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6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

Don't Check Emails In The Morning

If you check your emails, you're setting yourself up to react. An email comes in and suddenly you're giving your best hours to someone else's goals, not yours. You're not planning your day and prioritizing; you're letting your objectives be hijacked by whoever randomly decides to enter your inbox.

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6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

6 Subtle Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

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People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive.

People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive.

Tim Ferriss's tips for productivity

  1. Manage your moods: If you start the day calm it's easy to get the right things done and focus.
  2. Don't check email in the morning.
  3. Before you try to do it faster, ask whether it should be done at all.
  4. Focus in nothing more than eliminating distractions.
  5. Have personal system - productive people have a routine.
  6. Define your goals the night before.

Don't Check Emails In The Morning

If you check your emails, you're setting yourself up to react. An email comes in and suddenly you're giving your best hours to someone else's goals, not yours. You're not planning your day and prioritizing; you're letting your objectives be hijacked by whoever randomly decides to enter your inbox.

Do what is important

Want to be more productive? Don't ask how to make something more efficient until after you've asked "Do I need to do this at all?"

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Figure out your morning flow

Starting your day on a high note sets the tone for the rest of your day (or even week). 

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Take regular breaks

Not looking away from the computer doesn’t translate into productivity. A good way to boost your motivation throughout the day is to take small exercise breaks.

You can do anything from stretches to treadmill runs, just to get your blood flowing and boost your brain function by moving your body. It also sets the tone for a more energetic afternoon.

Write it all down

Mapping your goals in a visual way is key, as seeing them makes them more real. You’re more likely to follow through on your ideas if you pen them.

Write down your top priorities and designate ways and blocks of time to tackle them. Also minimize distractions (i.e., social media notifications, alarms, news alerts, etc.) to get these things done. 

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Trim the fat

Multitasking and directing your energy to unimportant tasks and activities will overwhelm and prevent you from being productive.

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Measure your results

To assist you with measuring results instead of time, keep done lists to feel more motivated and focused.

Have an attitude adjustment

We are more effective at work when we have a positive attitude. 

good attitude at work will help you set standards for your work and ensure that you're taking responsibility for yourself.

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