Trim the fat

Trim the fat

Multitasking and directing your energy to unimportant tasks and activities will overwhelm and prevent you from being productive.

Focus on your 3 to 5 most urgent tasks on your to-do-list. Focus on one task at a time.

At least one of your Most Important Tasks should be related to your goals.

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Time Management

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To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.

Communication skills

Strengthen your communication skills to eliminate unnecessary rework and wasted time from misunderstandings.

Stay on one topic when communicating. Don't add too much information since it might confuse the recipient.

We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude. 

good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.

"If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do."

We are more energized to do a task when the task has a shorter timeframe to complete. Impose shorter deadlines for your tasks.

People can't multitask very well. they're simply shifting their attention from one task to another very quickly.

Instead of multitasking, take a breather and then go back to focus on the one thing that needs to get done right now. Once that's done, move on to the next task.

Focus more on the work that you actually enjoy doing.

You'll feel more fulfilled, inspired, challenged, and productive.

The secret to getting more things done is to make them automatic.

Automate tasks so you do not have to spend energy and self-discipline with unnecessary decisions.

Relieve stress

The most effective stress-relief strategies are exercising, praying, reading, listening to music, spending time with friends or family, getting a massage, going outside for a walk, meditating, doing a creative hobby.

Another effective stress management technique is to plan ahead. 

We can carry out tasks faster if we can work on autopilot.

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Systems are the best way to progress since they reward effort and we control all the variables. However, we need to have a sense of direction in those efforts, to know what we are trying to accomplish.

Writing daily with no objective is just practice. If you want to achieve something, you need to commit to a certain output, like publishing a post on your blog weekly. At the end of the day, a system is a way to control how to achieve an output.

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Mindfulness at work

Means being consciously present in what you’re doing, while you’re doing it, as well as managing your mental and emotional state. 

If you’re writing a report, mindfulness requires you to give that your full attention.

10 Ways to Be More Mindful at Work

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Hurry sickness is a behaviour pattern

It is characterised by continuous rushing and a sense of urgency, even if there is no need for it. You may be racing to cross items off your to-do list, multi-tasking, or feeling agitated if you are slowed down.

Hurry sickness is part of the broader Type A personality complex, according to professor John Schaubroeck. If you are always in a hurry, you're also likely to be driven to achieve small outcomes, be competitive, and impatient.

Signs You're Dealing With 'Hurry Sickness' (And What To Do About It)

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