Researches have shown sleep might be the most important factor influencing our productivity. In fact, you’ll have a counter productive day at work and need to pick up the slack before bed. However, this situation raises an important question: If you’re going to stay up late working, how do you stay productive?
Below are some tips to help you concentrate on working at night:
Set a hard deadline.
Working on large goals with a tight deadline results in our best work and we will control our schedule with the deadline.
Deadlines are not put in place to make you rush, or work at lightning speed. They’re put in place to allow you to meticulous plan. If a deadline is forcing you to rush and you feel you’re running out of time, that’s poor planning or estimating on your part. It’s your responsibility to make sure that deadlines set to an achievable and attainable date. Planning will lead you to be smarter about allocating your time, forcing you to work harder to reach your goals.
This is the first step to focus on working at night.
Write down your goals
When you write down your aims and dreams, your motivation to achieve them increases. Because you put pen to paper, it’s as if you’re subconsciously giving yourself a command. And anytime you aren’t doing things your subconscious mind knows it must be doing, you’ll start to feel the pressure of what your mind is subtly suggesting you do.
So, before your long night, jot down the two to three most important tasks ahead of you for improved productivity.
Don’t work in your bedroom, avoid watching TV and cut off the wifi
Our bed, your television, and the Internet can attract us and make us forget to work. You can sleep easily if you work in your bedroom.
Our brains work best when we are focused on one thing at a time and giving the task at hand our complete attention.
Use the right kind of light
According to scientific studies, to make your body more alert during work you should be exposed to a strong light to trick you into sleeping even when your body is completely tired.
If you work at night, you need to open the white light as much as possible. The light will replace daylight and help fool your brain.
Especially, we can give ourselves an energy boost by looking at a blue light because the blue light help increases our awareness and giving us more energy.
Sit up straight when working and drink a cup of lemon tea
Many people will wonder, does the sitting posture have anything to do with the eye muscles and the brain to limit sleepiness at any time.
Here are three interesting things that happened once our posture changes:
For instance, when we sit up straight, we are more likely to remember positive memories or think of something positive.
Another penetration was that if we skip during breaks, we can significantly increase our energy levels. A slow, slumped walk on the other hand, can do the exact opposite and drain us most of our energy.
Also, drink a cup of tea will help you more conscious to focus on working.
Have a little break between working time
After about 25 minutes of working, we need to have a break for 5 minutes. At that time, we can watch some funny videos or listen to music.
We should not forget to drink water during working.
We hope that the above tips will be helpful to you to concentrate on working at night!