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35 Productivity Habits

35 Productivity Habits

Tech

  • Limit email replies to one per minute
  • If you can’t understand what an email asks, don’t answer
  • Tune out the news. Nothing important happens, most of the time.
  • Do not answer the phone, unless it’s a true emergency. (Emergencies are rare)
  • Use keyboard shortcuts.

Clothes

  • Define your fashion uniform.
  • Wear it daily.
  • Wear smart fabrics.
  • Carry an all-occasion outfit with you.
  • Discard what you stop using.

Hacks

  • Visualize your end product
  • Start before you feel ready, avoid chicken-and-egg.
  • Assume you are right, when in doubt
  • Decisive is productive.
  • If you can’t write it down, record it.
  • When you read something helpful, write to the author.
  • Manage anxiety – run, swim, dance
  • Sleep more. You will get more done.
  • Take naps when energy runs low.

Schedule

  • Do the easiest things first.
  • Prioritize one item per day.
  • Set a daily routine.
  • No meeting unless they are decisive.
  • Better done than perfect.

Food

  • Routinize your diet.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Get delivery to save time.
  • Negotiate a daily deal with your trusted cafe.

Mind

  • Notice the 80/20 rule. Which 20%? of work produces 80% of the results?
  • Focus on the important, suppress the urgent.
  • Decide the outcome before even starting.
  • Start ‘Idea Dump’ book for genius ideas you can’t work on now.
  • Eliminate trivial decisions, like what to wear.
  • Learn to ignore. No need to respond to everything.
  • Do a bad first draft. You can’t edit a blank page.
  • Treat time as your money.

 

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