How to Increase Productivity in a Manufacturing Workplace

How to Increase Productivity in a Manufacturing Workplace

Stress

The workplace can be a very stressful environment right, the pressure to over-deliver with constantly rising expectations from your boss or from your client or the lack of control over your own work or the way your work should be done. Okay, we can understand that a little bit of stress is normal. It can be healthy sometimes but when the stress you experience at work starts to impact your personal life, this is not okay.

Today, we’re going to reduce your stress at work. So that we can hang out together twice a week. If you think you experience stress at work, let me know in the comment section below and write “stress”. First, if you feel discomfort at work, we need to make sure it’s stress-related.

Thinking

I don’t want to spend time presenting solutions to stress if what you experience is not really stressful. It wouldn’t make sense. Right? It would not really help. So what are the symptoms you’re experiencing? Are you feeling anxious, irritable, kind of depressed? Do you feel fatigued or do you have problems sleeping or maybe trouble focusing? Do you experience any headaches or stomach issues? I want to get things straight.

So everything i’m going to talk about is based on my own experience. If you really feel like heavy stress may be close to burnout. You should definitely see a doctor but if you experience some of these symptoms, you definitely need to keep reading as i’ll show you five ways to reduce stress. The first thing to do is to evacuate your stress with physical activity. Make sure you take some time in your calendar for daily exercise.

Stress level

Even if you tell me, “hugo, i don’t have time. I have so much to do”. First of all, you know me, you know i won’t believe you on this but second of all, i promise you that these 30 minutes that you take at the beginning of the day will make you achieve much more within that day and you will be more focused and more productive and i promise just doing this already will change so much in your routine and stress level and i don’t necessarily talk about hitting the gym and lift the weight.

Just 30 minutes of moderate activity. It’s as easy as walking or running or anything that will lift your heartbeat up will be good for you. Its basic neurochemistry exercise reduces adrenaline and cortisol levels, which are your body’s stress hormones. But it also releases the production of endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers and mood elevators hormones.

Acids

As a result, you will raise your confidence level much needed when feeling stressed. The second strategy to reduce stress is to look at what’s on your plate and i’m not talking at this point. At what’s on your plate. It’s different. Reduce sugar and refined carbs intake which give you peaks and crashes when it comes to energy levels also reduce caffeine. It can get you too excited and stimulate your stress.

Also it more omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, walnuts, or anchovies. Very good to reduce the effects of stress as it reduces the damage caused by cortisol, the stress hormone. Also, do you smoke? You know what i’m going to say and it’s not even stress-related. Joke aside, nicotine is a stimulant, and reducing nicotine intake will help reduce your stress level as well. The third tip to reduce stress in the workplace is to actually sleep better.

Brains Potential

The better rested you are, the better position you are in to tackle stressful situations in the workplace. If you don’t sleep enough your brain doesn’t have the time to recover and to perform at its best potential and when we talk about brains potential we are talking about your brain’s ability to be creative, to be positive, focused, and productive. You can do simple things to improve your sleep like going to bed and waking up at very strict hours.

Having a nighttime routine to prepare your body to fall asleep. This includes turning off screens one hour before going to bed for example. I don’t know if you noticed but at this point, we haven’t even talked about organizational tips or strategies to make you less stressed.

There is a reason for that and the reason is simple. When you have healthy habits, you are more in control of how you react to events in your life and you shut the door to stress more easily. That’s as simple as that. The fourth tip is to prioritize and organize your work.

The more you will plan and will be in control of your schedule, the less you will leave room for improvisation and the stress that comes with it. I strongly recommend reading the “urgent important matrix” article that is going to pop up right here, to learn how to make the distinction between what is important and what is urgent. This will allow you to prioritize your activities and spend more time on the more fulfilling tasks that are more aligned to your goals. Also do not overcommit to deadlines that would put unnecessary pressure on you and that could create additional and unnecessary stress.

 

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