5 hacks to be more productive



Fri, 28 Jul 2017 - 07:54 GMT


Fri, 28 Jul 2017 - 07:54 GMT

Max the Brown Tabby Cat with Books 2 - Found Animals Foundation - Flickr

Max the Brown Tabby Cat with Books 2 - Found Animals Foundation - Flickr

CAIRO – 28 July 2017:

1- Time Tracking:

You might think you are spending your time pretty wisely but you would be surprised at how far off point you are; according to a study done by This vs. That website in 2013 only 17 percent of people were able to estimate how much they spent doing a certain task. Tracking your performance using timers might actually keep you focused and make you less likely to wonder off into a day dream without realizing.

2- 90 minutes max:

According to New York Times, researchers at Florida State University have found out that the best actors, chess players and athletes work uninterrupted for periods of 90 minutes accumulating to just around 4 and a half hours of pure productivity per day, and that these people are more productive than that work for more than 90 minute each time. While you will probably have to work more than that it would be good to divide your day into sections of focus and breaks, in which you do something that takes your mind off work.

3- To do:

Create To-do lists to stay focused and if you have big tasks that would take a lot of time learn to break them into smaller tasks like if for instance you need to clean a really big room try working corner by corner and checking them off your list. Also always prioritize, not everything is of the same importance or the same urgency.

4- Start now:

Most of the time beginning the task is the hardest part of the task because once you start what’s left is always less than 100 percent of the task, so just get on with it!

5- Sacrifice:

You have to admit that social media is probably eating up a lot of your time, so maybe if you are working on an important task that is urgent and time-sensitive, maybe just turn off your notifications and keep your hands of the news feed for a while.



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