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5 Easy Ways to Increase Productivity

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
29, January 2019
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In this new year, it would be nice if your work productivity also increased. However, not many people know how to arouse their spirit at work. Even though there are actually easy ways to increase your productivity. Quoted from Reader's Digest, here are 5 easy ways to build your productivity.

1. Chewing Gum
Chewing gum is not a bad habit if it makes you more productive. Researchers are beginning to think it does. People who chew gum report increased productivity at work, which fits in with what studies show. Chewing stimulates the trigeminal nerve, which in turn stimulates the part of the brain associated with alertness.

2. Do Not Use Chaotic Colors
If your goal is to focus, colour psychologists advise against bold colour schemes. Instead, limit your office or at the very least, your personal space to subtle colours like taupes, tonal whites, and warm greys. Add splashes of colour with desk accessories and personal photos.

3. Look at Photos of Baby Animals
As long as you don’t get too carried away with those kittens on Instagram, looking at photos of cute animals could be just what the doctor ordered. One study found that people who looked at pictures of baby animals before they completed a task performed far better than those who observed photos of adult animals or neutral subjects.

4. Take a Whiff of Peppermint
Keep a small dropper of peppermint oil at your desk and take a sniff whenever you need a pick-me-up. Recent research shows that peppermint helps people feel more alert and less anxious and fatigued.

5. Break Your Workday Down Into 25-minute
Break your workday down into 25-minute segments, with short breaks in between. During each segment, set your focus to one particular task (say, outlining a report or clearing your inbox) and don’t allow any distractions. Doing this will force you to identify that tasks that are most important for you to complete first, as well as inform you how long it actually takes you to complete certain assignments.

Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.
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