How to schedule your day for maximum success, according to science
Our brains need regular breaks to keep functioning at a high capacity.
A glut of research shows that you should take breaks when you can to reap benefits and avoid burnout. The average time to work productively is 52 minutes of work followed by 17 minutes of rest.
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Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your mental muscles and willpower.
People who wake up early are able to be more proactive and take charge of their life.
Waking up early will leave you with ample time to prepare for your day ahead and take advantage of healthy morning routines.
If you find yourself stuck in a rut, consider pairing your strategic breaks with a trip outside.
Science reveals that outdoor time fires up new brain synapses and enhances creative thinking.
Multitasking detracts from the work quality of everything you’re doing.
Put your sole attention towards the most important tasks, and it’ll ensure they’re done with efficiency.
People who have difficulty saying “no” experience higher stress, burnout rates and the inability to focus.
Make those around you aware of what you’re prioritizing. Planning strategically will create a more streamlined and successful life.
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Unless your job demands otherwise, deal with email at the end of the day.
Less energy at the end of the day makes you less tempted to overcommit to incoming requests.
With this strategy, you won’t waste time checking emails constantly throughout the day.
Instead, you’ll establish an end-of-day email routine. Research found that people who check their emails three times a day respond to the same amount of emails 20 percent faster than those who constantly respond to messages as they came in.
... if you’re just receiving several emails a day. Otherwise, strive to empty your inbox out once a week.
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