With the 4th of July holiday looming in the near future, the work clock moves a little slower, our eyes feel heavier, and staying on task becomes next to impossible. Combat the holiday distractions with a few tricks we have picked up in the first month on the job.
Our 5 Tips for Staying on Task
Whether you prefer some office friendly music like Jack Johnson or plug your headphones in to blast some Justin Timberlake, music is a great way to stimulate productivity and create a more pleasing work environment.
Take a few minutes to explore websites that spark your interest. A few of our favorites include design sites like Behance and Dribble. For non-designers Mashable and Fast Company are sure to awaken your creativity.
Productivity requires fuel (consisting of more than just coffee) so stop looking at lunch breaks as an option and make them a requirement. Also your co-workers will appreciate the absence of distracting stomach growling.
4. Fresh Air
Step away from your desk and enjoy some quality time with mother nature. Whether you prefer taking a walk around the block or just opting for the stairs, fresh air and exercise are easy ways to get creative juices flowing.
5. Pencil and Paper
When you start feeling as though your fingers are glued to the keyboard, reach for some paper and a pencil. We frequently revert back to the basics during the ideation phase of our projects in order to record our fleeting thoughts quickly. The tactility of using paper and pencil also gives us a greater sense of control rather than being at the mercy of a computer screen.
We wish you a swift and productive next 36 hours. Happy (Almost) 4th of July!
-9 Clouds U.