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Routines work

Routines work

Decisions fatigue your brain. And routines eliminate decisions. Which ultimately means more brainpower. Routines are not OCD — they are efficient. 

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Stop doing unnecessary things

Stop doing unnecessary things

Ask yourself the question Is That Really Necessary?  as often as you can. You will find that your answer is usually: Nope. 

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Productivity is a way of living

Productivity is a way of living

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.

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Say no

Say no

...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.

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Do important stuff in the morning

Do important stuff in the morning

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.

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Focus on 1 thing 

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.

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Keep it simple

Keep it simple

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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Willpower is overrated

Willpower is overrated

If something distracts you, eliminate it. Don’t think you’re immune to your distractions. Remove them.

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Turn Small Decisions Into Routines

Decision-making works like a muscle: as you use it over the course of the day, it gets too exhausted to function effectively.

One way to avoid this is to eliminate smaller decisions by turning them into routines.

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Routines reduce mental fatigue

They tell your brain what’s expected of it:

  • They reduce decision fatigue and that fight-or-flight stress that can get in the way of taking action.
  • They help you cultivate the “flow” state that leads to radical productivity.

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