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1
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New research has revealed that the average UK office worker is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes out of the working day.

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What about you ?

2
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Generally, people are most productive in the morning. The two hours after becoming fully awake are likely to be the best

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Not everyone is at their best in the early morning hours, however.
The secret here is to work with your body, not against it.

3
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Separate your “today” list from your “master” list

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Make a list of your most important things before you leave work. Commit about 20 minutes to write down at most five things you want to achieve the next day.

4
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Manage your energy, not your time

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Energy management forces you to think of results as a function of energy, not time invested

5
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When you throw more energy at your work without taking the time to recharge, or refresh, you’re going to run out of fuel and burn out.

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When you work too hard and throw too much energy at a task, you could burn out without achieving real progress.

6
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Build a “getting ready to work” routine

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You could use a trigger to get you into “focused mode”. If you have a headphone, you can use that as a trigger. Once it’s on, don’t get distracted by everything that won’t help you achieve your tasks for the day.

7
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Break up your work hours and take breaks

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growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves creativity and that skipping breaks can lead to stress, exhaustion, and creative block.

8
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Create a forced deadline

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Think about it: When you have all morning or afternoon to finish a task, you will get it done, but you’ll also probably get up for a coffee break, check email or social updates every now and then.

9
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Stop doing busywork

Busy work makes you feel like you are moving quickly and being productive in the process. But in effect, you are not.

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Many of us confuse being “busy” with being effective, or efficient.
If you start your day by answering emails. You could get sucked into answering questions, replying to every email, and advancing the cause of other people’s actions.

10
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Adopt the 1–3–5 method to create and manage your action list for the day

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This means that your daily schedule will feature:

  1. One very important task;
  2. Three tasks of medium importance
  3. Five little things