Springtime is a season of change—warmer weather, outdoor activities and some much-needed vitamin D. But at Bryan University, training is still in session and, even though it’s important to go out and get some fresh air, there are easy ways you can continue to stay productive and prepare for all the changes that may come with summer.
Here are five life hacks to give your productivity a boost and prepare you to accomplish your goals this spring:
1. Spring Out of Bed and Jump Start Your Day
Are early risers really more productive than night-owls? People can argue both sides.
Some studies suggest that people who wake early are “better at making decisions, planning and setting goals.”1 It’s possible that one reason for being able to stay focused may be because there are fewer distractions and interruptions early in the morning.
Even if you consider yourself a night-owl, step outside of the box this spring and see if waking up early can boost your productivity.
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2. Keep Your Mind Springing Forward
When it comes to your training, having a clear idea of what you want to accomplish can help you prioritize how you tackle tasks. Make a list of things you want to accomplish in the next week, month or even year.
Now, break that list into smaller tasks.
Being able to see how much progress you’ve made by accomplishing these small tasks is one of the most important spring life hacks. One study found that “even without financial incentives, goal-setting improves worker performance by 12 to 15 percent compared to the situation where no goals were defined.”2
3. Don’t Forget to Spring Clean
When there is a lot on your to-do list, it’s easy to nix the cleaning and focus on the pile of projects you need to tackle. But it is actually cleaning your space that can help make you feel more prepared to focus on and finish tasks.
Figure out how to organize your work space in a way that makes the most sense for you. Go through old papers and get rid of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose. Wipe down all the surfaces around where you work.
Being in control of your work space and maintaining clarity to tackle assignments and tasks as you work toward completing your training can be one of the life hacks you need this spring.
4. Spring into Action
Now that you have a list of things you want to accomplish, get to work!
Finish all the minor or quick tasks as soon as you wake up or are able to in the morning. This will prevent them from distracting you as you concentrate on other tasks later.
Want another way to spring into action with these productive life hacks?
Try exercising. When you wake up and exercise, “it sets you up for the day with energy, focus and enthusiasm.”3 This can also help beat that dreaded sluggish feeling that can make you feel distracted when you’re trying to work. After exercising in the morning, you can be energized and ready to work.
5. Put a Spring in Your Step
It’s easy to feel stressed in the spring, whether your training program is challenging, you’re preparing for exams or trying to finish all your work before you go on summer vacation. With these easy spring life hacks, you can gain the focus and energy you need to push through.
There are many ways to boost your productivity and stay positive. Focus on how much progress you have made toward reaching a goal or how much closer you will be if you complete the next task.
The Most Important of All the Spring Life Hacks: Start Your Training at Bryan University!
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