7 Key Habits of Productive People

CEOs get up before the sun, top managers practice meditation and entrepreneurs start their days with doing less pleasant task. Sound strange, but these guys definitely know what to do! And the first thing you should learn by heart if you daydream of being more productive is that productivity is a skill, a habit one can develop. After you’ve formed a habit, this habit starts forming you! There are several tips that will open your road to productivity and here they are: (Guest Post)

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Meditation:

So many have already told about meditation: it improves your health, it’s a perfect stress-reliever and it improves your cognitive ability. Both three points are crucial for a busy person who has to complete lots of tasks daily! In addition to them, meditation significantly improves your concentration and willpower. Are you still hesitating?

Start your day with doing most unenjoyable tasks:

We all have tasks that are constantly delayed because we don’t feel ourselves comfortable doing them. Meanwhile, when the less pleasant stuff is done, it’s much easier to get down to routine everyday things. And as the least pleasant things are often most important, doing them regularly you improve your progress.

Utilize a Two-minute rule:

When you get the task and can do it in two minutes or less, then do it straightaway. Thus, you won’t be surrounded by lots of small tasks you haven’t completed on time.

Get the best out of your breaks:

The best way to spend your 10 minute break is to change the way of activity completely. If you were sitting at your workplace, the best idea is to exercise: do several push-ups and jumps, or even go for a walk. If you just held a meeting, find a quiet place and meditate. Such changes will keep your brain in tone.

Learn speed reading.

To be successful, you need to read a lot, everybody knows that. But how to find some time for reading in our busy life? If you master a speed reading, it will be a great hand of help for you.

Optimize your to-do list.

Beginners think that the more you plan, the more you will complete. That’s not so. The more you have planned, the more tasks will likely stay in your notebook incomplete by the evening leading you to frustrations. Prioritized planning is more effective that endless lists. It’s vital to plan key tasks and to do them, and by the evening you will feel satisfied even if there was not enough time for some insignificant stuff.

Become unavailable when you work.

When you need to work productively for several hours, don’t let anything distract you. Disconnect from the internet (or at least close your mail and social media), switch off your phone; don’t let anything and anyone interrupt you. During such a period of activity, you will complete much more that you would have completed being interrupted each 15 minutes.

About the author: Paul Smith is highly experienced in guest posting. He writes articles for numerous blogs and knows what people love to read. His areas of expertise are business, social media, marketing and self-improvement.

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Ohad Oren is Co-Founder and COO of ONDiGO. Prior to ONDiGO he Co-founded several start-ups. Ohad has years of experience in Sales and Business Management. You can follow him on twitter on @OrenOhad

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