Before starting the day, ask yourself: What would I like to focus on today?
Reflect on a goal or task you would like to accomplish today. Anticipating being focused and engaged in your work can help you to realize that vision.
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People who are mentally prepared for and think about the upcoming workday have a better work experience because they start the day off more in touch with their work goals.
Reattaching to work can mean briefly reflecting just after leaving the house, while we’re on our commute, or when we sit at our desk before we begin working.
When you feel isolated and even overwhelmed by our work tasks and responsibilities, think about the people you can count on.
Ask yourself: Who are the people—both at work and in my personal life—who support me and my professional success?
When you're thinking about your work, ask yourself: Why does the work I do matter to me? How does my work impact the lives of others?
Reflecting on your answers to these questions allows you to become more in touch with your work goals and the motivating sense of purpose that you derive from work.
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.” By taking your mind off work and actually recovering, you’ll get creative breakthroughs related to your work.
End the workday by taking a minute to tidy your desk, save everything you’re working on, and close of all your tabs and windows. Make sure your work app notifications are automatically snoozed outside of work hours.
A physical and digital declutter will help your future self start the next morning focused and distraction-free.
Habits and work systems can produce the best return on your time.
Getting more work done is about knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done in order to maximize the little time you have every day.
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