Bright rooms increase concentration
Dark rooms make unproductive
Winter approaches and the darkest season starts. Day by day we get less daylight. In the afternoon or in evening, many people find it increasingly difficult to stay focused and work productively. This is neither profitable for the company nor pleasant for the employees.
We present you today our TOP 6 tips to avoid winter fatigue.
Trick 1: Regelmäßige Pausen einlegen Trick 1: Take regular breaks
Ein simpler, aber wirkungsvoller Trick gegen Müdigkeit ist es, regelmäßige Pausen in Ihren Arbeitstag einzubauen. Je später die Stunde, umso wichtiger werden die kurzen Auszeiten. Bereits fünf Minuten pro Stunde können völlig ausreichend sein, um Ihnen neue Konzentration zu schenken und dadurch Ihre Produktivität wieder zu erhöhen. A simple but effective trick against fatigue is to build regular breaks into your workday. In the afternoon, it is more important to make short breaks. Just five minutes an hour could be enough to give you new concentration and thereby increase your productivity again.
Trick 2: Take a power nap
Power napping can do small miracles when you are tired. We’re not talking about the hour-long nap from which you don’t really wake up for the rest of the day. Instead, lie back in your chair, close your eyes for ten minutes and sink into a short doze.
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Trick 3: promote circulation with movement
Instead of a power nap, you can also avoid fatigue with exercises. This gets the circulation going, gets blood circulation in the brain and this increases your concentration again as well as productivity. Take small exercises that you can do at work – sometimes even while sitting, or a quick walk to the neighbour office to see a colleague or employee with whom you also have to discuss something.
Trick 4: Listen to the right music
The right background music can work wonders in many areas of life. Because some music is motivating and others relaxing. So if you find the right music for you in the early winter evenings, it can fight your fatigue and thereby increase productivity and happiness.
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Trick 5: Save the simplest tasks
Most people make the mistake of checking their email or doing other simple tasks early in the morning because they consider them important or want to start the day “slowly”. But your brain is in top form in the morning hours. Therefore, do the most important and difficult tasks of the day immediately after the first cup of coffee or the first black tea. Then you can take it easy as soon as it gets dark outside and your concentration dwindles. At this point in time, the smaller tasks can be productively implemented despite the shortage.
Trick 6: Office with Vocil light ceiling
Everything in the office has been completely renovated and possibly even refurnished to increase productivity, but the lighting wasn’t considered? Bright rooms in particular increase alertness and concentration, and dark rooms make you and your employees tired, sluggish or even unproductive. We recommend that you equip the offices with luminous ceilings. The better and brighter illumination of the premises not only increases productivity in the evening hours, but also helps against any possible winter blues.
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