7 ways to improve your productivity

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Need to get more done in your day? Read these 7 ways to improve your productivity!

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<ul><li> 1. 7Ways to Improve YourPRODUCTIVITY~~ </li></ul> <p> 2. 1. Start The Day BeforeReduce tomorrows stress by preparing yourself for tomorrow. Things you can do:1.Set aside your wardrobe for the next day2.Mentally take yourself through the day3.If you need to study, think about the times during the day you will dedicate to each topic4.Set goals for the major things you want to accomplish the next day5.Set aside items for breakfast (e.g. set up your coffee machine, fill a bowl with dry oatmeal). 3. 2. SleepAim to get 7-8 hours of sleep every nightA Harvard study estimated that sleep deprivation costs American companies $63.2 billion a year in lost productivity!vs. 4. 3. Create Limited To-Do ListsBefore starting work, list out all of the major things you want to get done that day (be realistic!)List the time slots you want to allocate to each itemTip: keep a small notebook to record things you need to do in a day, what you achieved that day, and things you need to carry over to the next day. 5. 4. Do The Most Important Things FirstDoing the most important things first makes sure that you can end the day feeling like youve accomplished a significant task.It also allows you to fit in more during your day.Watch this video on completing the BIG ROCKS first (link) 6. 5. Dont MultitaskFinish one task before beginning another.An American study reported in the Journal Of Experimental Psychology found that it took students far longer to solve complicated math problems when they had to switch to other tasks - in fact, they were up to 40% slower.Switching tasks can make it more difficult to tune out distractions 7. 6. Designate Time To Handle EmailsTry checking your email before you work and reply only to those that are urgent and need an immediate responseAllocate 15 minutes around midday and 15 minutes at the end of the day to respond to the other emails. 8. 7. DisconnectThe internet provides a constant stream of new distractions. Try working away from the computer and the internet whenever you can.Place your phone and laptop in a separate room or in your bagIf you need to use the computer or your phone, download an app that blocks certain sites at certain times of the day.</p>