Did you get enough sleep last night? Are you prepared to avoid interruptions at work? Do you have some positive comments you want to make sure you say to your coworkers today? If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, you’re going to have an amazing day at work and get a lot done with a positive mindset. On the other hand, if you answered “no” to any of these questions you might want to take a look at these articles and see what you can do to improve your preparation in one or more areas. Start with the sleep and make sure you’re rested before you start your day and then you will be able to have the performance you want to when you get to work.
What Most Leaders Don’t Understand About Sleep
The Wall Street Journal Article:
We need sleep to function properly. It’s not a secret and it’s not something you can get around, it’s an important part of your routine and what your body needs on a regular basis. If you choose to try to study all night for a test or wake up after only four to six hours of sleep, you’re eventually going to deprive yourself of the function and the quality of life that you need if you chose to get some sleep. Instead of depriving yourself of this natural function of your body that can allow you to regenerate and be prepared for the day, set up your day so that you can wake up and get into your day before you take meetings or get to work. Your routine and getting enough sleep will allow you to have a much more successful career.
6 Jaw-Dropping Facts About Workplace Interruptions and What You Can Do
Training Magazine Article:
When you’re working on a project that takes focus and requires you to continue to get the job done, interruptions can be the worst thing that can happen. It’s no secret that you will take a long time to get back to the focus level and back to the thought process you were in before you were interrupted. This means you may need to find any way to stay focused on what you’re doing. One way to avoid interruptions is to have some scheduled focus time in which you don’t respond to anything at all. Doing this you would have some time that’s set aside to help you focus and avoid being interrupted. Another way to stay in the moment and focus on the project is to manage the notifications you receive during that time.
10 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often at Work
Whether you’re the leader in a company or you use these phrases to speak with your peers, these ten phrases can begin to help have a more positive impact on your workplace. One that many forget about is taking the blame and saying “that was my fault.” This can be huge and allow others to forgive you and move on because we all make mistakes and just want people to own up to these mistakes in our lives. Other phrases that can help improve things at work includes stating you enjoyed the way a coworker handled something or letting another person know their performance means a lot to the organization and can help get things going the right way. Take a look at these phrases and learn to use them to improve your relationships at work.