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Do not put your smartphone on your work desk.
Even though turning off all notifications and turning the device to silent mode might eliminate distraction, havi...
You'll find yourself more focused and motivated. The key here is having lots of desk space where you could draw and write things on.
It takes d...
Ask yourself: “How can I alter and create a work environment to work towards my productivity?”
Put things that you currently focus on ...
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Organizing your tasks according to their difficulty level has only positive effects on your work. You will not only keep track of what has been done and what remains to be done, but you will also make sure that both difficult and easy tasks are being performed.
Carefully scheduling your daily program enables you to reach a better focus. As you plan your day, you should take care of dividing your tasks according to the available time. This way you will know from the beginning of the day what and when needs to be done, which will reduce considerably the time to make decisions, which is one of the main distractions when thinking to start a new task. Furthermore, including breaks in your schedule is almost essential, as these allow you to recharge your batteries and, therefore, work more efficiently afterwards.
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Two significant challenges are destroying our ability to focus.
Our biggest mistake is how we start the day. Instead of checking email on your phone, try a simple mindfulness practice when you wake up.
It can be quietly taking a few deep breaths or meditating for 20 to 30 minutes.
A common mistake is to fill your calendar with the wrong tasks.
A meeting can break your day into two pieces, each too small to do anything hard in.
Instead, take advantage of your body's natural rhythms. Focus on complex, creative tasks in the morning and schedule your meetings for the afternoon.
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Dreaming is a source of inspiration because your brain is working even when you’re asleep.
If you can’t seem to break through your brainstorming session, take a nap.
People who are concentrating too hard will sometimes block the creative processes necessary for problem-solving.
A drink or two might just help calm your brain.
Music can put you into a “mind-wandering” state that’s perfectly conducive to coming up with new and creative ideas.
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They’re really helpful resources.
Maybe your super organized co-worker will share the rules she sets up in her inbox. Or maybe try setting up a calendar with a neat co-worker that you ...
Every single item that you own should have a place, wether is a business card, a snack or an email.
This will reduce significantly the clutter of your life.
If you turn cleaning up into a game, you can make the process fun.
It may sound ridiculous, but this strategy really works, especially if you're a competitive person.
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90% of your daily decisions happen automatically, many shaped by your environment. Thus, most decisions are a habit, not a deliberate choice.
To make smarter choices, design smarter...
Design your life like a choice architect:
“First, never underestimate the power of inertia. Second, that power can be harnessed.”
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Accept that you have to put in place remote work systems, even if more than half of your employees ultimately revert to office-based work.
Intentionally design for the same interactions that would otherwise happen if people were in the office.
Your people need to feel your presence as a leader as they will have fewer opportunities to see you face to face when they work remotely.
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It is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don't do something about it.
It is also the one task that can have the greatest positiv...
"One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all".
Take out all the cards in your wallet and go through what is needed on a regular basis.
Get rid of your coffee loyalty cards, and any cards that are rarely needed put in in a safe place. The result is you have less to carry and getting to the card you need is easier.
Many things you are using your smartphone for are time fillers. You can read emails at home or at work. You need to plan for banking and google maps, most things you can live without.
Go back to basics and buy yourself a simple phone. Try it for one month and see how you go.
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