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7 Productivity Mistakes You Are Probably Making Every Day - Productivityist
Today's guest post is by Gloria Kopp. Gloria is a digital marketer and a business consultant from Manville city. She is a content manager at Australian help. Gloria is a regular contributor to such websites as Engadget, Academized, HuffingtonPost, etc. Everyone wants to be more productive; that's why lists of productivity tips are so popular online.

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Avoiding Distracting Websites

There are many tools available that help you block out the rest of the internet while you work, but you can easily r...

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Reward Yourself

If you’re studying towards getting a scholarship, you may decide to reward yourself by stopping work for a day or so. This kind of r...

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Not Being Realistic

 There are limits to your personal productivity. You may have health issues. You have unique demands on your time. 

The bes...

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Thinking Multitasking Is Effective

When you’re tackling your to-do list, you’re probably trying to do more than one task at once. 

Recent research has shown how multitasking does not help you get mor...

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Delaying Harder Tasks

Doing the smaller tasks on your list first is often related to putting off the tasks you don’t want to do. 

Instead, tackle the hard task first. Get it done and out...

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Not Knowing When You Are Most Productive

Everyone has a time of day when they’re most productive.

Find your most productive hours of the day, and make the most of them. Once you have, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve...

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Not Delegating Your Work

Being productive doesn’t mean that you need to get everything done yourself. 

Go through all of your daily tasks, and see what you can delegate to others. ...

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Not saying No

First, say yes to your core values, then say no to the situation. Finally, say yes to the relationship.

A not-to-do list or some predefined phrases will help you to say no in unexpect...

Not respecting your calendar

Treat the meeting with yourself as it was a meeting with a third party. It’s only you who can act on your most important tasks with priority.

Make sure that you set up boundaries for yourself and for other people. Remember to communicate with them clearly.

Such a boundary can be that you leave your office at a certain time each day because your family is your priority. It doesn’t mean, of course, that you can’t work later in periods of high workload.

Multitasking

Ringing phones, text messages, reminders, pop-ups, social media, email.

There’re countless studies demonstrating that multitasking will hinder your work both in terms of quality and quantity. 

Resist the temptation to get in the loop and do one thing at a time.

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Multitasking

Those that do multitask the most are the worst at it.

Productivity is defined as, “having the power to produce.” By that definition, multitasking is the opposite of productivity becau...

Not Getting Enough Rest

  • When we get tired, we make mistakes, which means more time and money must be put into correcting those mistakes. 
  • When we get tired, it takes us longer to do things, costing more time and money to do something that could get done in less time if we were fully awake. 

Doing Everything Yourself

Either one of two problems: you don’t like delegating tasks, or you’re having trouble prioritizing which tasks deserve your time. 

Figure out which tasks deserve your time the most (or those tasks that you do best), and outsource something that’s of low priority. 

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Effectiveness Vs Efficiency

  • Effectiveness is goal orientation. It's picking something to do. This is doing the right things—picking a goal and doing that goal.
  • Efficiency is doing things in an economica...

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