Be More Productive and Stop Doing These 7 Things!
We are all SUPER busy right? If you are a student, you are studying for endless hours and possibly working; making "time" something of the past. If you are a parent, you are juggling work, kids and family and also trying to keep up with your to-do list.
You've heard the phrase, "there's not enough time in the day!" So what can you do to be more productive? CamMi Pham of Filemobile.com says there are 7 things to stop doing, that are backed by science, in order to be more productive. Pham says, "Being busy doesn't necessarily mean you are being productive. Being productive is less about time management and more on managring your energy. It is the business of life. "
1. Stop Working Overtime and Increase Your Productivity. Decrease your working hours from 10 to 8 and shorten work week from 6 to 5 days, this will allow your productivity to increase.
Did you know? (According to Filemobile.com)
- Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night.
- The French Emperor Napoleon was not shy about taking naps. He indulged daily.
- Though Thomas Edison was embarrassed about his napping habit, he also practiced his ritual daily.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, used to boost her energy by napping before speaking engagements.
- Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” routinely took naps in his dressing room between performances.
- President John F. Kennedy ate his lunch in bed and then settled in for a nap—every day!
- Oil industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller napped every afternoon in his office.
- Winston Churchill’s afternoon nap was a non-negotiable. He believed it helped him get twice as much done each day.
- President Lyndon B. Johnson took a nap every afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in order to break his day up into “two shifts.”
- Though criticized for it, President Ronald Reagan famously took naps as well.
2. Don't Say "yes" Too Often. The Pareto Principle states that 20% of the effort produce 80% of the results and 20% of the results consumes 80% of the effort. So, instead of killing yourself to get everything done and working harder, focus on the effors that produce 80% of the results.
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.” – Warren Buffet.