In the glossary of software industry, the word “day” has almost become synonymous to 8 hours that we spend in the office. Many a time our 8 hours are divided into multiple sessions of productive and non productive work. We might spend a few hours coding a design, a few hours writing, few hours responding mails, few hours lunch, few minutes coffee etc…
I believe, denounced the notion of the 8 hours workday and replaced it with the realms of imagination and creative thinking a person can offer in a single day’s work. Don’t measure office hours in terms of hours but in terms of ideas those are generated. More the ideas, more the work we have done.
My slogan is “Eight hours work, eight hours play, eight hours sleep”.
Follow the rules to increase your productivity during office hours:
- Organize your tasks
There are many benefits to make a list of your tasks, from helping you prioritize them to helping you remembering them. Once you have created a list, you can plan to accomplish it and cross items off your list. It gives you positive feeling and feels productive.
- Take a drink(Water not Beer) break:
Have a liter size bottle on your table during your office hours. You should have 8 cups of water a day, so aim to refill your bottle once or twice a day. Whenever you want to relax or feel tried, take a break. Drinking boost your energy level and helps you to think, focus and concentrate when you come up.
- Spend some time on social media:
Spend some time to read the information from various social sites and digital channel which will help to keep you activated.
You can focus on followings:
- Follow a leaders in your industry on Facebook or Linkedin
- Read the Tweets relevant to your business/domain
- Subscribe to professional and reputed blogs’ RSS feed
- Check out live cricket score and latest news
- Stay motivated
If you want to concentrate on your work, most important is to stay motivated to finish your work. Finishing your work at given time, gives you job satisfaction. As said by Thomas Jefferson: “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
In today’s creative world, how many hours we work every day is barely important. Instead of that our focus should be productive working hours. So finish your works and enjoy the beautiful evening with your loved ones.