Make work happen
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Establish a work routine. There are certain “peak times” during the office day when you can focus on your work the most, so plan your routine around those times. That way, you can get the most work done every day, and there will be less stress and headaches over deadlines.
Don’t get distracted by social media. If your workplace allows you to access the Web, don’t go overboard with Facebook and other social media, as they can be a great distraction to your work! Keep your “surf time” to lunchtime or during short breaks, or better still, log on only after the work day is over.
List them down. Whether it is a list of things you need to do, or the things you need to procure to get a job done, make them. This helps to avoid confusion or mistakes, especially during crunch times. Keep your lists realistic, however, or you will be setting yourself up for disappointment.
Plan and organize. When you find some down time at work, take the opportunity to organize your inbox, plan your schedule for the week ahead or – it’s okay, we won’t tell – spruce up your CV.
Get active at least 30 minutes each day. Regular physical activity not only keeps you in tip-top shape and good health, it also helps you stay sharp and focused at work. Oh, and less MCs too, which means more time to catch up on stressful deadlines and less unhappy side-eyes from your colleagues who have to pick up the slack during your absence.
Take a staycation. Your annual leave is not just for vacations abroad or balik kampung trips. Plan to take a staycation now and then to stay at home and recharge. You can use the time to catch up on things you miss, and gain back your mojo.