How to have a more productive day at work
1. I cannot stress enough how important it is to get yourself into a sleep routine!!
Getting your full 8 hours of sleep every night will ensure that you don't go to work looking or feeling like Garfield. At least 8 hours sleep will benefit your productivity, your concentration as well as your mood! No one wants to sit next to the grouchy sleepless person who spent the best part of the night playing games and binge watching Netflix.
2. Nobody likes to be told this but...exercise regularly!
Even a quick trip to the loo will make you feel a lot better and give your legs a stretch! However, if you're sat at a desk all day make sure that you're at least getting in 30 minutes of exercise a day whether that's something as little as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or going for a 30 minute walk in your lunch.
3. Try to eat at least a little bit healthier!
Everyone needs a quick boost of sugar at some point so don't feel guilty about a chocolate bar or packet of crisps every now and again, but if you're feeling pekish either side of your lunch break try eating nuts or berries as they're packed with antioxidants. If you're craving sugar EAT SOME FRUIT! It'll give you a quick natural sugar fix as much as you want that chocolate bar it won't make you feel any better in the long run.
4. Keep yourself hydrated
Sometimes thirst is masked as hunger. If you've recently eaten a snack but are still feeling hungry try drinking a cold glass of water before you head back down to the cafe for another muffin. Taking a few sips every 15 mins or so will help your concentration massively.
5. Prioritise your work load and manage your time
Make a to-do list at either the start or end of the day and get all of the little 2 minute jobs out of the way first so you don't have to worry about them. Also, make sure your desk isn't cluttered with papers and odd notes from the week, it'll only confuse you.
6. Take 2 minutes away from your screen!
Have frequent 2 minute breaks looking away from the screen to reduce the chance of headaches and to refocus. Try physically writing your to-do list so you can look at that instead of thin air. Getting up and walking, even if it's just a trip to the loo more frequently to stretch your legs will help to give your mind a break and refocus too.