Prioritize yourself

Prioritize yourself

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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Just like our muscles, studies show that our ability to make smart decisions gets worn down as the day goes on.

Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your mental muscles and willpower.

Wake up early

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.

Follow the 52-17 rule

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.

Get out

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.

Don’t multitask

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.

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Future career logic

The most important career logic of the past is becoming counterproductive. Many of us have been told the key to success was developing a specialization that allowed us to climb the professional ladder.

However, with the advancement in technology combined with increased uncertainty, the world is rapidly changing. In the future, being broad-minded is likely to be as important as expertise. The ability to connect the dots (generalists) is as important as the ability to make the dots (specialists).

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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 are a manager handling a team, your decision to not be physically present in the office can impact your coworkers and your own team. While pitching for the WFH request, you need to have the solutions ready on how to handle this challenge.

Ensure your manager that you are working towards a solution for the entire department and would be working with the team to ensure that the WFH model works for the entire department.

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