Minimize distractions

Minimizing or removing distractions is a great way to keep your productivity high, and it goes beyond just smartphones. 

The root cause is our emotional discomfort and a need to be distracted.

Plan your day calendar reflecting your values, and stay on the tasks at hand.

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Switch or change workplaces

People get tired of their surroundings and a spruce-up can boost their energy and creativity. 

Moving furniture or going to a fresh place can help your productivity.

Plan ahead for the week, month or year when you are energized and feeling motivated, for better results for getting stuff done.

The 4 methods to ignite productivity even when motivation is low:

  1. Plan ahead when energized
  2. Find a way to minimize distractions
  3. Get an outside motivator
  4. Change or switch workplace

If you can’t hold yourself accountable, it’s a good idea to bring in an outside influence.

An accountability partner forces you to acknowledge the ways you’re sabotaging yourself, take personal responsibility and complete that to-do list. 

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Introduce some greenery

One study found that workers in spaces with plants showed a 15 % higher productivity compared to those in plainer surroundings. 

Live plants also promote healthier indoor air, which research has shown has some effect on cognitive functioning in the workplace.

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Don't waste valuable energy

We can't waste valuable energy on mindless activities while putting off what matters most for later.

In business, wasting energy means working on low-value tasks, and thinking busywork is the same as productivity.

Segmenting your day

This is an essential aspect  of successfully preparing for your day: you separate your actions into small chunks and focus only on the mini-goals of each segment.

The alternative is thinking of everything you need to do. This can easily lead you to feeling overwhelmed and helpless.

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