Wellbeing: Can the Task of Doing Nothing Replenish Your Soul?

Wellbeing: Can the Task of Doing Nothing Replenish Your Soul?

Did you ever take a holiday and truly get away from the demands of a busy career? Wellbeing is important to our overall health and soul. Have we learned to keep busy almost 24/7, while not getting enough sleep or sat down with time to just be. Just be bored. Have no plan or action to consume our precious time, with ourselves and our family. Realising the importance of really charging our worn-out batteries is vital to restore our relationship with self and those we love. It can also result in reigniting the appreciation of our job and allow us to get motivated again.

It is probably true that we need to make a plan to just do nothing, to take me-time and family-time, and just admire the simple blessings in life. To surround ourselves with nature, good hearty food, plenty of blissfully boring free time and ‘Be’ in the present moment. The importance of self-awareness in looking after ourselves, our health and mental wellbeing, and our family cannot be over emphasised. Bringing it basic to basics and saying ‘no’ to unnecessary demands can help us see the wood for the trees.

Finding clarity on solutions that work for our new-found lifestyle and understanding that time goes so fast can create a fuller life. Recall hearing friends or family say that time goes so fast, or where did the year go?

Imagine booking a holiday where there are lots of non-technology activities to do, with no signal for wifi, to tempt anyone away from the joy of truly being present? Like taking a bike ride, going for a swim, eating lunch down on the promenade, fishing or water sports.  There may be a bit of questioning by others around us as to the changes we make but wouldn’t it be so worth it to truly connect and have some good old fashioned fun on our new journey? 

To truly enjoy life, we have got to look after our welbeing – the rest of the demands made of us and of our time can then be made easier to handle. Change isn’t easy for the best of us at first, but once we start to see its benefits we can come to the realisation that our new way of being may not be so bad after all. Plan for the boring days or holiday away from the busyness of life and say no to distractions during these personal moments. Release the guilt and start to recharge the soul to live a really good life and optimise performance in our career and personal life. Start to find true happiness in life and the rewards will be many, and might even include some unexpected rewards, such as a simple hug.

How to Be More Productive in Your Job

HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE IN YOUR JOB

Would you like to commit to accomplishing more in less time, in your job and your career? Many of us feel that our productivity in our jobs can be great some weeks, and a disaster at other times. When we evaluate why, we may realise that we go about our tasks without any strategy. Strategies can help us create effective management of tasks or time.

How to Be More Productive in Your Job Three Q Recruitment

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These 6 simple techniques can help with becoming motivated to be more productive in any job. They can also reduce the ever increasing ‘to do’ list, more efficiently.

  1. 1.  Plan, plan, plan. Forward planning can reduce the time required to achieve each task. Manage the daily/weekly schedule by documenting a plan for the day/week ahead. List:

  • (1)  What needs to be achieved?
  • (2)  How it is going to be achieved?
  • (3)  When it’s going to be completed? Set a deadline, for faster action to achieve each goal
  1. 2.  Organise tasks for greater efficiency, by prioritising the most important ones first.

  • –  Plan a step by step process for each task, while maintaining quality throughout. For more difficult tasks, it is helpful to visualise this process.
  • –  Time-block the entire working day. This may also be helpful in our personal life, including evening and weekend activities.
  • –  Eliminate the potential for wasted energy and time on less important tasks, by delegating tasks and reducing unnecessary distractions.
  • –  Take on the biggest tasks at the start of the day, when energy levels are typically higher to achieve higher productivity.
  • –  The dreaded word ‘deadlines’ can cause anxiety. Setting achievable time limits can significantly reduce procrastination with starting and/or completing tasks, and ultimately lessen stress.
  • –  Change the dynamic of how work is taken on by grouping interesting and uninteresting tasks together. This can help to reduce the monotony associated with less mundane jobs.
  1. 3.  Maintain focus. Distraction can be our biggest challenge.

  • –  Intentionally stay alert and commit to focus on the task at hand.
  • –  Ensure that a frequent check-in with the planned schedule throughout the day is completed to ensure that tasks stay on track. This helps with achieving greater productive output, efficiently.
  • –  Good self-care including diet and exercise can help enormously with maintaining focus.
  • –  Stay motivated and reap the rewards.

4. Curb stress levels by taking a short break between daily tasks.

Go for a brisk walk around the building to refresh the mind and stretch the body. This simple technique can easily refocus the mind.

5.  Finally, review each week.

  • Evaluate areas where there is room for improvement … there is always room for improvement. For example, eliminate unnecessary distractions. Turn off mobile phones while scanning through emails and daily ‘to do’ lists first thing in the morning. This can assist with maintaining a healthy focus and can increase productivity in the day by accomplishing more jobs in less time.

Don’t just work hard, plan astutely to achieve more each day. It’s amazing how quickly the ‘to do’ list can diminish, with a lot of clever planning and persistence. Achieving increased productivity can provide real satisfaction, and can significantly increase motivation levels. Remember to commit, focus, persevere, stay motivated, and evaluate all work daily for more effective and successful results in job productivity, in our career and personal life.

For a simple way to start, check out quick tips for productivity by clicking here.