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Practicing productivity

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Fail small, not big

Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter.

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Meaningful Work

  1. Can I eliminate this task? Anything that we say no to today creates more time for us tomorrow.
  2. If I can’t eliminate this task, can I automate it? Online bill paying is one example.
  3. Can it be delegated, or can I teach someone else how to do this? We can find ourselves more resistant about delegating duties at work.
  4. Should I do this task now, or can I do it later? This strategy is called  “procrastinate on purpose.

Multiply your time by asking 4 questions about the stuff on your to-do list

ideas.ted.com

We'll never regret doing good work, once it is done, despite our initial resistance to it.

Sometimes, the simple act of showing up and having the courage to do the work, even in an average manner, is a victory worth celebrating.

5 Useful Reminders for When You Want to Give Up

jamesclear.com

  1. Start small: Get comfortable to let go of the need to be perfect from the beginning.
  2. Try an outside perspective: We're usually hard on ourselves, but not nearly as harsh with other people.
  3. Make a commitment to work on a project for a set period of time: Once the time is up, you're done, whether the project is perfect or not.
  4. Put all your perfectionistic tendencies towards areas that are truly important to you.

How To Be Your Most Productive Self: Let Go Of Being Perfect

blog.trello.com

Winning The Day

Instead of starting the day with a list of tasks to get done, start it by identifying 1-3 things that would make this day an absolute victory if you were to do them.

If you can get those done, it will be a big victory for your goals. And then look back on it at the end of the day and celebrate what you can.

Three Practices to Celebrate Your Day - zen habits

zenhabits.net

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