In this post you’ll learn about the 3 of the most important work habits you can apply today.
Work is the area of life we spend a big part of our day to day lives at. It is also area of life from which the money we need for our expenses comes from and for the ones who own their own businesses, it is also the part of the day, where dreams are made. So, it’s a no-brainer, that since habits are what we are made of, that knowing and cultivating the best ones at work is very important.
Important work habits
The application of the best work habits, not only makes life easier in terms of replacing the most stressful decisions for pre-programmed rules, but they also help with productivity. Below are three of the most important work habits everybody should start implementing today.
1. Focus on the one thing
On the book ” The one thing” by Gary Keller, the author guides the reader to ask himself/herself the following question on the beginning of each day: “What is the one thing, such that by doing it everything else will be easier on unnecessary?”. This question forces us to eliminate the not so important actions for the day, and focus on the one thing that will probably have the greatest impact on the pursuit of the bigger goal.
2. Work for at least 3 hours without interruption
This one comes from the book “Deep Work” by Cal Newport. Constant interruptions during the day are one of the things that decreases the overall level of productivity. It is When we focus on work for long chunks of time, that we actually get to have things done as well as we get in the famous state known as ” The zone”. As mentioned on the book “The rise of superman” by Steven Kotler, interruption of the state of flow usually require 15 minutes or more to get back to it. This is IF we get back to it. The benefits of tapping into the state are vast, and go from: an increase in creativity and problem solving, to a greater level of engagement at work and overall happiness with our lives. To be able to do that, one has to create an environment that allows him to work without interruption.
3. Be consistent
Consistency is another powerful habit to create. The reason for that is the fact that it is through consistency that one can form and maintain new habits. According to research by the University college London, it takes approximately 66 days to form a new habit. So, with a minimum amount of consistency, we can establish new life changing and life lasting work habits.
Another reason is that sometimes, on our way to achieving the big picture goal, some of the work has to be done over and over again in order to get what we want. Just like exercising, working well once is good, but the benefits/results compound over time.
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