Simplify your life week is coming up soon (August 1 – 7). There is no better time to make your workweek less hectic than now! With 83% of stressed US workers, focusing on simplifying your workday can result in elevated workplace happiness, productivity, and work-life balance. So, are you ready to take your first steps into a simplified workplace routine? Keep reading for our 5 best ways to make your workday simpler and most importantly, better:
1. Trim the fat: Shorten Your Emails
Emails are a necessary form of communication for most workplaces. Do you feel like half of your day is answering emails? Though we can’t take away this mundane task, we can eliminate the time that is spent writing them. Make it a goal to write emails that at 5 sentences or less when possible. Not only does it simplify your message and save time, but the email recipient will also appreciate less content to read through.
” With 83% of stressed US workers, focusing on simplifying your workday can result in elevated workplace happiness, productivity, and work-life balance. “
2. Cross Things Off From Your To-Do List
No, we are not talking about completing a to-do list. Take a look at your to-do list and look for any outlying tasks that seem out of place. Is that task a real priority? Is it something that truly serves a purpose in your job? This especially applies to things that keep getting put on the back burner. It may be time to say “Adios” to anything that has been lagging around your list for too long.
3. Look for Ways to Streamline Processes
Is there a task that always takes you forever to complete? Is there a task that you loathe completing but it needs to be done on a regular basis? It’s time to look for ways to streamline your work processes to simplify your day. Many companies provide services (sometimes, included with pre-existing contracts) that provide assistance in completing these pesky tasks that take up your time and cause stress. Warehouse Direct offers Supply Chain Management Solutions that shift the stress of workplace tasks from your desk.
4. Organization.Organization. Organization.
Sometimes easier said than done, but being organized simplifies the workplace. Start with all your filing systems: computer files, filing cabinets, and those piles of papers that seem endless on your desk space. If you spend 30 minutes right now organizing, we promise for edge-off the stress for days to come.
5. Get some extra ZZZs
Power nap anyone? Did you know a 15-30 minute nap can give you more of an energy boost, improve your mood, enhance your analytical and learning abilities, and reduce stress? If you have a break, take this personal time to get some much-needed shut-eye. This simple solution can make your productivity skyrocket.