• How to Think Positive and Be More Productive

  • A University of Warwick study suggests that employees who are happy are, on average, about 12 percent more productive than their not-so-happy counterparts; some individuals in the study boosted their productivity by as much as 20 percent by embracing a positive attitude. It doesn’t take a study to confirm the fact that happy people are more likely to be focused on the tasks at hand, and this concept doesn’t have to be limited to your work life. Consider these awesome tricks to make life easier, happier and more productive.

    Celebrate Small Victories

    Take a moment to celebrate smaller tasks you accomplish throughout your day like getting a difficult report done or crossing a demanding task off your to-do list. Doing so triggers the release of endorphins, your body’s natural “feel good” hormones, which gives you the motivation to do the next thing on your list.

    Prioritize Your Daily Tasks

    Before you get started with your day, have a general idea of what you want to accomplish. If you have a series of work-related tasks to get done, prioritize those tasks. This way, you won’t feel overwhelmed, and you’ll be happy about getting the things that matter done.

    Know When to Ask for Help

    Increased productivity is great, but you’ll slow yourself down if you have an impossible laundry list of things to get done. Boost your happiness by knowing when to ask for help to get some stuff done or teaming up with a co-worker or friend to get things done faster.

    Have a Passion for What You’re Doing

    If you’re stuck in a job you absolutely hate, you’re not going to be very productive or happy. Take positive steps to steer yourself toward something you are truly passionate about. You may be surprised at how productive and happy you can be when you actually like what you’re doing.

    There are a lot of awesome things to do in life, so retain your happiness by finding a good work-life balance. Finding this balance will ultimately allow you to be more productive and happy.