Your Productivity

A recent article, Ways You’re Letting Guilt Sabotage Your Work by Amanda Zantal-Wiener says that the things we DO or we DON’T do give us guilt feeling  and other negative feelings that can sabotage and impair our productivity. Guilt is epidemic and it it’s killing our productivity and the quality of our work.

Here are four ways we allow negative feelings kill our productivity.

You feel guilty when you take breaks frequently.

You’re anxious and feel guilty that your co-workers in team office space may think that you’re lazy and you’re not getting your work done on time. However, according to a research, the most productive people take a few-minute break every hour of work they put in.  

You’re shy to ask for help.

When you can’t do everything yourself or you don’t know about something, you feel insufficient and therefore feel guilty, but you are hesitant and feel shy to ask for help which can thwart your productivity. Bear in mind that the most productive people ask for help when they need it.

You feel inferior.

When we believe that someone is doing a better job than we are, we feel less valued and incomplete.  Squandering your precious time comparing yourself to others isn’t beneficial—it’s killing your productivity.

You’re experiencing the Zeigarnik Effect.

We feel guilty and inadequate because at the end of the day we focus on an unfinished job rather than on a completed one. On the other hand, the good thing about it is that, having an unfinished job can essentially improve the attention you put toward it later. Take breaks and step away from your work, let your unfinished job go until the next day.


Think and act positively to improve and boost your productivity.  Also, a well designed office space creates an atmosphere that exudes good vibes which helps promote productivity. YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

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