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In today’s fast-paced digital age, you have the tools to accomplish more in less time. But on the flip side, there are countless distractions that drift your attention away from your work and waste your precious time. Learning to focus on the tasks at hand and not give in to distractions is one of the valuable skills in the 21st century. By learning these simple hacks, you can learn to manage those distractions and sky-rocket your productivity.

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Simple Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

Simple Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

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1. Beat Parkinson's Law:

this famous law states that:

Work expands to fill the time available for its completion,

It means, if you set three hours for writing an article, you will write it in three hours. And if you allocate a week for writing the same article, you will complete it in a week.

W...

2. Put Your Phone Out Of Your Sight

2. Put Your Phone Out Of Your Sight

Whenever your mind is resisting a difficult task, it will look for a distraction. Your smartphone is the perfect distraction.

Because your phone has the ability to distract your mind away from a difficult task to an endless stream of entertainment.

3. Stop Multitasking

There is no doubt that multitasking reduces the quality of your work.

If you have more than one passion, distribute them over seven days instead of 24 hours.

For example, you can do writing from Mon to Wed, graphic designing from Thu to Sat, and on Sun you can learn to play guitar.

4. Stop Social Media

4. Stop Social Media

If you know social media is interfering with your productivity, you should definitely give it a break.

Try a seven-day social-media-free challenge.

If you use special media, just for entertainment, then there are other less-distractive ways to get entertainm...

5. Get a Note-Taking App

5. Get a Note-Taking app

The importance of note-taking cannot be overstated.

To paraphrase David Allen, our mind is for creating ideas, not for storing them.

You need some sort of storage where all your ideas/notes will sit, so you don’t have to start from a blank page.

Yo...

6. The Ivy Lee Method​

This is how this method works:

  1. At the end of each day, write down the six most important tasks you need to accomplish tomorrow. tasks. Prioritize them in order of their importance.
  2. The next day, concentrate only on the first task. Only move to the second task when you have fini...

7. Morning vs Afternoon

7. Morning vs Afternoon

Do your most important tasks in the morning. Do less important things in the afternoon.

Tasks that require high mental energy, for example, creating a new spreadsheet, writing an article, etc should be done in the morning when your mind is fresh.

Set your...

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