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This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week
The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in. Although this may be obvious based on people's mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact that most people hate their jobs - now there's loads of scientific evidence you can't ignore.

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Meaningful productivity

The best work happens in short intensive deep work spurts (1–3 hours, no distractions). 

Your best thinking  will actually happen while you’re away from your work, “recovering.” B...

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The first 3 hours of the day

...are your most precious for maximized productivity. 

Your brain is most attuned first thing in the morning, and so are your energy levels. Consequently, the best time to do your...

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The “90–90–1” rule

Spend the first 90 minutes of your workday on your #1 priority, nothing else. 

Zero distractions. Just get that work done.

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Protect your mornings

It means you are literally unreachable during certain hours. 

Don’t check your social media or email until after your 3 hours of deep work. And schedule all of your meetings for t...

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Integrating keystone habits

Integrating keystone habits

By integrating one “keystone habit,” like exercise or eating healthy, the positivity of that habit ripples into all other areas of your life, improving it.

Because are a s...

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Implementation intentions

Create a planned “if-then”response every time you’re either triggered or tempted to do something you don’t want to do.  

This can lead to better goal attainment, as we...

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“Recovering" from work

Recovery is the process of reducing or eliminating physical and psychological strain/stress caused by work. 

It is necessity for staying energetic, engaged, and healthy when facin...

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  • You must believe that you know how to achieve it (you have the proper methods). 
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Those half dozen skills which facilitate the development of other skills. They are foundational to living a life in alignment, to having confidence and clarity, and to becoming a powerful learner and leader.

Keystone habits

These are the habits that, once implemented, have a positive impact on many other facets of your life.

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“The power of a keystone habit draws from its ability to change your self-image. Basically anything can become a keystone habit if it has this power to make you see yourself in a different way.”

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Exercising regularly is perhaps the most impactful keystone habit you can implement.

When you take up exercising on a regular basis, you start eating healthy. And you start feeling good about your body. You procrastinate less and you get good sleep.

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