1. Take a break
You can’t always be working at optimum productivity. Instead, you should shoot for working in short bursts at your most productive times.
2. Set a timer
for each of your tasks.
3. Eliminate all distractions
This includes the phone, email notifications, and having multiple web browsers open on the desktop.
4. Distractions should be avoided, but sometimes a bit of music in the background can help you focus
Of course, it doesn’t need to be heavy rock music, but a bit of Beethoven may do you some good.
5. Love what you do
Enjoying what you do is the ultimate way to increase your productivity.
6. Complete your most dreaded tasks first thing in the morning
Whichever activity you are dreading the most is probably the one you need to complete first thing in the morning.
7. Use JDarkRoom
This application allows you to write more efficiently by removing all distractions. You’re given an entirely blank page on which to type. This way, you’re not distracted by the web, e-mail, or IM. When you’re done, you can save your work as a text file.
8. Just start
Often times, starting is the hardest part. Once you get going, you will quickly get into a rhythm that could last for hours.
9. Everyone has a certain time of the day in which they are more productive than others
For me, it’s the morning. Find out when your prime time is for productivity and optimize your work schedule accordingly.
10. Keep a notebook and pen on hand at all times
This way, you can write down your thoughts, to-dos, and ideas at any time. The key is to get everything out of your head and onto paper. This way, your subconscious mind won’t be reminding you about it every other second.
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