Working hard day and night without taking care or thinking about oneself does not make you a good employee. You may work day in and day out only to see that a colleague of yours who is working much lesser than you is hogging all the limelight. This is because he/she is doing the equal amount of work but in such a manner that it is consuming less time. Working for long hours and spending huge amount of energy in an inefficient way does not yield any result and doesn’t make you happy. We need to know how we can work by spending the minimum amount of energy but at the same time being the most efficient and innovative. Hard work combined with efficiency will help a person to go ahead in his work place.
Some simple but effective steps:
Efficient time management – Before beginning to work we should prioritize our work so that we complete our important tasks first and do not waste time on doing unnecessary tasks. Tasks may be not be as we want them but still we should focus on the priorities and finish them according to the stipulated time. Taking excessive time to finish the work assigned to you sets a negative impact about you. So buckle up and finish your work swiftly .
Knowing your capability – Everyone should know their own limitations and how much they can work and requires what amount of time. Multitasking sounds good but one should be capable to execute it properly. One should know how much work he can complete in the particular span of time. Do not over –burden yourself because you are the best judge of your own limits.
Stop comparing – Each and every person is different with their own set of qualities and flaws. So, one should be not be affected by peer pressure and instead of being jealous of others we should try to learn the positive qualities of other persons. One should always try to improve oneself rather than comparing oneself with others.
Take vacations – Working for endless hours doesn’t make you better than your colleagues rather it only increases the stress levels. Vacations are like a relief from the regular routine and it keeps one refreshed and provides new energy and zeal to work better in the future days. Vacations greatly help in reducing stress.