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Do Your Most Dreaded Task First

Do Your Most Dreaded Task First

Every one of us has one or more tasks on our to-do list that we dread doing.

Do it first thing. Writer Michael Hyatt talks about slaying your dragons before breakfast—there’s nothing more motivating for the rest of your day than crossing that monster off your list first thing in the morning.

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Uncompleted commitments take up psychic energy, each one making you just the tiniest bit more tired, more distracted, and therefore less productive.

Evaluate that to-do list carefully. What tasks could someone else do, thereby freeing you up to focus on the things only you can do?

Before leaving your workspace, or before going to bed, take 10 minutes to look over the next day’s commitments.

If the demands of your day include routine tasks, try to group similar tasks and schedule certain times during the day to knock them out.

Exercise makes you healthier, so be sure to get some exercise every day.

There are countless studies confirming the importance of breakfast for maintaining our health.

There’s a limit to how long anybody can devote deep focus to a task.

One of the major productivity killers is the distraction of constant interruptions: emails, phone calls, people appearing at your door…

When someone calls or appears at your door with a request for your participation in some activity, take a breath and consider whether it fits into your own priorities 

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Most of us working professionals have experienced or seen in our offices. We all have that one colleague or boss who has made it really tough for us to survive in our workplaces. And the most frustrating fact about it is that you can’t escape it — it’s everywhere!

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