The first thing that you have to take care of, when it comes to become more efficient, is your lifestyle. If you want to be more efficient you should start by having a healthy life, meaning sleep the right amount of hours per day, in order to be well rested and able to give your best in the office, exercise in order to clear your mind, motivate yourself and plan your own goals, in order to see how you advance. It will make you have a good mood and face your daily work in a better way.
The second aspect you have to keep in mind is what you want to achieve. When you are in the office, first of all, you have to schedule everything that you have to do both in a short and a long term. When you have a list of the tasks that have to be done, reorder them according to the priority that you want to give. After having done your list, you have to be sure that you have all the tools that you need to do your job properly, you also have to tidy your workplace. If your workplace is not tidy, you will waste a lot of time searching what specific tool you need, thus you should have the tools that you use the most, near you and the rest of them should be in their place. If you do that, every time that you need to use something, you will know exactly where it is and you will save time.
Furthermore, it is very important to do small breaks in order to not get frustrated. The breaks will help you rest your mind, but be careful, too many breaks may reduce your productivity. Also, what is important to keep in mind is that you should avoid anything that may distract you from your work, as the mobile phone or your personal email. During the working hours you should stay focused to your work and not take care of any personal business. Wait until you are finished with your daily work to make personal phone calls or send private emails.
The third and last thing that can help you to become more efficient at work, is related to how you do your job. You have to know how to separate what is important and what is not. Try to delegate all those little things that you have to do but are not related to your main goal. They will just waste your time and at the end of the day you will not have time for the real important work. You can also delegate some work that has to be done, but is not that important. Remember, also, to split your biggest responsibilities in small pieces in order to be able to focus exactly in what has to be done and to have the better possible result. Last but not least, try to have the best relation possible with your co workers and don’t bring to the office the trouble that you may have out of it.