3 Habits That Will Instantly Boost Your Productivity in 2015

January 4, 2015

Career Advice


1. Learn to say ‘No.’
Being a “yes” person is good — up to a point. But saying ‘no’ is a skill we must all cultivate. While we might have good intentions, agreeing to everyone’s demands only wears us thin. That means more stress on our end and a lesser quality of work. Not good. Learn your limits, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and say no when you need to — and don’t feel sorry for it.

2. Take a break.
It’s okay to take multiple breaks. Find what works for you. Perhaps a one-hour lunch break is all you need to re-energize your mind and body. The Pomodoro technique might be better — working in sprints and rewarding yourself with frequent short breaks. Perhaps you need to take a 15-minute morning and afternoon walk to recharge. Or just 30 minutes of reading over your lunch break to clear your mind.

3. Stop multitasking.
See number one — because you’re likely multitasking because you didn’t say no. If you can’t find time to give your all to everything on your to-do list, something has got to give. You need to say no to something, ask for help from someone, or re-examine your process and find a more effective one. It might take time to get on the right track, but it’s time well spent.

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