1. Have a single purpose. - Deepstash
1. Have a single purpose.

1. Have a single purpose.

“Focus on what matters most”. When we prioritise one single thing at a time it is easier to manage and complete to a good standard, instead of spreading our efforts over multiple endeavours. It is now proven that multi tasking is a passè.

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4. Productivity rituals

Get a system going. Curate your own daily routine. We can reach great breakthroughs with a daily routine. There is magic in our daily routine.

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Get up early.

If you wake up early, you will get more time to get things done in a day. It also requires some time management skills. Waking up at least an hour before we start working helps us to prepare and enrich ourselves before we start to give to the world.

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3. Set time limits for meetings

This creates a more productive flow, allowing more things to be handled whilst also allowing time for multiple different subjects to be addressed.

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2. Cut out distractions

Eliminate as much as unnecessary distractions as possible. While working, put the phone on aeroplane mode or if feasible, keep the phone in another room. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits calls this as priming the environment as to boost productivity.

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  • Procrastinating on tasks—both small, nagging ones and large, challenging ones
  • Boring work that needs just to get done
  • Responding to email and other messages while working
  • Staying motivated and energized throughout the entire work day
  • Focusing and finishing the most important projects on their plates
  1. Focus on most important tasks first
  2. Cultivate deep work
  3. Keep a distraction list to stay focused
  4. Use the Eisenhower Matrix to identify long-term priorities
  5. Use the 80/20 rule
  6. Break tasks into smaller pieces
  7. Take breaks
  8. Make fewer decisions
  9. Eliminate inefficient communication
  10. Find repeatable shortcuts
  11. Learn from successes as well as mistakes
  12. Plan for when things go wrong
  13. Work before you get motivated or inspired
  14. Don’t multitask
  15. Fill the tank — recharge
  16. Sharpen the axe
  17. Manage your energy (not just time)
  18. Get better at saying “no”

Laura Earnest of Whole Life Productivity  had this to say on the importance of prioritization as a productivity habit:

“Let me say that I distinguish between efficient and effective, but that both are needed for peak productivity. Efficient is doing things right and effective is doing the right things. So the most productive people work on the high value tasks, making sure that how they are doing those tasks is the best way.

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We do it because it's the most visible form of productivity.

It is a way to prove to others that you are doing stuff and checking things off the list.

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