Contact Us

Tips To Make You More Productive At Work

Productive Worker
Jamie Grill/Getty Images

If you want to increase your productivity at work, Yahoo Health has a few suggestions.  Albeit, some of these tips seem a little bizarre, you might want to give them a shot. Who knows, they could just transform you into an At Work dynamo!

Leave Work Early. It’s been proven that people tend to work more slowly when they have more time. If you know you’re leaving work earlier than normal, you’ll start to work faster and leave fewer things undone.

Paul Bradbury/Getty Images

Don’t Multitask. People have a tendency to believe that multitasking makes you more productive. In fact the exact opposite happens. By trying to do two things at once you end up getting distracted by both things. You will work faster if you give one thing your full attention, then move on to the next.

Don’t Read the News. Even when the news isn’t distracting or depressing, it still takes brainpower to focus on it. Your brain wears down as the day goes on. Save your best brain power for the job, and catch up on the news once you get home.

Exercise Before Work. By exercising you bring glucose and oxygen to the brain, allowing you to think better for about two hours afterwards. You can actually keep your brain charged up and going throughout the workday by doing simple exercises like jumping jacks here and there when you get a chance.

Eat Lots of Berries and Snacks. Berries are high in antioxidants, which can improve your memory. You should also try eating other snacks that are high in protein throughout the day. Otherwise you run the risk of a sugar crash at some point.

Man Working in a Yellow Room
Stockbyte/Getty Images

Work in a Yellow Room. Yep, it’s time to ask the boss if you can paint the walls in your office yellow. Scientific studies have shown that workers said their moods are better when there are yellow decorations around the office. If you’re unable to repaint the walls yellow where you work, try letting in as much natural light as possible. Or consider picking a “yellow” background image for your computer screen.

Your Co-Worker's Are Making You Stupid

Best of Mix 97-3

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.