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Easy Ways to Be More Productive at Work

February 26, 2015 10:07 am

Even the most model of employees is susceptible to the 3 p.m. slump. But that doesn't necessarily mean productivity has to suffer. Check out these three tips for improving your workflow at the office.

1) Let your body dictate the day.
It's likely that your energy levels take a nosedive at certain times during the workday, while other times you feel lively and awake. Take mental note of these ebbs and flows in energy, and plan your day's tasks around them. Schedule routine tasks for when your energy dips, and plan tasks requiring more brain power during the hours when you're feeling more lively.

2) Don't multitask.
If you get everything done at once, you'll have more time to complete other tasks, right? Not really. It's impossible for your brain to devote equal attention to multiple tasks being performed simultaneously; you'll be more apt to make mistakes, which will cost you valuable minutes somewhere down the line.

3) Take a break.
You probably feel pressure to soldier on through your lunch break, but staying chained to your desk is actually counterproductive. Instead, aim to take five minute breaks every two hours. Walk around, stretch, and get outdoors, if you can. This will improve blood flow and help you feel more energized.

10 Easy Ways To Be More Productive At Work [Forbes]
11 Ways To Be More Productive At Work [AskMen]
10 Ways to be More Productive at Work [U.S. News]

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Valentine Raffle Winner

February 23, 2015 5:57 am

Congratulations to our Valentine Raffle Winner!

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Villa Valentine Treats

February 19, 2015 1:46 pm

We had a great time last week eating some delicious cupcakes and cookies from A Sweet Affair Bakery. Our residents had a fun time, especially the little ones!

Additionally, we will be presenting a lucky resident a great raffle gift basket very soon! Look back here to see who is the winner is!

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