Be Productive Surprisingly Sunshine Can Help
We are experiencing some fantastic weather this week in Ireland. Here is a photo I took earlier at my local beach. The weather forecasters promise it’s going to last for a few days but in Ireland we are always a bit reluctant to believe them. The temptation is to down tools, stop work and get outside to make the most of it. Hopefully some of you have the flexibility to do that but many won’t be able to take time off at short notice. But I bet you are already making plans to adjust your schedule so you can squeeze in some time to enjoy the sunshine. You may be getting up an hour earlier to take a walk on the beach, or starting earlier so you can finish early. Maybe you prefer to take a long lunch break and work later in the evening to allow for it.
But take a look at what’s happening. Because you have a clear, tangible goal (i.e. get out into the sunshine) you much more ffocusedand productive while you are in work. Have you set a deadline? Are you getting through more work in a shorter space of time? How are you achieving this?
Well a number of things may be happening:
- You are not allowing yourselves be distracted so easily
- You prioritise the items that are a real priority for today
- We take more control of our time and don’t let others distract us
And you know these are 3 great habits to use during a regular week (i.e. when it’s lashing rain and there is no rush to get home!!). Set a goal, decide a plan to achieve it, really focus when working on it, don’t let other people or things distract you and really enjoy yourself when you succeed. For more tips read our article on Planning & Prioritising in Business.
So what are you waiting for, stop reading articles online and get out into that sunshine! As ever please share any of your ideas, tips or tools in the Comments below.
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