Most of us struggle to be more productive in life. No matter how successful you are, there will be hard times that are unavoidable. And when we’re on a low tide, we always look for ways to get out of there and be more productive.
Here, we’re going to talk about things that require little to no effort on how to increase productivity and will help you unwittingly.
Listen to Music from Video Games
This may sound like bragging because we put this method at the top. But according to research, video game music surprisingly increases productivity. But if you know the basics of this music, it might come as no surprise since music for video games is produced with one goal in mind – keeping players focused on the game. So the music will be effective again even if you do other activities.
Video game music is designed to motivate players to focus on the game and to keep doing that activity for a longer period of time. This helps maintain a good rhythm in what you are doing and does not affect you in any way. The good thing is, video game music is also very easy to find. Just a Google search will give you thousands of free game soundtrack videos. So, turn on the Pokemon or Super Mario video game music if you’re bored!
Find cute animal photos
Searching for photos of cute puppies with Google search can increase your productivity according to research conducted in Japan. Research shows that people become more active, happy, and productive after seeing cute animals. It doesn’t have to be a puppy, and you can choose any animal you like. In addition to Google photos, YouTube can help you as effectively as videos of cute kittens and puppies.
Working with natural light
According to research, visible natural light is more capable of keeping you awake than artificial light. If your office is completely covered and there is no access to natural light, you will have a greater chance of getting exhausted compared to someone who works in an office with sufficient natural light. Even with an office that has access to natural light, you can take small walks outside when you feel outside your productive zone. Small walks can provide natural light as well as refresh the brain by taking you away from the work environment.
Afternoon naps are something that most of us avoid because they are seen as unproductive. But research has shown that afternoon naps can be a way to recharge. Afternoon naps will increase your energy level, focus, and ultimately productivity. But you have to remember how long this nap lasts. 10-20 afternoon breaks are the ideal duration and are healthy for the long term.
Make yellow your best friend
People are more concerned about creating a productive work environment in their homes these days than being productive. It’s fun to design your workspace as seen in the YouTube videos. And while you’re planning this, there are a few touches you can add to take it to the next level.
The first thing is to surround the work environment in yellow. Yellow is universally accepted as a ‘happy color’ and it turns out to be a ‘productive color’ too. But you also don’t make everything yellow because that will make it boring too. Too much of something – even if it’s a good thing – is not good either. You just need to add some yellow elements to the work area, like yellow plants, paintings, chairs, or even a keyboard. The choice is yours.
Even if you are someone who is very productive, there will always be room for improvement for everyone. And the ways to make it happen are also not difficult and you don’t have to go out to do it.