Working for 12 hours a day or so sometimes can give you a 'bragging' right. "I didn't leave the office until 9 last night..." When really working the longest doesn't mean working the hardest.
Yes some days we do work longer than others, but on the whole by working a bit smarter hopefully we can be a whole lot more productive and avoid working too late.
I've picked out the top three ways (from 25) you can be more productive at work:
1. Stop checking your phone constantly: This is similar to an email notification, drawing your attention away from your task meaning you spend time getting back into your work flow. Set a time when you will check it instead.
2. Say no: Be realistic with your workload. Saying yes is friendly and nice, but it won't benefit anyone if you just don't have time to do a good quality job. Honestly explain what your capacity to help is.
3. Move away from perfection as your goal: It's important to strive for good quality always, but it will never be perfect across the board. Everyone will have a different opinion. You'll just end up wasting time on a project you could have spend elsewhere. You could set a time limit on a task to help you move on.
The dangers of sitting too much have been well publicised by now. “Sitting is the new smoking” has become the modern mantra, and office workers everywhere are finally realising that not moving during the day is doing their health no favours.