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It’s about achieving maximum output, getting shit done, and not wasting time. Tools, apps, or hacks, don’t work if you lack the right mindset.
...to things that don't thrill you. When you think ‘meh’ about something, always say NO. That eliminates wasting time on shit that you're not excited about.
If something distracts you, eliminate it. Don’t think you’re immune to your distractions. Remove them.
Keep a simple work and living environment. A desk, a laptop, and a notebook. You don’t need any fluff.
With a cluttered brain, you can’t get stuff done.
Decisions fatigue your brain. And routines eliminate decisions. Which ultimately means more brainpower. Routines are not OCD — they are efficient.
Take that first hour to think about the day ahead of you, read a book, enjoy your breakfast, coffee or tea.
A smartphone’s primary function is to interrupt you. Don’t let other peop...
Ask yourself the question Is That Really Necessary? as often as you can. You will find that your answer is usually: Nope.
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Of all the different things you can try to improve your productivity, a morning routine is one of the most effective:
When it comes to productivity, getting enough sleep is essential. Any morning routine you develop needs to accommodate your sleeping rhythms.
And research indicates that 7-8 hours per day is a nearly universal requirement.
There isn’t one perfect routine that will make you rich and happy overnight. Instead, there’s different routines for different purposes: if you're focusing on health and fitness, starting with exercise or eating a healthy breakfast might go first. If you're working like crazy, getting straight to work on your most important tasks may be better than cluttering up my morning with different tasks.
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People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive.
If you check your emails first thing in the morning, **you're setting yourself up to react.
You're not planning your day and prioritizing, you're giving your best hours to someone else's goals, not yours.
We do it because it's the most visible form of productivity.
It is a way to prove to others that you are doing stuff and checking things off the list.
Hard work is necessary in order to be productive, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
At some point, you start to be negatively productive.
It means scheduling your time according to your natural rhythms:
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