15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity (@Fastcompany)

People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t super human, they’ve just mastered a few simple habits. Some may be easy to guess: Keep your desk organized and aim for around eight hours of sleep a night. But others, like taking a mid-day nap or complaining, might surprise you.

Here are 15 easy ways to make every day more productive:

1. Declutter your desk.

2. Be part of the 20%.

3. Work less.

4. Stop phoning it in.

5. Try this email hack.

6. Go heavy on HVAs.

7. Meet smarter.

8. Sleep on the job.

9. Beware these productivity killers.

Identifying distractions is the first step to avoiding them. Here are the top five workplace attention destroyers, according to a 2015 survey by CareerBuilder:

  1. Cell phones/texting
  2. Internet
  3. Gossip
  4. Social media
  5. Email

10. Make prioritization a priority.

11. Stay in the slumber “sweet spot.”

12. Seek out the sun.

13. Want to motivate people? Be human.

14. Complain.

15. Hit the elliptical.

Intrigued?  Get all the details at http://www.fastcompany.com/3051540/secrets-of-the-most-productive-people/15-habits-that-will-totally-transform-your-productivity


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