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Only around 17 % of people are able to accurately estimate the passage of time.
Using the right tool can help by letting you know exactly how...
Taking scheduled breaks can actually help improve concentration.
Some research has shown that taking short breaks during long tasks helps you...
A manageable level of self-imposed stress can actually be helpful in terms of giving us focus and helping us meet our goals.
For open-ended tasks...
If you see a task or action that you know can be done in two minutes or less, do it immediately.
The average office worker spends over 31 hours each month in unproductive meetings.
Before booking your next meeting, ask yourself whether you can acco...
If you absolutely must have a meeting, there's some evidence that standing meetings (everyone stands) can result in increased group arousal, decreased territ...
Psychologists have found attempting to do several tasks at once can result in lost time and productivity.
Make a habit of committing to a single ...
This goes for any unexpected "bonus" time you may find on your hands.
Instead of Candy-Crushing or Facebooking, use that time to pound out some emails,...
It's common for entrepreneurs to get hung up on attempting to perfect a task.
It's better to complete the task and move it off your plate; if need be, ...
Using work time to exercise may actually help improve productivity.
If possible, build in set times during the week for taking a walk or going to the g...
Set aside time for responding to emails, but don't let them determine what your day is going to look like.
Have a plan of attack at the start of each day, an...
No one can be expected to resist the allure of an email, voicemail, or text notification.
During work hours, turn off your notifications, and ins...
Researchers at Florida State University have found elite performers (athletes, chess players, musicians, etc.) who work in intervals of no more than 90 minut...
Outfitting an office with aesthetically pleasing elements--like plants--can increase productivity by up to 15 percent.
Jazz up your office space ...
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To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.
We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude.
A good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.
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There is no "one size fits all schedule" for maximum productivity.
Because we all have particular strengths and weaknesses when it comes to time management and productivity, what works...
It involves planning out your day in advance and dedicating specific hours to accomplish specific tasks.
It’s important to block out both proactive blocks (when you focus on important tasks) and reactive blocks (when you allow time for requests and interruptions).
Instead of writing a big to-do list and trying to get it all done, determine the 1-3 tasks that are absolutely essential and then focus on those tasks during the day.
You don’t do anything else until you’ve completed the three essential tasks.
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If you are spending your time, energy, and attention on tasks that don't support your overall goal or priorities, it's time to re-evaluate.
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