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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To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.
We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude.
A good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Focus more on the work that you actually enjoy doing.
You'll feel more fulfilled, inspired, challenged, and productive.
Our working memory, alertness, and concentration gradually improve a couple of hours after waking up, peaking at about mid-morning - our brain’s natural peak productivity period.
Take advantage of this state, by scheduling your most important work for this period. Focus on performing Deep Work, meaning you get to work free of distraction for a long period of time.
Don't dismiss breaks as "wasting time." They provide valuable down-time, which will enable you to think creatively and work effectively.
Try to take a five-minute break every hour or two.