It's about getting a handle on your time and keeping it tidy going forward.
The aim of a productivity purge is to reduce unnecessary repetition and improve your autopilot routines. You want to be in control of your schedule, not the other way around.
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“Autopilot is a growing problem. It has gone from being an evolutionary protection mechanism that stopped our brains overloading, to our default mode of operating whereby we sleep-walk into our choices. It has seeped into more and more areas of our lives and relationships making us feel out of control."
For best results, schedule your day around your energy. Observe your energy patterns, and work on high-value tasks when you are most active.
A pause creates space to start paying attention and ask yourself a few questions to access your results: Are you focused or distracted? Why?
It’s an opportunity to analyze every task or action, and identify items you can move around, delegate or even stop working on right away if they're not helping you get closer to your goals.
When you have a pre-existing routine, it’s easier to fit work into it when it arises.
If you’re working from home on a regular basis, it’s good to get into a habit of showering and getting dressed, because it provides some parameters that say, ‘Work day has begun!’
Of all the different things you can try to improve your productivity, a morning routine is one of the most effective:
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