5 Hacks For When You’re Burnt Out

31st January 2018 | 2 min read

Yawning all day long despite consistent refills of coffee? Feeling the ‘lunch slump’ not just after lunch, but all through the day? You’re not even making a dent in your unread inbox? Yep, you’re burnt out.  

We’ve all been there. With our eyes pressed to screens most of the day, it’s so easy for our productivity and energy levels to go down. You say to yourself, ‘snap out of it, just get this done.’ An hour later, you’ve tagged your friends in too many memes and are no closer to finishing the task at hand…

 If this sounds all too familiar, here are 5 tips to help you SMASH your to-do list in record timing. Here’s our tried and tested productivity hacks: 

  1. Prioritise. Rule number one, literally. Let’s face it, a to-do list has no ultimate end. Pinpoint the real beasts on the list and assign them to your most productive hours in your day and prioritise the rest by their deadline.
  2. Reward yourself. Ticked three tasks off your list? Get yourself a ‘well done, me’ donut. Having rewards to work towards, no matter how small, are incentives, especially with manual tasks.  
  3. Don’t strive for perfection. Sometimes, just getting things done is more than enough. Spending more time making minor edits becomes tiring and you’ll never see the end in your sights.  
  4. Recharge. No, actually do it. In a world where we can never (truly) escape from work, allocating time out to chill could not be more important. Whether it’s spending all day on the sofa to binge watch a Netflix series or spending time with your loved ones, you’ll feel the difference in your productivity levels and overall happiness at work when you just put the phone down 
  5. Share your witty banterStudies show that laughing can boost productivity and performance at work. The BEST news in our opinion.  

So, there you have it – the real cure to feeling burnt out in 5 easy hacks! 

 

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