If you have 10 items on your to-do list, tackle them one at a time. Switching between tasks can decrease productivity by up to 40%.1
Realize the power of the pen.
Our brains process visuals 60,000 times faster than they do words2, so sketch out your ideas. Those who write down their goals are 33% more likely to achieve them3, so try getting yours on paper.
Take a break.
The most productive people work for52 minutes, then break for 17 minutes.4 Even using social media is OK — 54% of workers say it helps them recharge.5
Get your blood pumping.
Even 30 minutes of exercise per day can sharpen your mind and make you more productive at work.6
Happy people are between 12% and 20% more productive, so a smile can always help.7
www.wrike.com (“The High Cost of Multitasking,” Sept. 2015)
www.business2community.com (“Visual Marketing: A Picture’s Worth 60,000 Words,” Jan. 2015)
www.dominican.edu (“Dominican Research Cited In Forbes Article,” Jan. 2013)
www.theatlantic.com (“A Formula for Perfect Productivity,” Sept. 2014)
www.pewinternet.org (“Social Media and the Workplace,” June 2016)
www.livestrong.com (“How Does Exercise Improve Work Productivity,” Oct. 2015)
www.smf.co.uk (“Happiness and productivity: Understanding the happy-productive worker,” Oct. 2015)
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