Create a Productive Environment

We all have jobs that are very demanding. We are probably wearing different hats and have many different responsibilities. You probably volunteered for a project and wishing right now, that you hadn’t volunteered.

With so many responsibilities, how can you create an environment that will keep you focused and productive? Below are four practical things you can do take to keep your focus and productivity running at maximum speed:

1. Office with lots of sunshine. Personally I enjoy looking outside a window and being able to see the sunshine, when the sun is out of course. But even more than that, it really affects my mood and the speed and quality at which I work.

2. Go to the gym and get a good workout. I workout 5 days a week. Usually, I go sometime between late morning and early afternoon. This is the best time for me, and allows for a break in my work.  When I get back home I am still pumped up from the workout, and I can re-direct that energy to continue to do my work. It really helps me to stay productive.

3. Pray and read the word of God. This is so key. I usually wake up at 5:30AM. Prayer and reading the Bible are the first things I do – yes, even before brushing my teeth. Prayer and reading the Word, really sets the tone for the rest of the day. You can really do all things through Christ who strengths you when you give him the first and best part of your day.

4. Have a to do list of what you want to accomplish for the day. Focus on the important things that you need to accomplish for the day. Don’t react to the urgent. Yes, you must take care of urgent things as they come, but you don’t schedule time for urgent things. Stay productive by completing the tasks that add the most value to your team, company, and customers.

What else can you do to create a productive environment? 

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9 Responses to Create a Productive Environment

  1. tcavey says:

    I’m big on prayer, Bible reading and to-do lists! Each day I do it all. At the top of my to-do list is God.

  2. Dan Black says:

    I also work out 3-5 times a week and it brings nourishment and energy into my life. Great thoughts!

  3. Great list of things. All of them are so helpful. For me, I’ve found that a to-do list sticks out as probably the most helpful thing personally. It helps channel my energy most effectively.

  4. TJ Trent says:

    Good distinction between urgent matters and scheduling. If something is urgent deal with it! Otherwise schedule based upon priority.

    I love how simply you worded number 4. Awesome!

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