Keeping an edge in your workplace is a psychological aspect of work. It is basically prepping the mind and conditioning it to respond to the perceived needs and adjustments that has to be made before, after, and during working. but it is not as easy as it sounds because in this process of becoming the best one of the worst enemies that one can have is not their co-workers but their own selves, thus it makes it twice the struggle, but the rewards in it is much bigger both personally and professionally. So here are some of the tricks to keep you the sharpest tool in the shed.
Always keep your eye on the goal of being productive. Yes, this is the hardest part because you have to exert that much needed extra effort to pull yourself together and push yourself up another hill of tasks just to keep ahead and stay ahead. But in doing this you have to make sure that you will be doing your own tasks and not the tasks designated to other people, because if you do theirs what happens is that they might take credit for a hard work you have exerted and you do not want that.
Stay motivated in the thing and the mission that you put yourself into. Motivation gives you the fuel to push hard towards that what you aim to achieve or get in the process of working. So, you must discipline yourself to stay motivated in that task you have committed yourself into. Having a high motivated mindset also indirectly affects workplace morale that uplifts positive atmosphere in the workplace and help maintain a healthy well-being workplace in the company.
Take a Breather
When you are tired in the middle of work, then do not be shy in taking a breather in between tasks. This practice actually helps promote more productive in the workplace by keeping a steady flow of zest and workplace energy in each and every employee. Some companies use the policy of coffee breaks and utilize the use of faculty lounge to help balance and maintain the energy and minimize stress in the workplace. The condiments and snacks that are available for the workers are actually a big help in helping them combat stress and pressure.
Use your Vacation and Sick Leave
Always use your vacation and sick leave if it needs be used. Do not be timid in exercising your right in using these because it is in your right as an employed human being to take a rest if you are not feeling well. There are even some protests in today’s issue of Pandemic that companies should revisit their policy for sick and vacation leave especially if an employee has a contagious disease. Nevertheless, everyone is entitled to take a sick leave if they cannot function properly under the state, they are in.
In the big picture is summarizes that an employee should take care of themselves first because it is their first resource that they have in accomplishing the tasks and goals for the company.