We all have our lazy days where we just wanted to lay down in our bed, hugging our pillow. We sometimes lack enthusiasm in doing the tasks that we will be having during the day. Almost all of us experience these kinds of dilemmas wherein we feel like dragging ourselves just to go to work. If we’re always like this, chances are, we will never completely productive for the whole day. Here are some of the tips that you can follow for you to be able to stay productive in your lazy days most especially if you’re working abroad.
Have enough hours of sleep
The recommended hours of sleep should be eight hours. As what the National Sleep Foundation published on their website, there are age-specific recommended sleep durations based on a rigorous, systematic review of the world scientific literature relating sleep duration to health, performance and safety. The said professional organization developed these scientifically grounded guidelines on the amount of sleep that we need each night to improve our sleep health.
Our mood affects how we do our daily tasks. Whether we deny it or not, usually, our mood has the capacity to influence the way we work on things. For example, if you’re happy, there’s a huge possibility that you will be able to finish your tasks effectively than when you’re not in your best mood. Aside from that, having enough hours of sleep also helps improve our memory, lowers the stress level, and improves our concentration for a clearer thinking.
How to motivate yourself when you feel like you don’t want to finish your task for today? Ask yourself why are you working? Is it because you wanted to buy that pink dress or simply because you love that job? There are some factors that could help you enthused without forcing yourself. Revive that old playlist that you used to play when you’re still studying for your finals. Those inspirational songs will not just help you boost your productivity but will surely help you remember all your hardships back then, the main reasons why you are what you are right now.
You can also consider rewarding yourself whenever you have achieved or gained something and punish yourself whenever you didn’t reach the desired number of tasks needed to be done. How to make this possible? Buying that pink dress to yourself will be your reward for yourself if you’ve finished your tasks and if ever you failed to do your tasks, you can punish yourself just by excluding that pink dress from your lists of things you need to buy. One of the great things that could make you feel inspired is when you get to see your family that you really miss since you’re working abroad.