Thursday, February 06, 2014

If you think your morning cup of coffee is going to make you more productive at work, think again! I am sure many of you rely heavily on caffeine to stay alert, boost your concentration, and relieve stress. Wished productivity could be ensured that simply! Read along as we uncover some productivity boosters behind successful employees. Caffeine lovers, please note that these boosters are decaffeinated!


Improve your immunity and decrease sick leaves!

One of the key factors to prove competent in the workplace is to always be there physically. You cannot imagine how much it means to your boss to have a full team - with no absentees. How to avoid sick leaves and please the boss? Here’s the trick: boost your immunity! Why not launch your day right by waking up 20 minutes earlier and having fresh orange juice along with an omelet made of spinach, bell peppers, broccoli, and fresh mushrooms? To boost your immunity even further, pack some fruit salad made up of sources of vitamin C, such as papaya, guava, mango, kiwi, grapefruit, and strawberries. You can always break for a few minutes and freshen up with this amazing, fruitful salad.


Rely on your memory and recall meeting minutes!

Another key element to improve productivity is to be able to recall the tiny details of every meeting and to keep track of all your tasks and follow them up thoroughly. If you think an agenda or colorful sticky notes are all you need to do so, you are mistaken! You definitely need to add some super foods to your daily meals as well. Consume more salmon, tuna, mackerel, spinach, avocado, peanuts, lentils, sunflower seeds, artichokes, blueberries, strawberries, eggs, whole grains, and olive oil for lunch at work. This means more spinach and rice stew, and more moujadara. And by the way... this is not negotiable!


Control your stress and beat work pressure!

A major asset at work is to be able to work under pressure. How can you do so when every now and then an email pops up or a sudden meeting arises? Well, there is a way out and it includes  the following de-stressors: Spinach is a very good source of magnesium, a lack of which can trigger headaches, fatigue, and anxiety. If you’re not a spinach eater, then replenish magnesium with cooked soybeans or salmon filet. In the morning, when tasks are too many to handle, just leave your desk for 10 minutes and sip on some decaf herbal tea or warm low fat milk to feel calmer. After your lunch break, snack on some almond and pistachio mix. Don’t overdo it though, as we don’t want you to de-stress at the expense of weight gain!


Maximize your concentration and improve the quality of deliverables!

Nothing can be worse than asking your colleague or boss to repeat himself over and over again while you are giving him the neutral face, nodding your head blindly, or sending an email without an attachment or to the wrong people. Get the power you need to maximize your concentration, better your multi-tasking skills, and improve the quality of deliverables with these ideas: Bring salmon salad to work; toss in some eggs to a veggie salad; add oats, berries, and honey to low fat fruit flavored yogurt dip; enjoy apple slices with peanut butter or top your favorite salad with a handful of peanuts. Make sure you drink enough water too!


Charge your energy and arrive to work on time!

Skip the excuse of being stuck in traffic and start showing up early to work! No one can function properly if he/she arrives late and has to deal with numerous pending issues. How can you break the 'hit the snooze button' habit? It all starts by getting a good night sleep the evening before. To guarantee that, aim for a light dinner at least 2 hours before bedtime. Include low fat milk, yogurt, bananas, cherries, lettuce, and turkey to your meal. Get your 8 hours of sleep, even if you are going to miss your favorite TV program.

Now that the secrets behind enhanced performance have been revealed, feel free to share them with your colleagues to create a work environment that is productive, free of work conflicts, and above all, caffeine-free!