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Increase Productivity instead of working overtime ...

Increase Productivity instead of working overtime ...

The more you work, the less effective and productive you become over both the short and long term .

It’s important for us not to overwork ourselves and get enough sleep to maintain a high level of productivity.

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Use Automation for repetitive tasks ...

Use Automation for repetitive tasks . People always forgot time is money. They try to do repetitive tasks manually as it requires less efforts or money but it will cost you your valuable time . Instead of doing those repetitive task you can focus on more important work .

You don’t have to be able to code to automate your repetitive task. If you cannot build it, buy it.

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Take help when you need it ..

It’s important for us to realize we can seek help when we need it. Sometimes it’s impossible to do everything ourselves.

Instead of wasting time and energy on getting the things done all alone , take help from someone or a team so that you can focus on more important work .

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Don't say "yes" to everything ...

According to the Pareto principle, 20 percent of the effort produces 80 percent of the results; however, 20 percent of the results consumes 80 percent of the effort.

Stop saying "yes" to every task . Just focus on most important task that yield some result . Lower the activation energy for habits you want to adopt and raise it for habits you want to avoid.

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Stop being PERFECTIONIST ...

There is a robust correlation between increased perfectionism and decreased productivity.

So don't try to be perfect with everything because,

  • They spend more time than required on a task.
  • They procrastinate and wait for the perfect moment.
  • They miss the big picture while focusing too much on the small things.

Don't wait for the perfect moment , if you want to do something do it now .

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Stop working and take some time alone ...

When we are too focused on something, we’re essentially locking ourselves in a box which can end up being "COUNTERPRODUCTIVE" to our work or the results we’re chasing.

It’s important to walk away from work once in a while and have some alone time, which is good for the brain and spirit .

We often find the solutions we’re looking for when we’re not actively searching for them.

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Use DATA for decisions instead of GUESSING ...

Data gives your decisions a concrete base and people easily rely on your decisions and this helps in increasing your productivity .

But even if you can’t find data on a particular question you might have, it doesn’t take a lot of time to run a simple split test and examine your own results.

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Productivity is a deeply personal thing
We all have different brains and, therefore, different preferences, perspectives, and situations where we feel most effective. In order to find what works, you have to understand your own psychology.

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

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Working at Night

There is an inverse correlation between the number of hours we work and the effects it has on our lives.

Studies point out that 40% of people are working at night (after 10 PM.) The same studies show that knowledge workers are only productive for 2 hours and 48 minutes a day (working on their most important tasks).

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