios in such a way allows you to handle your work less stressed.

Whether you have been away on vacation or are going back to work after a long weekend, you can get through your work day successfully only when you put your mind to it.