Sometimes, it seems like there are not enough hours to achieve everything we want to. We often feel overwhelmed by everything we need to accomplish in a day. Here are 7 life hacks to help you get the most out of your day.
1. Eliminate all distractions
Remove all possible distractions from your work area when you want to start. Log out of social networks and turn off your phone if you want to.
2. Be organised but stay flexible
Always leave in time in your daily schedule for the unexpected. Be prepared to move things around on your calendar, to re-schedule meetings or events, and to re-negotiate requirements
3. Unplug when possible
Step away from the computer. Try to do as much of your work offline as possible. It's easy to get distracted by email notifications and phone calls
4. Create accountability
You're much more likely to achieve your goals when you tell other people because you'd want to save yourself the embarrassment of admitting to not doing anything.
5. Work in small blocks of time
Give yourself a fixed time period and stick to it. Make sure to only do the task at hand. Nothing else
It's easy to think of sleep as unimportant when you have a lot of work to do. But, if you don't get enough rest, your working hours won't be as productive as they could be.
7. Learn to say no
When you say yes to everything, you can't be productive because you'll be spreading yourself too thin. Learn when to say no so you can get things done effectively
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