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Improving your Productivity {Inexpensively}


As the summer is in full-swing, it's easy to become distracted by the great, warm weather. Instead of working harder to enjoy the outdoors, most people find themselves less productive rather than more. So, with that in mind, here are some affordable ways to be more productive.

Cheap {or Free} Ways to be More Productive

  • As you come into work, spend a few minutes during travel to reoraient yourself as to where you left off and what you need to do. Mentally preparing yourself helps you avoid feeling overwhelmed upon arrival.
  • Clean your desk. A more organized desktop enables you to focus on what's important rather than be discouraged by the mess.
  • Try white noise- you can even use a free generator.
  • If possible, adjust your chair and/or desk for a better, more productive fit so you can reach what you need without overextending.
  • Pull your mouse in so that's it's right next to the keyboard.
  • Avoid eye strain and unnecessary headaches by raising your monitor to eye level.
  • Switch tasks- you'll give your eyes a break and keep your mind sharp by alternating between computer work and desk work.
  • At the end of the day, jot down where you are so that you can jump right back in the next work day.

Here's to you being more productive so that you can leave work behind you as you enjoy your summer!