7 Simple Productivity Tips You Can Apply Today

7 Simple Productivity Tips You Can Apply Today
1.
Help someone today
It will make you happier and more productive
The people who help others out consistently not only feel happier, but are actually more successful. ----“Give and Take”
The “Five-Minute Favor”
Everyday
The 100 hour rule
One Year
2.
Develop a daily routine
Create an outline for how your day should look like for tomorrow and stick with it.
Schedule a few minutes to review the day
Don’t be angry with yourself when you fail
3.
Deal with something only once
Here are the 3 most important points to apply the “deal with it only once” today
Email
Meetings
Help requests
Deal with something once. Do it now. Then it’s off your mind, and you can fully focus on the next matter.
4.
Take a nap
The power nap is probably the most effective way to rejuvenate your brain
The optimal nap time, according to the study is 20-30 minutes.
The key to a great nap
Darken the room as much as you can
Set an alarm clock to sleep no longer than 30 min
Use a light blanket as your temperature drops slightly
Talk to your boss/co-workers beforehand to have them onboard
5.
Keep a journal with you at all times
Keeping a daily journal of what you got done, of what worries you and what inspired you.
One of the big reasons to keep a diary is to record small wins that otherwise might slip through your memory.
6.
Learn to use the word “no” more effectively
Being able to say “no” in an effective way, that doesn’t take up too much of our will-power is crucial.
Switching to “I don’t” whenever you want to say no, has shown to be one of the best ways to say no.
Hold yourself accountable with these points.
“I don’t drink”
“I don’t check email in the morning”
“I don’t go to bed after 11pm”
7.
Avoiding the snooze button once and for all
One of the world’s most unfortunate popular inventions is the snooze button.
Try and set your alarm a little later than you normally would, if you consistently hit the snooze button.
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