Hard work is not synonymous with productivity. It is a mistaken consideration of modern sociality which leads you to think that the more you work and produce, the more you are doing well.
Stop for a moment and look around: are you sure what you’re doing? Are you satisfied or are you slowly falling into the nightmare of work stress?
The entire scientific community agrees that it is not the quantity that matters, but the quality. Today, in fact, I want to share with you some wonderful and tested advice approved by researchers that explain how to work better … doing less.
4 Scientific Methods to Work Better.
Typically, the human brain works in 90-minute cycles. Exactly as it happens for sleep, this also applies to concentration. Our main organ is able to stay focused on a certain objective for an hour and a half, then needs at least 15 minutes of rest to recharge the energy.
This phenomenon is based on urltradian rhythms which regulate the psychophysical wellbeing of our body. This means that taking breaks every 90 minutes allows the mind and body to cool off to be ready to give the best in the next period of time.
We understand very well, sometimes it is not really possible for you to move your head off the computer screen or get up from your desk, especially close to the deadline of a major project. But try to realize an even more important factor: what will you deliver if your body and your head ask for mercy? How do you plan to carry on a big job if you feel exhausted, exhausted and unable to put together two connections?
If you force yourself to take a break of 15 minutes every hour and a half, you will then be able to reset your ability to concentrate and increase your productivity without feeling too much effort. Try and see!
2. To Work Better … Make a Nap!
No, it’s not a contradiction. No, it’s not even a joke. It is the pure, simple and sacrosanct truth. Perhaps not all employers will agree, but in the face of the data put on the table by science it is difficult to deny the evidence.
The research says that taking a nap leads to an improvement in the cognitive functions of the brain, the stimulation of creative thinking and the increase in memory performance. In particular, it helps to grasp and preserve the information received.
Now, the studies done indicate that when we receive the data, these are first recorded in the hippocampus.
3. Divide the Work into Blocks.
This technique turns out to be particularly useful for those who do a creative job rather than for someone who has their own activities divided by the pace of the employer.
The main component of this trick is the beloved / hated to-do-list (list of things to do) in which you will write the tasks to be done throughout the day. So we are going to create a synthetic and schematic plan that gives the impression of having everything under control. In this way you always know what you have to do and when you have to do it.
4. Check the Email at the Start Day and Dates of the Schedules,
Someone says that it is quite counterproductive, because it only leads you to lose the great time you should, instead, occupy by working.
But who tells the boss that at 10 am you still have not replied to a customer’s email asking you for a quote? Above all, do not you think that those who write you deserve an answer as soon as possible?
The advice is to find a middle ground that allows you to perfectly match the communication-work rhythms. How?
As soon as you enter your office, the first thing you should do, in addition to greeting, of course, is to open all the email boxes dedicated to your business and respond to the most important. Then, close everything and start working. In the breaks that you will dedicate yourself, you will go to read and respond to others and so on. Thus, it becomes a sweet vicious circle that makes you not only more productive but also more satisfied.