Uh-Oh. That nagging, notoriously needy everyday routine is resurfacing again. Don’t worry. Towards the middle of the year, people tend to find themselves in a rut. It’s refreshing to add something to your routine every so often, especially if it helps you manage time and get it all done at the office!
What should be added to your routine? Here are 4 sure-fire winners.
Lists are your #1 fans.
Write down every possible idea of what you want to do at least once a week. They help with organizing simple tasks and help you stay focused. There is a science behind writing things down, trust me. It declutters your brain. Who doesn’t want that?? Make it a habit and you’ll get more done.
Back up everything.
Your worst nightmare: losing something that you spent hours on. Don’t let that happen. Don’t let the computer win. Humans are still in charge... (for the most part!) Backing up files or anything important to you saves great amounts of stress. Make this an everyday thing. Technology has a mind of its own. So do you.
You know what I’m talking about: paper everywhere. Make it a routine to throw things away in the blue bin right when you know you don’t need them. Don’t let them add up on your desk. If you eliminate unneeded papers from your desk immediately, then you won’t feel as stressed out later. Simple, right? As a bonus: the environment will thank you!
Formally end the work day.
Once you get in the groove it’s so hard to stop. Just one last task and you’ll be finished…but there goes an hour, and you’ve missed dinner! Ending your work at a normal time gives you the time to complete other tasks not related to work. Good routines are all about timing. If you don’t end work at a specific time each day, then the whole routine will be weighed down! Just something to think about.