After the first couple of weeks or months or excitement and interest at your new office job, you may feel motivated and have a greater interest in the tasks you complete.

But, after a while the same four walls and routine may get a little boring and monotonous.

It’s easy to lose focus after a while, but it’s important that you can acknowledge this change and take steps to be as productive as you can be.

Trying to encourage yourself to get back on your grind can be tough, so if you’re struggling with where to start, read the following  tips and tricks for some great inspiration!

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Plan Your Day

One of the best ways to be productive throughout the entirety of the day is by spending a short amount of time when you arrive at your desk just planning the outlines of what you have to complete in your shift. It doesn’t have to be in depth, just a short summary of the different jobs you should really get done and maybe a few pointers on how to do them.

Planning what you will complete first, second, and so on will give you a better sense of direction and aid your productivity massively when you can cross them off once they’re done. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail, as when you are faced with a larger number of tasks to complete, you will be completely overwhelmed and lack motivation to even begin. 

Organize Your Laptop 

The systems inside your laptop or computer may actually be holding you back. Slow loading times, unsaved passwords on regularly visited sites, and bad practices can all hamper your motivation. There are so many different tasks you can do to speed up your laptop and make your work become easier and smoother.

By incorporating digital asset management tools into your system, you can easily access all of your assets within the Office system to make for extreme efficiency. By ensuring that the usernames and passwords are saved onto the sites you regularly visit, you can save so much time by not having to retype it over and over again.

Make sure that you only do this on a private computer, as you do not want to allow other people to gain easy access to your profiles and information. 

Take Regular Breaks 

You probably weren’t expecting to read that the way to do more work is to stop working, but it really does help to take a little time out every so often! Set your day up so you can do solid work for a set amount of time and then take a short break to refresh your mind and get the blood pumping around your body.

Don’t use this time to relax, take the opportunity to get up and get moving as this will leave you with more energy than when you started. Especially if you’re sitting down for a long period of time, your blood flow will suffer as a result. You need to get the oxygen back into your muscles and brain by breaking a little bit of a sweat or doing some kind of stretching or simple yoga for a few minutes.

The time away from your screen will also help your brain to reset and focus, as taking on too much can leave you feeling completely slumped and unable to comprehend the tasks objective after too many consecutive hours of concentration. 

Stay Hydrated 

Drinking enough water throughout the day can have a huge impact on the quality and the amount of work that you are able to complete. Your brain needs water to function, and dehydration can have an effect on your mental wellbeing as well as your overall physical health.

Keep a bottle with you and remember to take regular sips, don’t wait until your mouth is dry to reach for your drink. The average adult human requires about 2 litres (or 8 cups) of fluids every single day, but certain drinks can have a negative affect. Steer clear of concentrated fruit juices (and those extravagant chocolate coffees from the cafe down the street) as the sugar content will send your energy and mood on a rollercoaster ride and negatively impact on your productivity. 

If you put in a bit of extra effort to implement these hacks into your work day, you will begin to see your productivity rise. If you’re still a little overworked, do some research to see if you can stop wasting time on unnecessary tasks that AI can do for you.