Are you doing everything you can do to maximize your time spent at work? Whether you run a small business or a huge corporation, there are certainly some things you could be doing better or not doing at all in order to increase productivity and decrease getting burned out from working too much. Here are some helpful hints to get the ball rolling on your million dollar idea.
When we go to sleep, our body recharges itself. Sleep is necessary in order to feel good, survive and be productive. Without sleep, you will eventually crash and burn. However, when you wake up from a good night's sleep, you need to give your body the nutrients it needs to function properly. You likely wake up dehydrated and deprived of nutrients so eating a healthy breakfast is a step in the right direction. Many people make the mistake of drinking coffee for breakfast and that is not a good idea. You may think you crave the caffeine coffee provides, but this is just a quick fix. What your body really needs is water and real food, not a fast food biscuit. You may think you do not have time for such luxuries in life, but you will be surprised at how much better you feel as the day progresses.
Speaking of getting a good night's sleep, do you? You should try to get eight full hours of sleep every single night. Recent studies prove that most small business owners do not get enough sleep which will certainly lead to a lack of productivity. You will also make more mistakes, could have headaches and let's not even mention the irritability! A great example lies within startup tech companies and their business owners. Just because your job requires sitting at a computer all day does not mean you can be half asleep while doing this job. The more sleep you get, the better you will feel and the more motivation you will have to do your best possible work.
Another great tip for the small business owner or startup tech company employee is to leave your desk for lunch. You may think you are doing yourself a huge favor by "skipping" your lunch hour to remain working at your desk, but this could lead to disaster. What if you spill a drink on your keyboard? Then you will waste a long time in the afternoon trying to clean and possibly buying another keyboard instead of working on your ideas and business models. Also, if food is readily available in your office, then you will probably overeat instead of having a balanced, healthy lunch. Everyone knows we typically want a nap when our bellies are full, too! This will lead to a lack of productivity which could really send your small business spiraling downhill.
By following these simple practices, your startup tech company or business will be well on its way to making you a successful employee or owner.
Lizz Taylor is a freelance writer who enjoys helping people live their most healthy lives and have successful careers and companies. http://www.thejumpstarters.com