You don’t have to get to Inbox Zero every day, week, or month. You don’t have to get there ever. You don’t have to read every tweet in your feed, nor do you have to respond to every mention. Select fewer things to respond to, be more mindful of the ones you do, and read the full Lifehacker post, The Not-Do List: 9 Things You Need To Stop Doing.
Work on one thing at a time. Forget multitasking. Not only will you be more efficient, but you’ll produce better work. It’s like magic. (via HBR)
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At some point, every day, you have to say to yourself, “no more work.” This eliminates anxiety, and helps you relax better. (via PsychologyToday)
What’s stopping you from getting things done? Whether it’s something you hate doing but just have to, or something you really want to do that seems to0 big to start, putting in 10 minutes will help get the productivity ball rolling. This hack is especially useful in the mornings: force yourself to work for 10 minutes before you do anything else (go to the gym, have breakfast, etc.) and it will trick your brain into work-mode for the rest of the day. (via Lifehacker)
Work in 60 to 90 minute chunks, on one thing at a time, then take a break. Repeat until successful/fulfilled. (via HBR)
80% of your output comes from 20% of your input, or 20% of your causes lead to 80% of your results. Trim the fat. There are lots of instances, implications, and guidelines to this rule; check out the resources for the rule on Lifehack.org, 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity (80/20 is tip #6).
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