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5 Habits Productive People Use To Get The Important Stuff Done

5 Habits Productive People Use To Get The Important Stuff Done

Productivity comes from the inside out. If you’re feeling stuck in a productivity slump, you can find your way out of it to better use your time and get more done.

Here are five simple things that productive people do to accomplish more of what matters to them every day.


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1. They Know What They Want

Instead of waking up and seeing what happens, productive people start the day with a clear picture of what’s important to them and what they want to accomplish.

Being aware of their wants helps these productive people feel a sense of satisfaction at the end of the day that they have completed the work that matters most.


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2. They Assert Their Needs

Productive people don’t ask for permission to focus on their priorities, they just begin. That could look like starting in on their top project after a quick email check or even doing their own key work before looking at email at all.


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3. They Get Adequate Sleep

When you’re tired, it can be that much harder to get and stay motivated, especially when your work is challenging. Research shows that sufficient sleep can have a substantial impact on productivity and performance.

recognition of the importance of sleep, productive people know when they need to go to bed—and when they need to get up—for a restful night’s sleep.


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4. They Take Intentional Breaks

To perform at your highest level, you need to take regular, intentional breaks to recharge. When you’re doing high-intensity, focused work, you’re using up your cognitive resources.

These intentional breaks can help you be more productive, restore your motivation, and help you make better decisions and reach more creative results .


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5. They Choose To Say No

Even extremely productive people can’t do everything, so they realize that to get done what they want to do they need to say no to many requests that come their way.

In order to get the most done, productive people aren’t afraid to decline, defer, or delegate any items that aren’t aligned with their priorities.


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