Keep a simple work and living environment. A desk, a laptop, and a notebook. You don’t need any fluff.
With a cluttered brain, you can’t get stuff done.
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It’s about achieving maximum output, getting shit done, and not wasting time. Tools, apps, or hacks, don’t work if you lack the right mindset.
...to things that don't thrill you. When you think ‘meh’ about something, always say NO. That eliminates wasting time on shit that you're not excited about.
If something distracts you, eliminate it. Don’t think you’re immune to your distractions. Remove them.
Decisions fatigue your brain. And routines eliminate decisions. Which ultimately means more brainpower. Routines are not OCD — they are efficient.
Take that first hour to think about the day ahead of you, read a book, enjoy your breakfast, coffee or tea.
A smartphone’s primary function is to interrupt you. Don’t let other people or apps interrupt you during the first hour of your day.
Ask yourself the question Is That Really Necessary? as often as you can. You will find that your answer is usually: Nope.
If you have recurring tasks, try to do as much of the same thing on one day, so that nothing else gets in the way.
Of all the different things you can try to improve your productivity, a morning routine is one of the most effective:
People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive.
If you’re not sure about a request of your time, start with no.
Yes is your default response when you feel guilty. It’s your time you’re giving up. Don’t feel guilty.