Seven Tips To Boost Productivity

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I recently created a blog post for Mamamadefood.com on the topic of productivity. See an extract below, which I hope may help anyone looking for a productivity boost.

Are you as productive as you can be, or do you find you waste time becoming distracted or jumping between tasks? Productivity can prove particularly challenging as many of us continue home working, and look for ways to transition to a work headspace simply by switching between rooms or into a desk space. Consider following these tips to power up your productivity, feel more focused and use your time better. 

Here are 7 key things that you can do to improve your productivity:

1. Seek clarity around your role and responsibilities. Know the big-ticket items you need to focus on. 

2. Ditch bad working habits and distractions: turn off notifications, work in batches, create templates. 

3. Declutter your inbox and consider a social media clean up – unfollow any accounts that aren’t positive influences for you.

4. Delegate individual tasks which are swamping you, so you can focus on the important outcomes that align with the company vision.

5. Learn to effectively communicate expectations and set boundaries with others to allow for deep thinking time. 

6. Save your energy: stop spending so much time in meetings, on phone calls and away from your key tasks. Save your processing power for high-productivity work.

7. Assess your health: are you getting enough Vitamin D? It’s important to get out and get some sunshine. Make time for exercise – it’s amazing the energy you can produce by tiring yourself out physically. Check your diet – stock up on healthy favourites such as leafy greens and good fats.

Looking for more help? My Productivity Masterclass may be what you need to increase your productivity skills. Full of helpful hacks and discussion around common professional problems. Gain time and clarity on “big ticket” items in your personal and professional life.

See more details of some of the workshops and programmes that I offer below:

We can now request flexible working from day 1 in the job including working hours and from where you work in the UK. What flexible working arrangements have you applied for, or are planning to apply for? Are you working flexibly already? Share your experiences in the comments ⬇️
Ps I’ve done compressed hours in two different companies and helped lots of women across different industries to negotiate it. If you have any questions about doing it, pop it in the chat or DM me. Olivia x
#flexibleworking #flexappeal #jobsharing #compressedhours #worklifebalanced #worklikeawoman #workworkworkworkwork #workingmum #workingmama

We can now request flexible working from day 1 in the job including working hours and from where you work in the UK. What flexible working arrangements have you applied for, or are planning to apply for? Are you working flexibly already? Share your experiences in the comments ⬇️

Ps I’ve done compressed hours in two different companies and helped lots of women across different industries to negotiate it. If you have any questions about doing it, pop it in the chat or DM me. Olivia x

#flexibleworking #flexappeal #jobsharing #compressedhours #worklifebalanced #worklikeawoman #workworkworkworkwork #workingmum #workingmama

Over 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome so if you’re managing a team, it’s likely one or more of them are experiencing this phenomenon. If you’d like to understand more, then I hope this video helps and watch to the end for tips and how I can support you. 
Do you have team members struggling with this? For noting, the external environment we are in such as a competitive or gendered culture can greatly exacerbate our Imposter feelings.

Over 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome so if you’re managing a team, it’s likely one or more of them are experiencing this phenomenon. If you’d like to understand more, then I hope this video helps and watch to the end for tips and how I can support you.

Do you have team members struggling with this? For noting, the external environment we are in such as a competitive or gendered culture can greatly exacerbate our Imposter feelings.

It can be hard making the change from full time to part time, compressed or staggered hours (or other types of flexible working). So here’s some quick tips on protecting your non-work day or hours. It’s important we set our boundaries and set expectations for both you and your employer, as well as your colleagues who may also work flexibly. If you start to check and reply to Teams messages on your day off, then should your colleague too? 
Tag a friend or colleague below who may find this helpful. Or add what works for you below. Olivia x 
#flexibleworking #flexappeal #flexiblework #returntowork #returntoworkmums #careertips #careercoach #worktips

It can be hard making the change from full time to part time, compressed or staggered hours (or other types of flexible working). So here’s some quick tips on protecting your non-work day or hours. It’s important we set our boundaries and set expectations for both you and your employer, as well as your colleagues who may also work flexibly. If you start to check and reply to Teams messages on your day off, then should your colleague too?

Tag a friend or colleague below who may find this helpful. Or add what works for you below. Olivia x

#flexibleworking #flexappeal #flexiblework #returntowork #returntoworkmums #careertips #careercoach #worktips

The words I needed to hear this week, three weeks away from maternity leave…I hope these bring you some comfort too x

The words I needed to hear this week, three weeks away from maternity leave…I hope these bring you some comfort too x

Creating a new dialogue with your Imposter can be so helpful. You can say things like:
- Thanks for that, I used to lack confidence in myself, but now I believe in myself…
- I know I can do this and I’m learning and growing everyday…
- I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’m going to make sure I balance my time, energy and not work myself into the ground to prove my worth…
There are so many self-affirming and confidence-boosting things you can say to yourself to create a new narrative in your mind. 
What do you say that’s helpful in these moments where your Imposter shows up? I’d love to hear. Olivia x

Creating a new dialogue with your Imposter can be so helpful. You can say things like:
– Thanks for that, I used to lack confidence in myself, but now I believe in myself…
– I know I can do this and I’m learning and growing everyday…
– I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’m going to make sure I balance my time, energy and not work myself into the ground to prove my worth…

There are so many self-affirming and confidence-boosting things you can say to yourself to create a new narrative in your mind.

What do you say that’s helpful in these moments where your Imposter shows up? I’d love to hear. Olivia x

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