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You know those (ahem, STRANGE) people who actually get stuff done on time?
We've all seen them, showing up at meetings and handing out completed reports a day early, throwing parties with seemingly no stress at all, and getting tickets to the Adam Levine concert without breaking a sweat?
(I hate all of those overachievers. HATE.)
(Also, I know Adam Levine has a band and all, but who goes see the band? We all go to see my boyfriend, Adam. You know it's true.)
Seriously, though, productive people do have some secrets. And when I follow their example, I find that I am productive, too.
There are 3 rules that can change your ability to be more productive, without a ton of effort.
Do It OR Write It Down
The most productive people don't write everything down. I know that sounds like crazy talk coming from a plannerd, but if they can just do the task quickly, they do so.
Check an email? Send an immediate response.
Get an assignment that can be done by pulling an old document from the files? Pull the document.
If the task takes longer than a couple of minutes or they are very focused on some other task, though, they do write it down. That frees their mind to worry about the task at hand.
Make a Plan
When productive people get busy, they make a plan to bust through the work in priority order.
A simple way to do that? Number the tasks on your to do list in priority order.
Productive people monitor what is on their plate, so they know what they can and cannot afford to agree to before they are asked. They know how to say "no."
Try following these rules for a week and watch how your life changes!
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Blue Coffee Mug, Plastic Envelope, Erasable Gel Pen, Orange Circle Studio 2016 Take Me With You Planner, Paris Is Always a Good Idea (weekly inserts), Quo Vadis Textagenda Refill August 2015 - July 2016 Compact Daily Planner (daily inserts)
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