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Seven Signs Your Day was Productive
In today’s busy corporate environment, the workloads can often seem never-ending and feeling a sense of work satisfaction is not as common for employees as it once perhaps was years ago.
With technology moving at a fast pace and most companies continually applying pressure on staff performance and productivity, employees can often feel like they are fighting a never ending ‘to-do list’ that keeps growing out of control. In fact, feeling positive and uplifted at the end of the day can be a constant challenge for some, particularly those who are quiet and don’t end up asking for additional help if needed.
While it all may come down to knowing how to organise and prioritise your work, by recognising the small steps of daily progress can help you feel a whole lot better about your day and your job. It might even leave you feeling uplifted and looking forward to returning to your desk the next morning.
Below are 7 signs that are likely indicators that your day in fact has been productive:
1. Feeling elated and pleased
Self-satisfaction that you have accomplished tasks well and that things are in order as they should be leaves you feeling elated and pleased with your achievements.
2. Progress on large projects has occurred
That task or project you felt daunted or concerned about is now complete or in the process of moving forward towards successful completion.
3. Your desk is clean and tidy
You have finally sorted through the piles on your desk and cleaned things up into more manageable, prioritised tasks. Perhaps you have even been able to delegate tasks or, better still, file or simply delete them.
4. Items have been ticked off your list
Lots of small things have been handled and eliminated from your ‘to do list’ leaving more time to focus on other larger projects or tasks.
5. You have received positive feedback
You receive positive feedback indicating you have solved someone's problem, delighted them or simply supported them.
6. You have had some time out from your busy schedule
You managed to secure some ‘me’ time, whether it’s been catching up with a friend, taking a lunch break, attending fitness classes or leaving early for the day. With the busy schedule most of us have in today’s business environment, it’s often a challenge to fit these things in and when we do it’s a nice reward that can help maintain the balance between work and life in general.
7. You have had time to plan for tomorrow
Your schedule has been prioritised and is well organised for the day ahead without any last minute crisis or delays to handle.
Remember ‘every cloud has a silver lining’... When you start seeing the positives throughout your day, you will soon see there are always more than you thought there were.
A positive mindset is required if you are aiming for success!