Hello Work Week!

Hello Work Week!

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Nina Medina

Founder & Owner of: The Happy Life 101

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Successful Living Writer

“Working hard and working smart sometimes can be two different things.”-Byron Dorgan

It’s work week again. The weekend for unwinding and relaxing is over, and it is time to face the world of “Work” once more. Here are some tips that I have for you on how we could make this week productive without being burnt out.

1. Get Settled.
Monday is the “transition day” from the weekend to the work week. Ever felt like having your physical body at work, but your mind left at home? You’re not alone. I normally feel like that during Mondays. That is why it is important to allow yourself to get settled first. Don’t force yourself to work immediately! Allow a few minutes to get your mind accustomed to your work environment again.
I normally just sit in front of my desk, stare at my laptop, and drink my coffee while on my earphones listening to my favorite Jason Mraz songs.

2. Plan your Week.
Entering the week with clear goals and action plans results in a more productive week. It helps when you identify priorities based on importance and urgency. Making a “to-do list ” will help you stay on track and focused. You can also schedule time blocks where you cannot be interrupted while working on a certain task.

3. Have a Break!
Taking a Break from work will allow your brain to rest and will help it get more focused after. It will basically jump-start your brain. Moreover, scientific studies prove that Breaks can help improve alertness, memory and cognitive performance too.

4. Don’t forget to BE KIND.
You may become busy at work but no one could be too busy to do a good deed. Offer to help when you can, compliment and praise when there is opportunity, and SMILE! Just asking how a colleague is doing could mean a great deal to them.:)

5. Don’t bring work at home.
In other words: What happens at work, stays at work!

Article Credits: Nina Medina

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author

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28 thoughts on “Hello Work Week!”

  1. Yep, definitely agree with the last point. I need to fence off work time with personal time, otherwise I know for sure the former will invade the latter!

    1. It is a struggle for most of us. It helps me when I remind myself that nomatter how much we accomplish for work, there will always be additional tasks to do the following day…it won’t be over! ? So when I leave the office, that’s it! Then I could enjoy my time with other people and stuffs.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

  2. Love this, especially the last point- I just wish that I could stick to it! As a teacher I really struggle to get all of my marking done at work because I can’t focus, and then I end up feeling bitter about having to do it at home! I must be more productive somehow!

    1. I could relate…sometimes, there’s a lot in our plates and it’s difficult to do all the things with a limited time. But I find it helpful when I do the more difficult and time-consuming tasks at the start of my day while my focus and energy is not yet depleted. ?

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