Stop trying to do 10 things a once! Changing tasks more than 10 times a day drops your IQ an average of 10 points. Get things done more effectively and efficiently by focusing on one task at a time.
Less is more when it comes to being productive during the workday. Stick to the basics for reaching productivity.
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Knock out your most challenging work when your brain is fresh.
If you have any busy work or meetings, save them for the afternoon. By scheduling your day this way, you’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage your time.
It's a big productivity killer to start your mornings by checking your email and you calendar.
This allows others to dictate what you accomplish. Start your day out right by ignoring your emails in the morning and getting in a good breakfast, reading the news, meditating, or working out.
This will ensure you’ve got the necessary fuel for a productive day.
Getting things done during your workday shouldn’t mean fitting in doing as much as possible in the sanctioned eight hours.
Do you really need those 30 tasks on your to-do list?
Doing less-is-more of an approach to your to-do list by only focusing on accomplishing things that matter.
You've probably developed a few productivity-ruining habits over the years.
Manage your distracting ways by creating a system.
For those of you who check your emails compulsively, plan a morning, afternoon, and evening time slot to manage your inbox.
Otherwise, you’ll get distracted from accomplishing more important goals throughout the day.
The ache in your brain after several long work hours should be your signal to take a break.
Since your brain has used up its glucose, give yourself a moment to refresh by going for a walk, grabbing lunch or a snack, or just meditating.
You’ll come back recharged and ready to achieve greater efficiency.
Only 20 percent of what you do each day produces 80 percent fo your results.
Eliminate the things that don’t matter during your workday -- they have a minimal effect on your overall productivity.
For example, break your next project down into steps and systematically remove tasks until you end up with the 20 percent that gets the 80 percent of results.
Email is a productivity killer and usually a distraction froms tasks that actually matter, don't fall into this productivity trap.
For example, people often copy multiple people on emails to get it off their plate, but this is a sign of laziness and actually distracts everyone else by creating noise against the tasks they’re trying to accomplish.
While no one like admitting it, sheer laziness is the No one Contributor to lost productivity.
In fact, a number of so-called time-saving methods, take meetings and emails for example, are actually just ways to get out of doing real work.
Place your focus on doing the things that matter most as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Not only does saying “thank you” constitute good manners, but showing appreciation can help you win new friends, according to a 2014 study published in Emotion . The study found that thanking a new acquaintance makes them more likely to seek an ongoing relationship. So whether you thank a stranger for holding the door or you send a quick thank-you note to that co-worker who helped you with a project, acknowledging other people’s contributions can lead to new opportunities.
Even though I was still very young, I took on multiple jobs to help earn money. The experience demonstrated to me the value of work. It also ingrained in me; waiting until college to gain experience and earn a living really sets you up poorly. The earlier you experience and understand the nuances of the working world, the more quickly you’ll be able to get ahead.
My late grandfather once told me to never chase the horizon beyond the one that you can see"
Walking through a doorway can make you forget. You'll walk from one room to another with a clear idea of whatever you need to do, but when you get there, you can't remember what you wanted to do. Studies show that a doorway seems to insert a mental divider into memory.
Our brains record memories in segments, rather than as a continuous event. Passing through a doorway triggers a pause between events and in that tiny pause, connective parts of memories can be lost.
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