Achieve engineering excellence without losing your mind 🤯
It took me more than 30 years to develop several routines that I believe have helped me appreciate each day more and boost my productivity as an engineer.
It is critical to focus on our mental well-being and create a positive mentality in our fast-paced, digitally linked environment.
You may retain a feeling of balance and improve your overall quality of life by adding a few easy activities into your daily routine. In this post, I will share some tactics I adopt for getting the day started well, increasing productivity at work, promoting healthy communication and establishing self-care boundaries.
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First of all, start the day nicely by eating a healthy breakfast and taking care of yourself before diving into the demands of technology.
DO NOT open Slack, Teams or Email inbox as soon as you wake up
Instead, enjoy the early morning hours, nurturing your body and mind. Have a nutritious breakfast, enjoying the tastes and calm moments. This intentional act of self-care may set the mood for the rest of the day. Surround yourself with plants and flowers, make you feel the warmth of nature 🌿. You can also listen to some of your favourite songs and begin only when you are ready.
Develop a technique for prioritizing activities
When you decide to start remember: prioritizing activities effectively is critical for minimizing stress and increasing productivity. Trying to handle numerous tasks at the same time can be stressful and unproductive.
You can give your full attention to one task at a time, resulting in higher-quality work and a sense of success. I personally utilize post-it notes and always keep my Remarkable tablet nearby; every time I cross out text describing a task or throw out a post-it, I feel satisfied and at the same time I know that a piece of work is done.
Manage difficult situations
Every day is different, and there will certainly be challenging situations that appear to have no way out. When this happens, when you are faced with a difficult situation or an issue, don't be afraid to ask for help.
Share your issues and struggles with trusted people. It can improve your attitude and well-being. Engaging in open discussions about your difficulties opens you to new views, ideas and potential solutions. Remember that you are not alone and that group support may make a huge difference.
When you are done you are done
After the end of the working day, it's critical to draw clear lines between your business and personal lives. Close your laptop and begin taking care of yourself. When feasible, disable alerts to allow you to entirely disconnect from work and focus on your well-being.
Exercises, hobbies, travelling, spending time with loved ones or simply resting are all things that will recharge your batteries 🔋.
You make space for restoration and self-care by actively creating this separation. Fostering mental wellness and embracing a positive mood require a holistic approach. You can develop a better attitude, enhance general well-being and embrace a happier, more balanced existence by putting these techniques into practice.
It works for me, let me know if it works for you. 💬