Do you want to be more productive at work? Of course you do. When your productivity increases, you get more done, feel less stressed and impress your boss and clients. Take advantage of these after-work activities and watch your productivity during business hours increase.
Make Time for Exercise
After a long and stressful day, exercise is just what the doctor ordered. Just 30 minutes of activity is proven to reduce stress, clear your head and help you feel your best physically.
It doesn’t matter if you walk the dog, kick box in your home gym or take an aerobics class. As long as you’re exercising every day after work, you feel more energized and less stressed, two traits you need for workday productivity.
Focus on You
All work and no play makes you cranky, miserable and unmotivated. If you want to feel more positive and energized at work, take time for yourself when you’re at home.
Go out for coffee with a friend, read a good book or play football with your buddies. Life is too short to spend your after work hours thinking about estimating companies or focusing on the next day’s to-do list. Take time for you and watch your work productivity increase.
Enjoy a Healthy Dinner
You can’t perform your best at work if you’re running on bad fuel. Eating a healthy dinner is a great way to nourish your body with the nutrition it needs to perform at its best both physically and mentally. A healthy dinner also motivates you to make wise choices in other areas of life, including time management, sleep and work-life balance.
That’s why you should end your day with a balanced meal. Load your plate with whole grains, vegetables and fruit. With a full stomach, you’re more likely to sleep all night. When you wake up in the morning, you’re ready to eat a balanced breakfast and get on with your productive workday.
Get Enough Rest
Do you want to be alert all day and ready for work? You can’t nap at your desk, so go to bed at night!
That’s easier said than done, especially when you work in a stressful office, handle significant amounts of responsibility or struggle with insomnia. Make bedtime easier when you turn off all your electronics, take a warm bath or do light yoga at night. With a peaceful bedroom routine, a regular bedtime and a quiet night’s sleep, you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle your day.
Before you discount the connection between your free time and your workday, implement at least one of these tips. You’ll find yourself in a more positive and productive frame of mind at work as you enjoy your free time after it!