How to stay productive in your job search during the long hot sunny days…Blogs
We all know in 20+ degree heat all you want to do is lie in a park all day and soak in the sun and so staying focused on your graduate job search can be difficult.
Here are a few tips to keep your graduate job search on track…
Get up Early
For a lot of us, this may be the most difficult one to do, but getting up as early as possible after a good night's sleep puts you at a significant advantage. Many of us are at our most sharp and receptive in the morning, and so use the early hours to turn to creative projects, or getting a head start on that day's work. By getting into a routine of getting up early, you'll discover that you're completing big tasks earlier, taking the stress off your plate for the rest of the day. Getting up early also helps improve your concentration levels.
Eat and exercise in the morning
As mentioned, mornings are often the best time of the day when it comes to being productive, so how can we make the most of the AM? First and foremost, don't skip breakfast - it's the most important meal of the day for a reason! Your body has been resting all night and needs the fuel to get it going again. Are you flagging by mid-afternoon? It could be that not preparing yourself with a morning meal is having an impact on your energy levels, and hampering your productivity. Successful people also find that the morning is the best time to go for a run, walk or any other form of exercise. Get that blood flowing!
Take time for yourself
Make sure you do go and lie in the park or whatever you like do to relax! You should not be applying for jobs constantly, it will tire you out.
So make sure you have time to do what you want to do, be it sport, a night out with friends. If you want to switch off for an evening but are still thinking about work, write down what you want to do at work the next day that way you're mentally prepared for it, but can concentrate on enjoying your night. Looking for a cheap day out check out: https://www.ansa.it/english/discount-codes/ for some great deals!
Write things down
Make a daily list of goals you want to achieve, not only will this help you focus on completing the tasks at hand. So alongside your daily list, make a list of goals you want to achieve longer-term, either in your job or within a year or five years. There are few things more satisfying than crossing things off a list.
Always make time for learning
Whether it's reading a book, listening to a podcast or just listening to a colleague, one of the best ways we can advance in our careers and lives is to always remain a student, receptive to new knowledge and new ideas. You never know where inspiration can strike from, and being open to learning means you're constantly sharpening your intellectual muscles. A more knowledgeable, curious you will lead to a more productive you. The above are just a few methods of sharpening our minds and bodies to make us better not just in our jobs but in our daily lives. Success needn't be built on riches or luck. We can all do the above to make us much more productive, and take inspiration from successes before us.
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