Productivity Tip #31: Use Technology To Your Advantage

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This last productivity tip of the month focuses on technology. There are so many different gadgets that can help you understand yourself and how you use your time, and ultimately help you become more in tune with what you want out of life and focused on how to do it. And there are gadgets that …

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Productivity Tip #30 – Add More Productive Hours To Your Day

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This tip seems like a no-brainer, but so many people are wasting time. If you want to be more productive, add more productive hours into your day. The more time you make for productive things, the more productive you are – plain and simple. I first heard this tip from Brian Tracy talking about work …

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Productivity Tip #29: Take Real Breaks Throughout Your Day

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Some people can work 8 hours in a row and still be productive, but most of us can’t. We get mentally and physically tired, which affects how well and how fast we are able to get something done. As much as we would like to be robots, we are not. It’s important to take breaks …

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Productivity Tip #28: Create A Deadline For Everything

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In school, deadlines were the motivator to get things done. Of course, for many of us, it was the night before or the morning of when we finally got moving. But, nonetheless, deadlines were that big motivator that made us suddenly productive. As adults, we are mostly allowed to create our own deadlines, which some …

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Productivity Tip #27 – Believe In Yourself

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For over 10 years, I have written on a few different topics that I have a lot of experience with. However, sometimes I stop believing in my value, which affects my productivity. Because my goal is to provide value to other people and help them achieve things they want to achieve, I don’t want to …

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Productivity Tip #26 – Overcome Procrastination (Don’t Put This Off!)

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Productivity and procrastination are not friends, which is why it’s so important to overcome procrastination. The great thing about time is that there always seems to be more of it. If we don’t get something done now, we can do it tomorrow or the next day. That type of thinking can become habitual, though, and …

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Productivity Tip #25: Track Your Progress

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Can you really say how far you’ve come? Do you know what you’ve accomplished, exactly how much you’ve improved, and what you still need to work on? If not, you are probably not tracking your progress. Tracking your progress makes you more productive because you can clearly see what is working and what isn’t working. …

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Productivity Tip #24: Eliminate Distractions You Have Control Over

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Distractions are everywhere. Some of them you have no control over, but many of them you do. When something distracts you, it can take you anywhere from minutes to days to get back on track. That’s all wasted time that you can’t get back. If you can learn to eliminate distractions, you will find yourself …

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Productivity Tip #23: Make Exercise A Part Of Your Daily Routine

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We all know the benefits of exercise for health, but it is also good for productivity. If exercise is not a part of your daily routine, you may want to consider putting it up there as a priority. Aerobic Exercise Can Boost The Size Of Your Hippocampus In one study, done at the University of …

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Productivity Tip #22: Pick Your Social Network Wisely

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This is a really important productivity tip. The people in your life play a huge part in your productivity, so it’s very important to pay attention to your social life and what it’s doing to your thoughts, emotions, and motivation. And it’s not just about the people closest to you. It’s also about the people …

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Productivity Tip #21 – Take Time Off To Rejuvenate

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Sometimes life catches up to you and you need to take some time to rejuvenate your mind and body. If you don’t, the stress you are feeling is going to cloud your mind and slow down your body and affect your productivity. If you already feel stressed, panicky, and unable to take a moment’s rest, …

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Productivity Tip #20 – Declutter Your Home

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I had a married friend whose house was not only dirty, it was cluttered. Everywhere you looked there was something. The kitchen counters were loaded with stuff, every shelf was full of knickknacks and garbage, and their ‘office’ was so cluttered, only one person could fit into it. It was interesting to see how their …

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Productivity Tip #19: Develop A Good Bedtime Routine

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Remember when you were a kid and your bedtime routine was very important to your parents. You may not have understood why it was so important then, but now it’s obvious that kids and adults should have a good bedtime routine. One reason is that getting a good night’s sleep is important to our productivity …

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Productivity Tip #18 – Spend Your Most Productive Time Doing What Matters Most

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When I was young, my most productive time was night time. For some reason, my focus became best better during the night time. As I got older, the first few hours of my day were my most productive time – and they still are. I can sit down and bang things out without a lot …

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Productivity Tip #17 – Strive For Progress Not Perfection

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After all the personal development programs I’ve taken and books I’ve read, I’ve come to realize that productivity in life is about progress, not perfection. I wish I would have known this when I was young and let one failure – in almost any area of my life – take me back to the drawing …

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Productivity Tip #16 – Learn To Practice Forgiveness

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Here is another unconventional, but really important, productivity tip. Practice forgiveness and do it often. It’s a great way to make yourself more productive in many different ways. You Can’t Be Fully Productive Without Forgiveness Shit happens. People do stupid things. You do stupid things! It’s never going to change. That’s why forgiveness is so …

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Productivity Tip #14: Find Yourself At Least One Good Teammate

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We can’t do everything on our own. That’s why outsourcing is such a good idea. But, sometimes we just need someone else to support us, encourage us, validate us, be there for us, help us get through tough times, and help us understand what we want and what we need to do. We need a …

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Productivity Tip #13: Outsource When You Can And Should

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Outsourcing is not just for businesses. You can outsource your house cleaning, shopping, meal planning, beauty tasks, and so much more. Outsourcing means getting other people to do your tasks for you, and it can help you be more productive in every area of your life. Can You Outsource? First, it’s important to note that …

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Productivity Tip #12: Reward Yourself For Being So Productive

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Being productive is a reward in itself. You feel good about yourself at the end of the day when you have finished important tasks. But, sometimes a carrot at the end of the stick can help motivate you to push through some tasks that you really have no desire or motivation to do. And, sometimes …

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Productivity Tip #11: Force Yourself To Do Something On Those Days You Feel Like Doing Nothing

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Do you feel like doing nothing today? A man I know has Lupus. He was diagnosed 30 years ago and is now 70-years-old. He is almost always tired, but he forces himself to get up and do something productive every single day. All he wants to do is sit in his chair and do nothing, …

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Productivity Tip #10: Eat For Energy Because It’s Really Important

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I know a lot of people who don’t like to think about what they eat. They eat what they want when they want. I’ve done it too. But, if you want to be productive, you must eat for energy. Eat For Energy: It’s Super Important If every day consists of a holiday meal for you, …

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Productivity Tip #9: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

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The other day I came across a popular article on productivity. It ranked high in the search engines and thousands upon thousands of people were reading it. To be honest, the article wasn’t anything special. It had a good title and it listed out a couple of things that could make you more productive. But, …

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Productivity Tip #8: Create Emotional Reasons Why You Need To Do What You Do

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This is a powerful productivity tip. We talked about getting clear on what you want to do in life, but you also need to develop the reasons why you want to do what you want to do. You can want something badly, but if you don’t have clear and emotional reasons why you want it, …

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Productivity Tip #7: Maintain A Positive Attitude

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When I was younger, I worked at a hospital as a housekeeper. I hated it along with 95% of the other housekeepers. Housekeepers were the least respected. We weren’t as important as the doctors, nurses, aides, porters, or other staff. We were the people with the mop. Because my attitude towards my job was so …

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Productivity Tip #6: Pay Attention To The Things That Matter Most

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Where your attention goes, energy flows. I can’t remember where I heard that, but I know that it’s true. If you pay attention to something that makes you angry, you put all your energy towards that something. If you pay attention to a movie, you put all your energy towards watching that movie. And, if …

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Productivity Tip #5: Take It One Day At A Time And Avoid Being Overwhelmed

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Some of us have big goals and a lot on our plate. If we let all that we need to do today, tomorrow, and every day for the next year creep into our thoughts, it can get overwhelming and become easier to do nothing – absolutely nothing! That’s why taking it one day at a …

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Productivity Tip #3: Set Your Day Up Right With An Awesome Morning Routine

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We all know that getting out of the wrong side of the bed can make the rest of the day go horrible. We also know that stubbing our toe, spilling our coffee, or getting into a morning fight can ruin the rest of the day. But, it’s not all bad! Developing the right morning routine …

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Productivity Tip #2: Work On Personal Development Daily

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The first productivity tip was all about getting clear on what you want to do with your life. Sometimes that’s easier said than done, so it’s important to constantly work on personal development so that the insights can come into your life consistently. The more you delve into you, the more you discover about yourself …

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