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Don’t check your email or anything else that is going to dictate your behavior.
If you start your day by checking and replying to emails, it means you'll just react as new things come ...
Most of us get 80% of results from 20% of the work we do. So focus on that 20%.
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You have 2-2.5 hours of peak productivity every day. You may actually be 30% more effective at that time. For most of us, this happens in the morning.
Those are the hours when you s...
One way to use habits to fight procrastination is to develop a habitualized response to starting.
Maybe getting that cup of coffee is the signal that you’re getting down to business.
If you know you can’t do that scary thing right now, do not turn to social media or video games.
Tell yourself it’s okay to avoid it — as long as you’re doing the #2 thing on your to...
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Research shows that 2.5 to 4 hours after waking is when your brain is sharpest. Early morning is also when you’re most disciplined.
Do the work of your choice early in the day.
When the afternoon brain fog hits, it's often just because of our natural circadian rhythm.
First, take a break. Get a snack or a power nap if you can.
What you need next is a mini-version of your morning ritual. Review your goals and the progress you’ve made this morning. Nothing is more motivating than progress.
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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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