Double Your Productivity With This One Killer Habit Of The Super Successful

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Double Your Productivity With This One Killer Habit Of The Super Successful

You know what it’s like. You’re trying to be more productive, to stop procrastinating and actually get stuff done. But before you can execute your perfectly planned to-do list, some disorganized bozo rips it to pieces as surely as if you’d jammed it in the paper shredder yourself. But what can you do about it? … Read more

5 Hacks for a High-Energy Workday

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Want to boost your energy for a productive workday? There are plenty of healthy ways to boost your energy levels without needing to constantly reach for the caffeine.

Deadlines. Meetings. Your boss breathing over your shoulder. You’ve got so much to do, but you feel exhausted. What do you do when tiredness hits? If you’re like most people, you reach for the coffee or a snack for a quick boost of energy. The problem is that the more you load your body with … Read more

How to Create the “Extreme Focus” Habit (without Feeling Overwhelmed)

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So you want to be able to snap into focus and stay there for however long it’s needed. It would certainly take a lot of work, right? What if I told you it could be achieved it in less than 30 minutes, without having to constantly motivate yourself, or pushing with willpower, but with just … Read more

How to Use Technology for Sticking to Your Habits

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Use Tech to Keep Yourself Motivated

It takes weeks for a new activity to become an ingrained habit. However, when trying to adopt something that’s particularly challenging, you may find it tough to continue it for a few consecutive days, let alone weeks. Luckily, there are technological interventions that can keep you on track and make motivation much easier to maintain. … Read more

The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

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Schedule Email Processing Times

The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.

Habits require specificity.

You can't say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.

Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

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Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier. In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a … Read more

6 Limiting Beliefs about Email That Kill Your Inbox Productivity

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The following is a sample from my book Declutter your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload.  If you’re struggling to keep up with stream of messages that flood your inbox, then I encourage you to check out this book and learn how to develop the habits that lead to “daily inbox zero.” Getting … Read more

Mental Models: 6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination-Causing Thoughts

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Obstacles Procrastination

Have you ever had a really important project you want or need to do and for some reason you just can’t find the discipline to dig in and get started? What about when you do start a project. Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project and can’t continue but you have no … Read more

To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done.

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One of the cornerstones of productivity is creating effective to-do lists. We all begin projects with a lot of energy, but as interruptions and distractions pile up, you can quickly lose focus. It’s easy to write a list. The hard part is to write one that helps you complete the important things. The solution is … Read more

Grains of Sand Method (Do Productive Work in Free Time)

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Sand Castle-Productivity

Today I’m pleased to announce the first guest post on Develop Good Habits.  The following article is written by Michal Stawicki who recently published the book Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day (which is free for the next few days.)  The habit that Michal is about to discuss can have an amazing impact … Read more