5 Steps to Improve Your Work Habits
By Mikaela Gibson
Maintaining good routines, schedules, and keeping yourself organized are the key work habits you must engrain into your schedule.
Whether you’re working a nine to five, doing your own thing, or keeping yourself busy with numerous projects, it’s always important to stay in the game and put your best foot forward! In today's blog, we’re going to give you 5 steps as to how you can improve your work habits!
1. Positive Thinking
This may pose as a shock to some, but a negative mindset is going to get you nowhere! If you’re keen on completing your goals effectively and to the best of your ability, it all starts with your attitude towards your project. A negative attitude will lead to negative results. Especially when you’re in the social media game! Thinking positively and learning to de-stress when you have too much on your plate is always important!
Multitasking is a popular method practiced by many, especially parents. And depending on what you’re doing or trying to accomplish, multitasking is sometimes a great productive method that can help you achieve your goals in a shorter span of time. But sometimes it can be too difficult, or may actually be a non-productive way to work, leaving you dissatisfied with what you have accomplished, making you tired or stressed.
Which is why prioritizing what is most important for you to accomplish is so important! By putting what urgently needs to be done or what needs your undivided attention first, and worrying about the secondary projects later, not only will you find yourself more relaxed but you will also feel more satisfied with the quality of your work as well!
Similar to prioritizing, planning is a vital step when it comes to healthy work habits.
Putting what is important first, especially if you’re on a tight schedule, is really important! Planning, completing, and overall being completely satisfied with a completed task will always more beneficial to you in the long run.
A half-finished project, that was put on the back burner will leave you frustrated. Frustration along with the lack of motivation to get a project done will almost always lead to procrastination, which can then lead the total abandonment of a project. In order to avoid these negative mindsets and thoughts, it’s always best to plan out what you want to get done. List everything you want to accomplish in all aspects of your life, and organize which tasks need to be completed as soon as possible, and which ones could be worked on later on.
4. Improving Your Work
Your best work should be the only work you should put forward! If you’re not proud of the work you have ‘completed’ ask yourself, what could you do to make it better, what steps can you take to ensure you do it correctly next time, and what adjustments you can make to your schedule, workplace, etc, to accommodate for the project.
From proofreading your work to having a peer or co-worker edit your work or give you suggestions, all feedback is good feedback and you should use it to your advantage! Any chance you get to get extra advice on what you can improve on is good, and a second opinion never hurts and may help you come up with a new idea or view your work from a different perspective!
5. Treat Yourself
All work and no play! That is not a way to live! Your best work is done when you’re happy and motivated to do so! By taking some time out of your day to connect with family or friends, doing something fun, or just taking a moment to take five is a must! It’s always important to never push yourself too hard, and taking time to de-stress or to just take a break is highly encouraged!
At the end of the day, you are in charge of what you will accomplish, along with how much work and the quality of the work you’re going to put out. Staying motivated and being proud of what you’re doing are two of the main steps to accomplishing what you want.
Whether you use these tips towards your job, projects, or even apply them to your everyday life, we hope you find these tips useful, and that they help you improve your work habits!