It's Monday. Back to work. No one wants Monday to come because we're all likely dragging from the fun we had over the weekend. Monday is also a very unproductive day at work for many, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are a few tricks to be more productive at work.

Yahoo Health has come up with this list and for many, it's just the opposite of what we've been told all along.

Ditch Early

Yep. That's right. Sneak out the side door so you don't have to walk by your bosses office and head for the hills. That's because if we have a lot of time, we have a tendency to work slower, so set yourself a deadline that's a half an hour or an hour before when you're supposed to leave. If you know you're leaving early, you'll work way faster and leave less things undone.

Don't Multitask

For me that's like saying, "Don't breathe" because sometimes it's inescapable, but think about this: If you're doing a whole bunch of things at once, everything is going to suffer because your attention isn't focused on any one particular thing. You'll actually get more things done if you focus on one task and then move on to the next task.


It seems like every day this person and that person are touting the benefits of exercise. I hate that, but it turns out that exercising before work can help you be more productive at work. Exercise feeds your brain with oxygen and glucose and both of those can help you think better and keep your brain working throughout the day; especially if you do small things like a brisk five or ten minute walk every couple of hours.

Let Them Eat!

No, not cake this time. Sorry, but if you eat berries and other healthy snacks, you can improve your memory and coordination. Berries like strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries contain antioxidants that assist with healthy brain function. You should balance out the festival of berries with snacks that are high in protein like a few slices of cheese or a handful of nuts, otherwise you'll have a huge sugar crash later in the day.

How Do You Stay Productive At Work?