Whether due to interruption by a co-worker, technical problems with your computer, inability to focus, or just plain old procrastination, obstacles to your productivity come in many forms. As such, there’s no one easy fix all of them. However, when you find yourself stuck in an unproductive rut, try one of these suggestions to shake things up. Sometimes, merely doing something you don’t normally do is sufficient to motivate you to tackle challenges.
- Take a nap – While it may seem counter-intuitive, a brief nap is a great way to disengage from what you’re working on, give your brain a rest, and refresh your mindset. The trick is correctly timing your nap. Research has shown that a quick catnap (no longer than 15 to 20 minutes) improves your cognitive abilities, but only if taken between 1pm and 3pm.
- Look at something cute – Speaking of cats, a study conducted by Hiroshima University in Japan revealed that participants who viewed pleasant or cute images for only a few minutes increased their performance in concentration-related tasks by a whopping 44 percent. Okay, so maybe it’s not hard science just yet, but it can’t hurt, right?
- Banish IT problems for good – If you find your productivity compromised by a computer that won’t cooperate or technical glitches that seem to pop up at the most inopportune times, don’t lose countless hours troubleshooting it yourself. And don’t spend another dime (and more hours waiting) on the break/fix guy to repair it again. Consult with a managed services provider (MSP) that takes a proactive approach to IT maintenance and strategy instead of waiting for something to go wrong before doing anything.
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