There can be a lot of emotions when you get stagnant in your work in your job, they can be depression, anxiety, anger etc. Most of us come to the conclusion to change the job, but fail to realize that some problems are a permanent part of any and every job in the world.
These are actually not problems but are indicators of changing habits in us. Without realizing this fact, we sometimes quit a good job. It is not about introspection, it is all about developing good habits at the workplace. Well, how do you know you have bad workplace habits? You need not know about the bad habits, all you need to do is cultivate good working habits. Here are 7 handpicked workplace habits that you should start cultivating from now.
Record Your Ideas
The main reason for frustration or stagnancy at a workplace failing to give creative ideas or solutions to problems. You might be creative, but you probably are not taking a note of ideas striking your mind. Make sure you jot down each and every idea that comes to your mind, irrespective of the function or department. Putting ideas in one place helps you refer to them at times like meetings and sessions plus you have a record of everything that came to your mind.
Reading mostly is considered an academic activity and that is the reason most of us quit reading after college or at times even after school. In fact, reading is an academic activity, in the sense what is being read. Today we consume all kinds of information that may or may not be relevant to what we are doing. That means we are reading, but ‘reading’ here means, you should read the relevant things which could directly or indirectly help you grow professionally as well as personally.
They say “a sound mind is in a sound body” and science has been proving the truthfulness of this adage every day. Working out or pursuing a sport keeps us not only physically agile and fit but also makes us mentally deft.
Setting priorities is the first thing one should learn, it not only helps in our professional lives but also in our personal lives. There is a myriad of tasks in a job and most people fail to simply identify which ones are more important. Every task has to be done, but has a weight to it, assigning the weight is setting the priority of the task. Setting priorities also help to go in a structured way.
Keep Away from Distractions
There is something or the other added daily to distract us, today we have social media and smartphones. Distractions are one of widest reasons that hamper the productivity at the workplace and keeping away from distractions is quite difficult. You can start with an experiment to see what happens to the productivity when your work has your complete attention. For a day put away your phone probably in a drawer, only check it a couple of times through the day. The results would motivate you enough to keep away from distractions.
Skill Up Voluntarily
You can’t grow with the same set of skills, and if you would observe after a duration of time you have acquired a set of new skills. These new skills were probably the need of the job you were in and could not be ignored. Well, you can’t always be dependent on the mandate of a job to skill up. You should make deliberate attempts to acquire new skills.
Most of the things are lost because they are not understood. And most of the things which are not understood are not heard. In most official communications like meetings, one-to-one interactions and other oral communications people do not hear out what is being said. Most of us are eager to hop on the wagon with our perspective, and that too without listening to others. History is the witness that great leaders were not only fantastic orators but also amazing listeners.
These habits cannot be learned and practically implemented in a day’s time, set a roadmap and a timeframe to inculcate these habits. The results would help you in your professional as well as personal life.